Monthly Archives: January 2014

Schieferterrassen Riesling, 2012

Schieferterrassen (schiefer = slate) Riesling, Heymann-Lowenstein, Winningen, Mosel, Germany, 2012 Riesling, 13% abv, screw cap closure; from a VDP  producer; Berry Bros and Rudd, £18. The relatively high alcohol indicates a wine that has been fermented to the dry side. The … Continue reading

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Freixenet Cava brut, 2010

Freixenet (pronounced fresh-net) Vintage Especial, 2010, Brut, Sant Sadurni d’Anoia, Spain The typical blend of macabeo (floral, honey), xarel.lo (apple, citrus) and parellada (floral); mushroom cork closure, 12% abv. Widely available at about £15. Vinification – metodo tradicional, minimum 9 months lees … Continue reading

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Classification of German wine

There are two main classification systems in Germany, that of the German Wine Law of 1971 and that of an independent growers association, the VDP. Under the German Wine Law of 1971, wine is  classified according to sugar level at harvest, … Continue reading

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Cremant de Limoux, France

AOC Cremant de Limoux, Premiere Bulle Premium, Brut, Sieur D’Arques, NV A blend of 70% chardonnay, 20% chenin blanc and 10% mauzac (mauzac aka blanquette – little white in Occitan, referring to the leaves having a white bloom), 12% abv, natural agglomerate mushroom … Continue reading

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Dom. Maubernard Bandol, 2009

Domaine Maubernard, AOC Bandol, France, 2009 A blend of mourvedre, grenache and syrah, 13.5% abv, about £15, from Roberson Wine. Benefits from decanting for an hour or more. WSET style tasting note Appearance – clear and bright, medium intensity ruby, … Continue reading

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Pinot Sekt Mosel, 2008

Stephan Kohl, Pinot Brut Sekt b.A Mosel, 2008 A blend of pinot noir and pinot gris, hand riddled, 12.5% abv, about £10, n/a UK, but can easily import from the producer, see producers. WSET style tasting note Appearance – pale … Continue reading

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Masi Tupungato Argentina 2011

Masi Tupungato, Passo Doble, Valle de Uco, Argentina 2011 A blend of 70% malbec and corvina, aged in French oak for 9 months, 13.5% abv, natural cork closure. Available from Oakham Wines, £13. Needs decanting for an hour. WSET style … Continue reading

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