Monthly Archives: August 2015

Montgras Carmenere Colchagua 2014

Montgras, Reserva Especial, Carmenere, Valle de Colchagua, Chile, 2014 Carmernere, though vastly declined in popularity in its original Bordeaux home, with just 20ha in 2008, it remains a possible ingredient in AOC/AOP Bordeaux wines. It ripens late which is a potential … Continue reading

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Dom. Zusslin Sylvaner Alsace 2004

Domaine Valentin Zusslin, Vieilles Vignes, Sylvaner, AOC/AOP Alsace, Orschwihr, France, 2004. Varietal sylvaner, Demeter biodynamic registered, natural cork closure with inset wax cap, flat bottomed bottle, 12.5% abv, Gauntleys, bin end £4 (was £12.40) WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and … Continue reading

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La Ferme de la Sansonniere Vin de France 2013

La Ferme de la Sansonniere, Vin de France, 2013 Vineyards are within the Bonnezaux chenin blanc sweet wine appellation, however the vigneron, Marc Angeli, produces dry and off dry-styles, hence the Vin de France label. Varietal chenin blanc (aka pineau de la … Continue reading

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Dom. Haut Marin Gros manseng Gascogne 2008

Domaine Haut Marin, En Bretagne d’Armagnac, Moelleux Gros manseng, VdP (IGP) Cotes de Gascogne, Gers, France, 2008. Varietal gros manseng, synthetic cork closure, 37.5cl, 11.5% abv, Delilahs, £8 WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, medium intensity gold, showing … Continue reading

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Moulin de Gassac Albaran 2013

Moulin de Gassac, Albaran, Aniane, IGP Pays d’Herault, Languedoc, France, 2013. On slopes of sandstone, limestones and marl; a 50:50 blend of cabernet sauvignon and grenache, 9 months part-maturation in barrique, natural cork closure, 13.5% abv, ex-producer, €6.50 WSET style tasting … Continue reading

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Ravenswood Lodi Zinfandel 2013

Ravenswood, Old Vine Zinfandel, Lodi, North Central Valley, California, 2013 Lodi is 50km due East of San Francisco in the Central Valley; a blend of 77% zinfandel and 23% petite sirah (aka durif), agglomerate cork closure, 14.5% abv, Costco UK, £9 A … Continue reading

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Lonardi Recioto della Valpolicella 2009

Giuseppe Lonardi, Le Arele, DOC Recioto della Valpolicella Classico, Veneto, Italy, 2009 The usual Valpolicella blend of corvina, rondinella and molinara, but made from raisined (see recioto/passito) berries; natural cork closure, 14%abv, 500ml, Weavers Wines, £26.50 WSET style tasting note … Continue reading

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