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About citbp

I am interested in everything about wine, from site selection to tasting.

Lovells ERSW Rose NV

Lovells Vineyard, Ysobel, English Regional Sparkling Wine, Worcestershire, England, NV This wine: lot No. – none given, traditional method, a blend of rondo (teinturier black hybrid), phoenix (white hybrid) and orion (white hybrid), Diam Diamant technical agglomerate cork closure, 12% … Continue reading

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La Cave de Sancerre 1987

Producteurs de la Cave des Vins de Sancerre, AOC Sancerre, Cher, France, 1987 This wine: lot No. – none, not required until 1990, varietal sauvignon blanc, fill level 43 mm below the cork, natural cork closure (stained/mouldy capsule, cork end … Continue reading

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Meffre Gigondas 2014

Gabriel Meffre, Le Roc Des Dentelles, AOC Gigondas, Vaucluse, PACA, France, 2014 On Gigondas Awarded AOC status in 1971, the Gigondas vineyard lies to the west and so in the shadow and at feet of the main geological feature of … Continue reading

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Pichler Gruner Veltliner 2004

Rudi Pichler, Federspiel, Wachauer Gruner Veltliner, Wachau (qualitatswein), Niederösterreich, Austria, 2004 This wine: lot No. none visible, varietal gruner veltliner, coated natural cork closure (stained to 60% length), 12% abv, Gauntleys, £5.95, bin end (04/18) Consumer tasting note: golden hued, … Continue reading

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Dom. Gros Nore Bandol 2012

Domaine du Gros’ Noré (short for gros Honoré – the large framed proprietor), AOC Bandol, Var, PACA, France, 2012 This wine: lot No. L3104, a blend of mourvedre, cinsaut and grenache noir, unfiltered and unfined, coated long (50mm) natural cork … Continue reading

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Touraine sparkling NV

Domaine du Chapitre, Perle Chapitre, Methode Traditionelle, AOC Touraine, Loir et Cher, Centre-Val de Loire, France, NV On Touraine and Cremant de  Loire I wondered why this wine was not produced under the more well-known AOP Cremant de Loire. The … Continue reading

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Ricasoli C. Brolio Chianti 2010

Barone Ricasole, Castello di Brolio, Gran Selezione, DOCG Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy, 2010 On Chianti Classico DOCG The Chianti Classico DOCG area is a smallish region, geographically within, but separate from, the vast Chianti DOCG area.  Up to 20% indigenous … Continue reading

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