Monthly Archives: September 2016

La Gemiere Rose Sancerre 2009

La Gemière, Rosé, AOC/AOP Sancerre, Cher, France, 2009 This wine: varietal pinot noir, 2+1 technical cork, 12.5% abv, Vintage Wines Nottingham, £16.50 (2016) Consumer tasting note: a bright nose of red apple and red fruits, along with none too rich … Continue reading

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Dandelion Barossa Shiraz 2013

Dandelion Vineyards, Lionheart of the Barossa, Shiraz, South Australia, 2013 This wine: varietal centenarian shiraz on own roots, unfined and unfiltered, screw cap closure, 375ml, Delilah Fine Foods, £~10 (2016) Consumer tasting note: deep ruby hue, a strident nose of … Continue reading

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CO2 in still and other wine

This post was prompted by finding visible CO2 gas (just CO2 herefater) in artisanal – aren’t they all, Swiss pinot noir, with an otherwise clear and bright appearance and clean nose and palate. This is not a common occurrence, so was it faulty? Or … Continue reading

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Dom. Adèléandre VdF 2013

Domaine Adèléandre, Léandre, Vin de France (Herault), France, 2013 This wine: biodynamic, a blend of 80% cinsault with carignan, aged in stainless steel, neither fined nor filtered, natural cork closure, 14% abv, Leon Stolarski Fine Wines, £18 (2016). Consumer tasting note: … Continue reading

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Vina Tondonia Rioja 2003

R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Reserva, Rioja Alta, DOCa Rioja, La Rioja, Spain, 2003 This wine: Tondonia is a 170ha vineyard on the western right bank of the R.Ebro, with alluvial clay and limestone soil. The grapes are always used in … Continue reading

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Pas Curtei Penedes 2011

Alemany i Corrio, Pas Curtei, DO Penedes, Catalonia, Spain, 2011 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 … Continue reading

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Pelizzatti Pinot Noir Graubunden 2014

Annatina Pelizzatti, Eichholz, AOC Graubunden, Jenins, Graubunden, Switzerland, 2014 This wine: South facing slopes above the Rhine valley, at 500-600m elevation, with loose soils of schist and gneiss, and a significant diurnal variation – in late July 2016 it sank to 15C at night, … Continue reading

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