Monthly Archives: May 2015

Henri Bourgeois Sancerre 2013

Henri Bourgeois, Les Bonnes Bouches, AOC/AOP Sancerre, Chavignol, Cher, 2013 Chavignol is 3kms west of Sancerre, on argilo-calcaire (clay-limestone) soils, in the ratio 65:35 in this vineyard.  Fermented and aged on fine lees for 5 months in temperature controlled stainless steel. … Continue reading

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Tessari Recioto di Soave 2011

Tessari, Tre Colli, DOCG Recioto di Soave, Verona, Veneto, Italy 2011 Varietal garganega, natural cork closure, 13.5% abv, John Gordons, £20 WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, medium intensity gold, showing tears. Nose: clean on the nose, of … Continue reading

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Domaine de Pelican IGP Pay d’Oc 2012

Domaine de Pelican, Le Montre du Soleil, IGP Pays d’Oc, Gignac (close to Aniane and Mas de Daumas Gassac), France, 2012 A blend of grenache noir, syrah and merlot; aged in oak, natural cork closure, 13.5% abv, ex cellar, €11 … Continue reading

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Fevre Montmains Chablis PC 2010

William Fevre, Montmains, AOC/AOP Chablis Premier Cru, (northernmost) Burgundy, 2010 First, some words on Chablis … there are 7 GCs, and as of 20/04/14, 38 climats accepted for Chablis PC, the names of which can be used on the label. … Continue reading

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CVNE Crianza Rioja 2009

CVNE (Compania Vinicola del Norte de Espana), pronounced coonay, DOCa Crianza Rioja, Spain, 2009 A blend of 80% tempranillo, with 20% garnacha and mazuelo (aka carignan). Aged for 1 year in US and French oak, then a year in bottle … Continue reading

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Dr Loosen Graacher Himmelreich Riesling 2012

Dr Loosen, VDP Riesling Kabinett, Graacher Himmelreich, Mosel, 2012 Graach is a Mosel village between Berncastel and Wehlen, the Himmelreich vineyard is steep, south-west facing with blue slate based soils. This wine: screw cap closure, 8% abv, widely available £13 WSET … Continue reading

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