Monthly Archives: April 2019

Vilmart PC Grand Cellier NV

Vilmart & Cie (NM), Brut, Grand Cellier, PC, Rilly la Montagne, Marne, Grand Est, France, NV This wine: Lot No. LGC08-17 (on back label), disgorged 08/17; organic; a blend of 70% chardonnay with pinot noir, fermentation (no MLF) and maturation … Continue reading

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Jaboulet Thalabert Crozes 2010

Paul Jaboulet Aine, Domaine de Thalabert, AOC Crozes Hermitage, Drome, Northern Rhone, Auverge-Rhone-Alpes, France, 2010 On AOC Crozes Hermitage (map). This wine: lot No. not found, so must have been a big blending vat in a single bottling run; varietal … Continue reading

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Chateau Musar Lebanon 2005

Chateau Musar, Wine of Lebanon, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, 2005 This wine: lot No. L8.338-03 (on back label), a blend of cabernet sauvignon, cinsault and carignan, coated natural cork closure, 14% abv, Waitrose offer, £22 (09/18) Last tasted 02/02/14, all Chateau … Continue reading

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Pizzini Franciacorta NV

Barone Pizzini, Brut, Animante, DOCG Franciacorta, Lombardy, Italy, NV On DOCG Franciacorta See my notes covering Franciacorta. In brief, the minimum ageing period before release, for NV, is 25 months after harvest, comprising at least 18 months on the lees, and … Continue reading

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Les Cailloux Ch-du-Pape 2007

Lucien et Andre Brunel, Les Cailloux, Cuvee Centenaire, AOC Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Vaucluse, PACA, France, 2007 On permitted varieties For red wine, 13 are permitted, both red and white (w): bourboulenc (w), cinsault, clairette (w), counoise (w), grenache, mourvedre, muscardin, picardan (w), … Continue reading

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