Monthly Archives: December 2018

Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese 1995

Selbach-Oster, Zeltinger Sonnenuhr, Riesling Auslese, Pradikatswein, Zeltingen (mid-way between Urzig and Bernkastel-Kues), Mosel,  Germany, 1995 This wine: lot No. not found, so a single bottling run assumed; varietal riesling, natural cork closure stained to full length, easily extracted having lost … Continue reading

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Pillitteri Vidal Icewine 2016

Pillitteri Estates Winery, Icewine, VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, 2016 On VQA Niagara on-the-Lake, and its parent appellation VQA Niagara Peninsula. On vidal. This wine: lot No. L210817, varietal (legally >=85%) vidal, icewine, coated natural cork closure, 11% abv, 375 ml, … Continue reading

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La Casada Primitivo Salento 2013

La Casada, Primitivo, IGT Salento, Puglia, Italy, 2013 On primitivo in IGP Salento This wine: lot No. L14/185 (on neck), varietal primitivo (legally >= 85% primitivo), screw-cap closure, 13% abv, Gauntleys bin end, £6.70 (£10) 12/18 Consumer tasting note: no … Continue reading

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Brazin Zinfandel Lodi 2015

Brazin Cellars, Old Vine Zinfandel, Wine of USA, Lodi, CentralValley, Caifornia, USA, 2015 On Californian zinfandel Elsewhere known as primitivo, zinfandel is widely planted in California, where it is used to produce two main styles. These are full-bodied rich reds … Continue reading

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Faiano Primitivo Salento 2016

Orion Wines, Terre di Faiano, Primitivo, IGP Salento, Puglia, Italy, 2016 On primitivo in IGP Salento [Aka zinfandel in the US]. IGP Salento lies at the extreme southern end of the Puglian peninsula (aka Salentino). Soils are limestone and clay, … Continue reading

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Sourdais Chinon 1993

Serge et Bruno Sourdais, AOC Chinon, Indre et Loire, Centre Val de Loire, France, 1993 On AOC Chinon Chinon lies between the left bank of the Loire and towards the south encompassing both banks of the Vienne. Cabernet franc (aka breton) … Continue reading

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Dom Navarre St Chinian 1999

Domaine Thierry Navarre, Tonneaux, AOC Saint-Chinian, Hérault, Occitanie, France, 1999 On Saint-Chinian Saint-Chinian is sandwiched between Minervois to the west and Faugeres to the east, lying 20-40kms from the Mediterranean coast to the south-east, with a main city of Beziers. Soils … Continue reading

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