Monthly Archives: February 2018

Argentier Aramon Rose VdF 2017

Chateau l’Argentier (Sommieres, Gard), (Rose), Vielles Vignes, Aramon, Vin de France, 2017 This wine: lot No. L18011, varietal aramon, fermented and then aged in concrete vat for 6 months, natural cork closure, 13% abv, ex-producer, €8.50 (02/18) Consumer tasting note: … Continue reading

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On grape varieties

Here I post my take on a grape variety, the less commonly seen ones, based on my tastings, wider informed expertise and reference materials. I will be adding to this post, which is also filed under study aids. Varieties covered … Continue reading

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Cleanskin Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Cleanskin, Sauvignon blanc, Adelaide Hills, South Australia, 2016 This wine: varietal sauvignon blanc, made from anonymous surplus wine of the named region, screw cap closure, 13% abv, Direct Wines, ~£9 (10/17) Consumer tasting note: pale lemon, with rich ripe aromas … Continue reading

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Girard Savigny-les-Beaune 2014

Jean-Jacques Girard, AOC Savigny-lès-Beaune, Cote d’OR, Burgundy, France, 2014 On Savigny-les-Beaune Savigny-lès-Beaune is surrounded by Pernand-Vergellesses to the north, Beaune to the south, and Chorey-lès-Beaune and Aloxe-Corton to the east.  The lès in the appellation name means by or near … Continue reading

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Pieropan La Rocca 2013

Pieropan, La Rocca, DOC Soave Classico, Veneto, Italy, 2013 On DOC Soave and garganega Soave is a white still and sparkling (brut -> dry) wine appellation, dominated by garganega. For all wines the requirements are a minimum of 70% garganega, … Continue reading

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Sylvain Foinon Champagne NV

Sylvain Foinon (RM 29637-01), Brut, Champagne, Fleury-la-Riviere (10km north-west of Epernay), Marne, France, NV This wine: lot No. L-11, an unknown blend – although something could be read into village plantings of pinot meunier being 5 times those of pinot … Continue reading

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Mas Sibert Fosenot VdF 2013

Mas Sibert, Fosenot, Vin de France (Fos, Herault, Languedoc (Occitanie)), 2013 This wine: lot No: no lot number, but given the small production, this was most likely bottled as a single lot, biodynamic, just 6000 bts produced, a blend of … Continue reading

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