Monthly Archives: May 2016

Dezzani Roero Arneis 2014

Dezzani, Monfrigio, DOCG Roero Arneis, Piemonte, 2014 Arneis – tending to full-bodied wines, if picked late can be flabby, suggested profile includes gooseberry, ripe pear, apple, lemon, orange, melon, stone fruit – apricot and peach, broom (floral – vanilla), camomile, almond, … Continue reading

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Mestre Maranges 2013

Mestre Pere et Fils, AOC Maranges, Burgundy, France, 2013 This wine: varietal pinot noir, hand harvested, matured in oak, agglomerate Diam 5 cork closure, 13% abv, ex-producer €12.50 (2015) Consumer tasting note: a deftly oaked pinot noir, lightweight in the … Continue reading

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Pelizzatti Pinor Noir Graubunden 2012

Annatina Pelizzatti, Pinot Noir Barrique, AOC Graubunden, Jenins, Graubunden, Switzerland, 2012 The canton of Graubunden is at the far eastern end of Switzerland. The top villages are from north to south Flasch, Maienfeld, Jenins and Malans. Vineyards are at about … Continue reading

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Pas Curtei Penedes 2005

Alemany i Corrio, Pas Curtei, DO Penedes, Catalonia, Spain, 2005 DO Penedes is a coastal region close south-west of Barcelona, DO Tarragona abuts Penedes at its south-west border. Penedes comprises 3 zones – coastal and low-lying sandy Baix Penedes, with the warmest Mediterranean … Continue reading

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Montmollin Neuchatel 2011

Domaine de Montmollin, Pinot Noir, Eleve en Barrique, AOC Neuchatel, Auvernier, Neuchatel, Switzerland, 2011 From the 1980s the Swiss regulatory equivalent of AOC was OIC, which guaranteed provenance and traceability of a wine, with ideas of geographical limit, yields and … Continue reading

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Dom. de L’Hortus GC 2008

Domaine de l’Hortus, Grande Cuvee, AOC/AOP Coteaux de Languedoc Pic-Saint-Loup, Herault, France, 2008 The nomenclature of the Pic-Saint-Loup appellation changed in 2007 to AOC/AOP Languedoc Pic-Saint-Loup. There is a long standing application for AOC/AOP Pic Saint Loup. It lies about 18kms to … Continue reading

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Grillesino Morellino di Scansano Italia 2013

Grillesino, DOCG Morellino di Scansano, Tuscany, Italy, 2013 This DOCG lies 40kms to the southeast of upmarket Bolgheri, lacking the latter’s recognition, demand and pricing, and so representing good affordable quality. Scansano is just 20kms from the Tyrrhenian Sea, so the … Continue reading

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