Monthly Archives: January 2018

On pink wine

Prompted by a friendly discussion at a recent wine circle, on the making of a pink, or rosé, wine, here are some definitive answers, to at least get things straight in my mind, again. A pink wine can be created … Continue reading

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Langenbach Scheurebe 1986

Langenbach & Co., Wormser Liebirauenstift-Kirchenstuck Scheurebe Kabinett, QmP, Rheinhessen, Germany, 1986 On scheurebe An early 20th century underrated white cross [1] of  riesling x unknown. Plantings are on the decline, despite the potential of high quality dry and sweet wine. … Continue reading

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Tarapaca Sauvignon Chile 2016

Vina Tarapaca, Sauvignon blanc, Central Valley, Chile, 2016 This wine: lot No. L6356, varietal sauvignon blanc, screw cap closure, 12.5% abv, widely available, ~£9 (12/17) Consumer tasting note: pale lemon hued, with aromas of citrus, and warmer edges of unripe … Continue reading

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Sagrado Douro Red 2013

Quinta do Sagrado, Tinto, Pinhao, Cima Corgo, DOC Douro, Portugal, 2013 This wine: lot No. L-SST13, a blend of a wide range of approved grape varieties, coated natural cork closure, 13% abv, Ann et Vin, £12 (07/17) Consumer tasting note: … Continue reading

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Chapel Down BdN 2009

Chapel Down, Blanc de Noirs, Wine of England, Kent, England, 2009 This wine: lot no. L7177, varietal pinot noir (then strictly speaking, it should be blanc de noir), 4.5 years on the lees, Diam Diamant technical agglomerate cork closure, 12% … Continue reading

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Dujac Morey-Saint-Denis 2012

Domaine Dujac, AOC Morey-Saint-Denis, Cote de Nuits, Burgundy, 2012 This wine: lot no. L-01-12, traditional and sustainable farming, with no herbicides and pesticides since 1986, neither fined nor filtered, varietal pinot noir, coated natural cork closure, 12.5% abv, The Wine … Continue reading

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Zaccagnini Montepulciano 2015

Cantina Zaccagnini, il vino dal tralcetto, DOC Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Bolognano, Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy, 2015 On DOC Monepulciano d’Abruzzo It is a red wine appellation, where production is dominated, ~80%, by co-operatives (cantina sociale). The wines are based on montepulciano, which … Continue reading

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