Monthly Archives: June 2014

Gallo Chardonnay California 2012

Gallo Family Vineyards, Chardonnay, California, USA, 2012 Varietal chardonnay. Screw cap closure, 12.5% abv, about £7, widely available. WSET style tasting note Appearance – clear and bright, pale intensity lemon, showing tears. Nose – clean on the nose, with a medium intensity, … Continue reading

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French terminology

French wine industry terminology, with most accents and other characters .. work in progress .. – A – acide malique  malic acid. acide tartrique  tartaric acid. acidité vive  lively, fresh acidity. agrafe  a u-shaped metal staple used to hold the … Continue reading

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Saintsbury Carneros Chardonnay 2010

Saintsbury Carneros Chardonnay, California, USA, 2010 Varietal chardonnay, barrel fermented, undergoes MLF and is then aged on the lees for an undisclosed period, with lees stirring, before bottling unfiltered. Screw cap closure, 13.5% abv, £19, Oakham Wines. WSET style tasting … Continue reading

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Dr Wagner Mosel Riesling 2012

Dr Wagner, Saarburg, VDP Riesling, Mosel, Germany 2012 Screw cap closure, 8.5% abv, £9, Waitrose WSET style tasting note Appearance – clear and bright, medium intensity lemon, showing tears. Nose – clean on the nose, with a medium intensity, youthful, … Continue reading

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