Monthly Archives: February 2019

Monte dei Ragni Valpolicella 2013

Monte dei Ragni, DOC Valpolicella Classico Superiore, Verona, Veneto, Italy, 2013 On the new style of Valpolicella Where did the fresh fruity 12-13 percent Valipolicella normale go? The example tasted here, a gift, was a surprise in more ways than … Continue reading

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Gerovassiliou Malagousia 2017

Ktima Gerovassiliou, Single Vineyard Malagousia, PGI Epanomi, Macedonia, Greece, 2017 On malagousia An ancient Greek variety, producing full-bodied aromatic whites, with a profile including basil, exotic fruit, grapefruit, green bell pepper, lemon, lime, mango, mint, orange, peach, pear, rose petal, … Continue reading

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Mas Sibert Fosenot VdF 2015

Mas Sibert, Fosenot, Vin de France (Fos, Herault, Occitanie), 2015 This wine: lot No. none, but given the small production from just 3ha, this will have been bottled in a single run; unregistered biodynamic; a blend of 70% syrah, with … Continue reading

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Hilaire Montagne St-Emilion 2015

Comtesse Saint-Hilaire, AOC Montagne Saint-Emilion, Gironde, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France, 2015 On AOC Montagne Saint-Emilion (MSE) The largest of the four red only and merlot heavy satellite appellations of Saint-Emilion, at a little over 1600ha [1], the others being Saint-George (which … Continue reading

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Patat Grecanico 2017

Christian Patat, Grecanico, IGT Terre Siciliane, Sicily, Italy 2017 On grecanico Its full name is grecanico dorato, and is identical to, and so a Sicilian synonym of, garganega, the grape of Soave, in particular clone ISV-CV84 [1]. It is a … Continue reading

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Ch. Serilhan St Estephe 2009

Chateau Serilhan, Cru Bourgeois, AOC St Estephe, Bordeaux, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France, 2009 This wine: lot No. LS200901 (on bottle), a 2/3 blend of cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc, with merlot making up the balance; traditional fermentation in wood, stainless steel … Continue reading

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CVNE Reserva Rioja 2013

CVNE (Compania Vinicola del Norte de Espana), pronounced coonay, DOCa Reserva Rioja, La Rioja, Spain, 2013 This wine: lot No. L170805L (on the back label), a predominantly tempranillo blend, along with garnacha, graciano and mazuelo (aka carignan), aged for at least 1 … Continue reading

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