|Winery:||Kumeu River Wines Ltd|
|Region:||New Zealand » Auckland » Kumeu|
A bit woody on the nose with lots of nutty, toasty, barrel-fermented elements. Very fine in the mouth, with a firm acid spine and a touch of wood tannin helping to fill out what otherwise is a fairly faceted wine. The fruit comes off as a bit simple he...
|Winery:||Hugel et Fils|
|Region:||France » Alsace » Ammerschwihr » Alsace Aoc|
I bought this bottle of wine from a wine merchant in Sussex 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 a part of Germany and therefore the wines are not diss...
|Winery:||Domaine Leon Barral|
|Region:||France » Languedoc-roussillon » Languedoc » Faugères|
I bought three bottles of this wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/33868 for £21.50.I had also bought some of the 1999 vintage which I enjoyed.Faugeres is an AOC for red,white and rose wines from the area around the village of that...
|Region:||France » Burgundy » Côte d'Or » Côte de Nuits » Gevrey Chambertin » Chambertin|
I bought two bottles of this wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/53910 for £25. 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 p...
|Region:||France » Languedoc-roussillon » St. Chinian|
|Varietal:||Carignan , Cinsault , Grenache , Syrah , Mourvèdre|
Domaine Canet Valette is run by Marc Valette, a young vigneron who worked his first vintage in 1992. Marc's first exposure to wine was through his grandfather, who had tended vines and made wine in Minervois. In 1975 Marc and his father began to purcha...
|Winery:||Ghislaine et Jean-Hugues Goisot|
|Region:||France » Burgundy » Côtes d'Auxerre » Saint-bris|
I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Clerkenwell [www.theperfectcellar.com ] for £12. Saint-Bris is an AOC created in 2003 for white wines made from sauvignon blanc and/or sauvignon gris from around the village of Saint- Bris-la-Vineux...
|Winery:||Kumeu River Wines Ltd|
|Region:||New Zealand » Auckland » Kumeu|
Perfumey and lean on the nose with white fleshed orchard fruits edged in dusty herbal tones. On the palate this shows a nice touch of richness yet maintains a light, balanced feel with an almost steely edge to the apple and lime oil core of fruit. The ...
|Winery:||Domaine Jean-Louis Chave|
|Region:||France » Rhône » Northern Rhône » St. Joseph|
I bought this bottle of wine as part of a lot from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/57537 Saint Joseph is an AOC created in 1956 [ although wine production in the area goes back to at least the Romans ] for red and white wines from the a...
|Winery:||Domaine de Durban|
|Region:||France » Rhône » Southern Rhône » Muscat de Beaumes-de-venise|
This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/64493.Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise is an AOC created in 1945 for sweet white wines made from the muscat grapes [noir and blanc ] from around the village of that nam...
|Winery:||Domaine du Pesquier|
|Region:||France » Rhône » Southern Rhône » Gigondas|
I bought two bottles of this wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/57556 for £20.Gigondas is an AOC created in 1971 [although wine production goes back to before the Romans] for red and rose wines around the village of that name in...
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We were served this wine at dinner in the hotel on the recent French weekend.The Touraine AOC was created in 1939 [ although viticulture in the region goes back to at least the 4th century AD] for red,white,rose and sparkling wines produced in 70 communes around the town of Tours in the Loire valley. It is an 'umbrella' AOC because it includes s... Read More
Sorry to be morbid, but what’s your ‘death bed’ wine; the last glass you’ll taste in this life? Mine’s Puligny-Montrachet, the famous but expensive white Burgundian. The big price tag is no hassle if it’s your final pleasure but on a Wednesday evening? Yep, that may be a problem! “But is it possible to buy good value White Burgundy?”, a friend a... Read More
I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from a wine merchant in Sussex. Moulis is a small appellation for red wines from around the village of that name about 20 miles north of the City of Bordeaux on the Medoc peninsular which got AOC status in 1938. My bottle consists of 60% merlot,30% cabernet sauvignon,8% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot.and ... Read More
Friuli (or more properly Friuli Venezia Giulia) lies in Italy’s northeastern corner. Protected from the northern winds by the Austrian and Slovenian Alps, Friuli’s climate is tempered by the Adriatic. The winemakers of this area have a reputation of being forward thinking and producing excellent white wines -- reds account for just under 40%. Tr... Read More
Had the pleasure to taste with GregT in San Diego yesterday evening. I had the idea to pair up Greg and a friend from the Netherlands who was in San Diego for a convention, due to their interest in Tokaj, and it seemed to work well, everyone having a good time.Lessons Learned: Harslevelu is good stuff, and probably my new favorite white wine gra... Read More
Montalcino is a beautiful medieval hilltop village just 40 miles south of Siena, on the ancient roadway to Rome. It is dominated by a castle, called La Fortezza, which doubles as an enoteca and wine shop. La Fortezza offers most of the wines of the zone, plus older vintages, as well as honey, olive oil, jams and the like. It also offers a breath... Read More
This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/64493.Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise is an AOC created in 1945 for sweet white wines made from the muscat grapes [noir and blanc ] from around the village of that name about 15 miles east of the town of Orange on the southerly facing slopes of a limestone hill ... Read More
I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from a wine merchant in Sussex. Vacqueyras is a southern Rhone appellation created in 1990 for wines produced around the village of that name about 10 miles east of the town of Orange on the banks of the river Ouveze,a tributary of the Rhone. Before 1990 it was one of the Cotes du Rhone Villages.Most producti... Read More
This bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/64390.The Cotes du Rhone Villages AOC was set up for red,white and rose wines in 1967 and refers to 90 communes in the southern Rhone region.Production rules are stricter than for the standard Cotes du Rhone AOC and the wine is supposed to be of high... Read More
This bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/58584 website. Bandol is an AOC createed in 1941 for red,white and rose wines from the area around the mediterranean seaside village of that name between Toulon and Marseilles. Chateau Vannieres is an old estate of 34 hectares now owned and run by the Boisse... Read More
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