Monthly Archives: January 2015

Pierre Gimonnet Brut Champagne NV

Pierre Gimmonnet & Fils, Cuvee Cuis 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs, Champagne, France, NV Varietal chardonnay, Diam cork closure, 12.5% abv, widely available, about £25 WSET Style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, pale intensity lemon, showing tears and small bubbles. Nose: … Continue reading

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Gisselbrecht Gewurztraminer Alsace 2012

Willy Gisselbrecht Gewurztraminer Reserve Speciale, AOC Vin d’Alsace, Dambach-La-Ville, France, 2012 Nomacorc synthetic closure, 13% abv, widely available, about £9 WSWT style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, medium intensity lemon, showing tears. Nose: clean on the nose, of medium (+) … Continue reading

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Montigoli Ripasso Valpolicella 2012

Montigoli DOC Ripasso della Valpolicella Classico, Veneto, Italy 2012 The ripasso method involves a second fermentation over 10 days or so, of finished DOC Valpolocella wine with the spent skins, warm and rich in sugar, of amarone or recioto wine processing.  This imparts … Continue reading

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