Monthly Archives: October 2018

Cailloux Ch-du-Pape 2007

Brunel, Les Cailloux, AOC Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Vaucluse, PACA, France, 2007 This wine: lot No. not found; typically a grenache noir dominated blend with mourvèdre, syrah and cinsaut, each variety being vinified separately; destemmed except 30% of the grenache, fermented in concrete … Continue reading

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Pelizzatti Graubunden 2014

Annatina Pelizzatti, Eichholz, AOC Graubunden, Jenins, Graubunden, Switzerland, 2014 This wine: lot No. none visible. though there is a pictogram engraving on the glass; south-facing slopes above the Rhine valley, at 500-600m elevation, with loose soils of schist and gneiss, … Continue reading

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Cave de Rasteau VDN 2007

Cave de Rasteau, Vin Doux Naturel Rasteau (Ambre), AOC Rasteau, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France, 2007 On Rasteau VDNs There are 11 variants of this VDN, all based on grenache. This variety is bush pruned, and thrives on the south-facing dry … Continue reading

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Fantini Sangiovese IGT 2017

Farnese Vini, Fantini, IGT Terre di Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy, 2017 On IGT Terre di Chieti An appellation of the Abruzzo region, stretching some 20 kms inland from the Adriatic and 35 kms along the coast, with Pescara at the northern … Continue reading

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D. Muses Humagne Blanche 2014

Domaine des Muses, Humagne Blanche, Tradition, AOC du Valais, Switzerland, 2013 On humagne blanche A white variety indigenous to the Valais, where the majority, amounting to tens of hectares, is planted. It is thought to have been introduced from southern … Continue reading

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Patat Appassimento Puglia 2016

Christian Patat, Appassimento, Vino Rosso Passito, IGT Puglia, Italy, 2016 This wine: lot No. L17/222, a blend? of semi-dried grapes, agglomerate natural cork closure, 14.5% abv, Naked Wines (gift), ~£17 (02/18) Consumer tasting note: a deeply ruby hued wine from … Continue reading

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Ch. Batailley Pauillac 2003

Chateau Batailley, 5th Grand Cru Classe, AOC/AOP Pauillac, Gironde, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France, 2003 This wine: lot No. LT084 (bottle No. LBT030613), a blend of 70% cabernet sauvignon, 28% merlot and 2% petit verdot, coated natural cork closure, 13% abv, BBR (gift), … Continue reading

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