Monthly Archives: June 2014

Dr Loosen Grey Slate Riesling 2013

Dr Loosen, Riesling Qualitatswein, Bernkastel, Mosel, Germany 2013 See my posts on sweetness in, and classification of, German wine. Screw cap closure, 10.5% abv, £10, widely available. WSET style tasting note Appearance – clear and bright, medium intensity lemon, showing tears. … Continue reading

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Seyval blanc training and pinching out

      Two views showing vines now supported by a tripod of chestnut stakes. Each vine has 4-5 shoots tied-in vertically, without fruit, with the growing tip pinched out when they attain 1.8m. In the fruiting area lower down, … Continue reading

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Dom des Forges Savennieres 2011

Domaine des Forges, Le Moulin du Gue, AOC Savenierres, Loire, France, 2011 Savennieres is a white appellation for chenin blanc only, the style is predominantly dry, a sweet style is permitted, but this is rare. Varietal chenin blanc, natural cork … Continue reading

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Villa Cafaggio Chianti Classico 2010

Villa Caffagio DOCG Chianti Classico, Italy, 2010 Natural cork closure, 13.5%, The Co-op, £13. WSET style tasting note Appearance – clear and bright, deep intensity ruby, showing distinct tears. Nose – clean on the nose, with a medium (+) intensity, fully … Continue reading

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Ch. Sigalas Rabaud Sauternes 2010

Chateau Sigalas Rabaud, Premier Cru Classé, Sauternes-Barsac 1855 (Commune of Bommes), Sauternes, Bordeaux, France, 2010. A semillon dominated blend with sauvignon blanc. Aged in 33% new oak barrels for 20 months. Natural cork closure, 13.5% abv, 37.5cl, £15, widely available, Costco for … Continue reading

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Terras Gauda Rias Baixas Albarino 2012

Terras Gauda, O Rosal Albarino, DO Rias Baixas, Galicia, Spain, 2012 An albarino dominated blend, with caino bravo and loureira. Coated cork closure, 12.5% abv, widely available, about £15. WSET style tasting note Appearance – clear and bright, pale intensity gold, showing … Continue reading

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Colombard Comte Tolosan 2011

Les Crouzes, Colombard, IGP Comte Tolosan, France, 2011 Comté Tolosan, covering south-west France, is one of the 6 big regional IGPs (equivalent to Vin du Pays), the complete list being, roughly from north to south: IGP Val de Loire IGP de … Continue reading

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