Monthly Archives: February 2017

Gaia Agiorgitiko Greece 2013

Gaia Estate, Agiorgitiko, PDO Nemea, Greece, 2013 Agiorgitiko is the sole permitted variety for reds of the Nemea appellation.  It can be turned to a wide range of styles, and takes readily to oak. This wine: varietal agiorgitiko, Diam 5 closure, 14% … Continue reading

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Il Bruciato Bolgheri 2013

Tenuta Guado al Tasso, Il Bruciato, DOC Bolgheri, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy, 2013 This wine: a blend of 65% cabernet sauvignon, 20% merlot, with syrah; fermented in stainless steel, aged for 7 months in wood, natural cork closure, Oakham Wines, £25 (01/17) … Continue reading

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Les Romanes Sommierois 2014

Vignerons de Sommierois (Co-op), Les Romanes, AOP Languedoc, France, 2014 AOP Languedoc was established in 2007, representing the basement of a 3 layer pyramid for quality wine in the region; above this sits Grand Vins du Languedoc, with the Crus … Continue reading

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Sonnhof Zweigelt Austria 2013

Sonnhof, Jurtschitsch, Holzfassgereift (wood matured), Zweigelt, Trocken, Qualitatswein Austria, Niederosterreich, Austria, 2013 See Classification of Austrian Wine. Zweigelt is a 1922 vinifera crossing of sankt laurent with blaufrankisch, and the most widely planted black variety in Austria, with ~6,300ha (2015) [1], … Continue reading

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Mas Sibert Fosenot VdF 2013

Mas Sibert, Fosenot, Vin de France (Languedoc), 2013 This wine: just 6000 bts produced, a blend of 70% syrah, with 10% each of sangiovese (hence VdF), merlot and petit verdot, unfined and unfiltered, natural cork closure, 13.5% abv, Leon Stolarski Fine … Continue reading

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Nostros Carmenere Chile 2015

Nostros, Reserva, Carmenere, Maipo Valley, Chile, 2015 Carmernere, though vastly declined in popularity in its original Bordeaux home, with just 20ha in 2008, remains a possible ingredient in AOC/AOP Bordeaux wines. It ripens late which is a potential problem in Bordeaux, … Continue reading

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Kohl’s Regent Rotwein 2010

Stephan Kohl, Regent Rotwein, Deutscher Wein, Neumagen-Dhron, Mosel, Germany, 2010 Firstly a word on regent .. a  hybrid (non-vinifera) variety developed in 1967, approved for German quality wine production in 1996. It has good disease resistance, similar to another hybrid, … Continue reading

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