Monthly Archives: June 2016

Cantina di Negrar Amarone 2010

Cantina di Negrar, DOCG Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, Veneto, Italy, 2010 See my amarone entry in italian terminology. This wine: Cantina di Negra is a a co-op with 230 growers farming 700ha, where there is a scientific approach to deciding … Continue reading

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Free aroma kit

  The aim here, as with Nez du Vin, is nose training, but not to identify discrete aromas, rather to discern firstly between aroma families, eg florality from amongst citrus, orchard or red fruit notes. And then sniffing within each family eg floral with … Continue reading

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Ramey Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2012

Ramey, Chardonnay, Woolsey Road Vineyard, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA, 2012 Russian River Valley RRV is an AVA in Sonoma County.  It is classed as cool climate, particularly suiting pinot noir and chardonnay, but also cabernet sauvignon, gewurztraminer, … Continue reading

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German terminology

German wine terminology, together with common tasting descriptors. This is work in progress, corrections and additions are most welcome. I have not followed the German rule of capitalisation of nouns. Words that are the same in both languages, or so similar as to … Continue reading

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Ch. Bonnet Chenas 2010

Chateau Bonnet, Confidence de l’echevin, AOP Chenas, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France, 2010 Cru Beaujolais Producers from the 10 Beaujolais Crus, each with their own appellation, label with the Cru name only, so separating and distancing themselves on wine merchants and supermarket shelves, … Continue reading

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Dom. Semaska Cote Rotie 2003

Domaine Semaska, La Fleur de Montlys, AOC/AOP Cote Rotie, Rhone, France, 2003 This wine: limestone-clay soil, steep and south-facing, 90% syrah with viognier, fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel, then 30 months in new oak; natural cork closure – some cork side … Continue reading

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Ch. la Gravelle Muscadet SL 2007

Chateau de la Gravelle, Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie, AOP Muscadet Sevre et Maine, Gorges, Pays de La Loire, France, 2007 Pays Nantais: Located close to the Atlantic coast, the climate is mild and maritime, with risk of rain throughout … Continue reading

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