Monthly Archives: August 2014

Stanlake Park Kings Fume 2010

Stanlake Park Wine Estate, English Regional Wine, Kings Fume oak aged dry white wine, Berkshire, England 2010 A blend in equal measure, of ortega, regner, scheurebe and bacchus; aged in French oak. Coated natural cork closure, 11.5% abv, widely available, about … Continue reading

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Dom. Cauhape Jurancon Sec 2008

Domaine Cauhape, Chant des Vignes, AOC Jurancon Sec, Pyrenees Atlantique, France, 2008 Varietal gros manseng, fermented in stainless steel, then left on the lees for 6 months before bottling; Nomacorc Premium cork closure, 13.5% abv, Ann et Vin, £10. WSET … Continue reading

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Gros plant du Pays Nantais sur lie 2011

Domaine Piece de Moulin, AOC Gros Plant du Pays Nantais, sur lie, Loire, France, 2011 Sandy loam soils, traditional vinification at low temperature, then aged for about 6 months on the lees and bottled directly off the lees without racking. … Continue reading

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Seyval blanc fruit zone

Still removing side shoots and pinching out new attempts by the vertical fruitless shoots to grow away.  The fruit zone is opening up and becoming more exposed now.

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La Salvanella Chianti Classico 2008

Vigneti La Selvanella, DOCG Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy, 2008 Vineyards at 400m altitude, ageing in Limousin botti (a botti is a large oak cask with a volume of 10-150hl), natural cork closure, 14%, Conad Supermercato, Latte, near Mentone, about €19. … Continue reading

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Les Tarnes Menetou-Salon 2012

Jean-Paul Godinat (vigneron/negociant), Les Chais du Val de Loire, Les Tarnes, AOP Menetou-Salon, Loire, France 2012 The typical notes of Loire sauvignon blanc include: lemon, grapefruit, (ripe) gooseberry, blackcurrant bud and leaf, fresh cut grass and crushed nettles – people also … Continue reading

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Ch. Vray Canon Boyer Canon Fronsac 2008

Chateau Vray Canon Boyer, AOC Canon Fronsac, Bordeaux, France 2008 On argilo-calcaire (clay-limestone) soil, an 8/10 vintage according to BBR, with merlot doing better on the right bank; aged in cement vats. A blend of 75% merlot and 25% cabernet … Continue reading

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