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Added Nov 21 at 12:13pmI bought this bottle of wine for £8 on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/61048.Gigondas is an AOC created in 1971 [although wine production in the area goes back to before the Romans ] for red and rose wines around the village of that name in the southern Rhone valley.Domaine de Boissan is a large and well-established business spread over several southern Rhone appellations including 13 hectares in Gigondas.Their 'Vielles Vignes ' cuvee consists of 80% grenache and 20% syrah and is aged in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my roast pork supper and I did enjoy it. There is some blackcurrant and blackberry fruit there and the tannins are soft.It is an easy drinking wine although I feel it was a little past its peak but sdtill a quality product
Nov 17 at 3:08pm
Added Nov 17 at 3:07pmI bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Kensington [www.thesampler.co.uk ] for £10.Alsace is an AOC producing mainly white wines in the east of France by the German border.Indeed at some periods of history it was part of Germany and therefore the wines are not dissimilar to those on the other side of the Rhine.AOC rules dictate a tall thin bottle called a 'flute d'Alsace. This is the only French AOC where the grape type has to appear on the bottle.Pinot gris,like pinot blanc and pinot meunier is a mutation of pinot noir.Anne de Laweis was a lady who lived in Alsace in the 16th century whose name is now used by the Cave Kienzhein-Keyserberg co-operative.I started my bottle last night with my fish supper and I did enjoy it.It tasted dry yet fresh and with a citrus or apricot style fruit.There was plenty of flavour and it went well with the fish
Nov 11 at 5:37pm
Added Nov 1 at 5:33pmThis bottle of wine I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/65959 .Montefalco is a village in central Italy in Umbria about 100 miles north of Rome. Sagrantino is the grape used and it is indigenous to the Umbria region and grown mainly around the village of Montefalco. DOCG status was granted in 1991.The wine has to be aged for at least 30 months before bottling 12 in oak. My bottle is from Brogal Vini, a well established family concern that makes several wines. This evening I made myself a pasta bake and I started my bottle with it. There is a lot of intense and concentrated fruit there [think licorice, blackberries and cherries ] and in spite of being nearly 15 years old it was fairly tannic. This is definitely an unusual wine but I enjoyed it and it went well with the pasta
Nov 11 at 5:35pm
Added Nov 11 at 5:25pmThis bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/65959.Nero d'Avola [the black grape of Avola ] is a grape native to the area around the town of Avola in south-east Sicily although it is now also grown in other parts of the world like Turkey,California and Australia.It thrives in hot and arid conditions and is the most common red variety in Sicily.Villa Tonino is owned by the Curatolo family and the 'Baglio Curatolo 'label is reserved for the wine made from the best grapes from a single vineyard near Agrigento in southern Sicily that spends six months aging in oak barrels. I started my bottle last night with my supper of bolognese and I did enjoy it. There is plenty of a blackberry, raspberry and cherry style fruit there and there is a hint of spice or pepper on the finish. The tannins were soft and it was easy drinking.It went well with the bolognese
Nov 6 at 5:15pm
Cabreo Il Borgo 1993
Added Nov 6 at 4:04pmThis bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/65959. From the early 70's some of the winemakers of Tuscany began to experiment with grape varieties not native to Italy such as cabernet sauvignon, sauvignon blanc and chardonnay. In the 80's the Chianti Conzerio introduced a set of guidelines as to locations, techniques of cultivation and blends for these wines which had come to be called the 'Super Tuscans ' The Cabreo estate has been making this blend of 70% sangiovese and 30 % cabernet sauvignon that spends 18 months in oak barrels since 1985. It is classified as a Vino Da Tavola Di Toscana or an IGT as it does not count as a DOC or DOCG because of the blend. I started my bottle last night with my pizza supper. I found it to be extremely tannic in spite of its 20 year age. It was a far better wine this evening after 24 hours sitting open on the table. There is plenty of a blackcurrant, blackberry or cherry style fruit there
Oct 29 at 6:43pm
Added Oct 29 at 6:18pmI bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/57881 Saint-Romain is an AOC created in 1947 for red and white wines from the commune of that name off to the west of the Cote D'Or on the Cote de Beaune and at a higher elevation, close to the Hautes Cote de Beaune. There are no Grand or Premier Cru vineyards here and viticulture is interspersed with other forms of agriculture Domaine Matrot is a family business with holdings in several Burgundy appellations including Saint-Romain where the average vine age is 48 years and fermentation though not aging takes place in oak barrels. I started my bottle with a meal of smoked salmon salad and I did enjoy it. There is some melon and pear style fruit there but I did not feel there was that much oak influence because it was fairly mineral rather than creamy or buttery.It was a good accompaniment to the salmon.
Oct 27 at 5:32pm
Added Oct 27 at 5:30pmI bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/58686 for £12.50.Gevrey-Chambertin is an AOC created in 1936 although viticulture in the area goes back to at least the Romans. The AOC is for red wines only made of pinot noir from the commune of the same name and the neighbouring commune of Borchon on the Cotes de Nuit in Burgundy. There are 9 Grand Cru vineyards and 26 PremierCrus although my bottle is not from them but is a village level wine.Domaine Magniem Michel et fils is a family concern of 19 hectares spread over several Burgundy appellations.I had a steak for my dinner last night so I opened this bottle to accompany it and I did enjoy it.It is a dry red wine but there is plenty of a licorice blackberry and cherry style fruit there and the tannins give it a very structured feel although it manages to be smooth and delicate at the same time. In short this is a first class wine and I can see why Gevrey-Chambertin was Napoleon's favourite drink
Oct 24 at 2:31pm
Added Oct 22 at 4:01pmI bought this bottle of wine from a wine merchant in Sussex for £12.Haut-Medoc is a large AOC set up in 1936 for wines produced in 15 communes on the eastern side of the Medoc peninsular stretching nearly 40 miles north from the city of Bordeaux It is an 'umbrella' AOC because it includes several smaller but more prestigious appellations such as Margaux ,St Julien and St Estephe.Winemaking really got started here at the end of the 17th century when Dutch engineers drained the salt marshes and it now includes some of the world's finest wine estates. Chateau Landat is a 14 hectare property that was granted Cru Bourgeois status as long ago as 1908.and was bought by Gabriel Fabre in 1976..The Vieilles Vignes is a special cuvee only made in the better years from vines averaging 60 years in age. It is 75% cabernet sauvignon,15% merlot and 10% petit verdot and spends 18 months in oak barrels. I started my bottle last night with my roast pork and I did enjoy it. There is some concentrated licorice, blackberry and cherry style fruit there and the tannins hold things together nicely.This is definitely a quality wine
Oct 17 at 5:09pm
Added Oct 17 at 4:56pmI bought this bottle of wine for £10 from a wine merchant in Sussex. Cotes de Bourg is an AOC created in 1936, although there is a record of wine making in the area as long ago as the 2nd century AD,from a large area of 15 communes around the small town of Bourg-sur-Gironde.This is located on the east or right bank of the Dordogne about 15 miles north-east of the City of Bordeaux close to the confluence with the Garonne. Chateau Guibonnet is a small property owned by the Castel family. The wine is made up of 75% merlot with the rest made up of the two cabernets. I started my bottle last night with my supper of lamb chops and I did enjoy it. This is a superb example of what a right bank claret should be. There is plenty of a blackcurrant and plum style fruit there and the tannins are soft and smooth. This is a lovely wine .
Oct 14 at 6:55pm
Added Oct 14 at 6:55pmI bought this bottle of wine from a shop in Chinon when I went there back in May.Vouvray is an AOC created in 1936 at the eastern end of the Loire valley not far from Tours and the grape variety is Chenin blanc,known locally as 'pineau' although small proportions of a grape called arbois are allowed but raely used. There are four types of Vouvray;sec,demi-sec,moelleux and doux which roughly translates as dry, medium ,sweet and even sweeter. Vouvray can also be sparkling or still. My bottle is a still bottle of the demi-sec and is from Chateau Moncontour, a large estate overlooking the Loire near Rochecorbon just east of Tours and owned by the Feray family. 'La Belle Angerie is the name of a vineyard close to the chateau. I started my bottle last night with my supper of pork pie salad and I did enjoy it. There is a lot of a pineapple or grapefruit style fruit there and as the words 'demi-sec' suggest it is neither sweet nor dry but in between. There is certainly plenty of flavour and it is easy drinking and went well with the pork pie.