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VacherSancerreRed

July 21st 2017 – Jean-Pierre Vacher & Fils, Sancerre Red (2015)

Jean-Pierre Vacher & Fils, Sancerre Red (2015) Geography: Loire Valley, France Appellation: Sancerre Grape: Pinot noir VINEYARD & TERROIR: 25 year’s old vineyard Soil composed of clay and limestone NOTES: We all know Sancerre as a world-renowned white wine, but the best-kept secret in the Loire Valley is the spectacular red wine made from Pinot […]

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July 21st 2017 – Jean-Pierre Vacher & Fils, Sancerre Rosé (2016)

Jean-Pierre Vacher & Fils, Sancerre Rosé (2016) Geography: Loire Valley, France Appellation: Sancerre Grape: Pinot noir VINEYARD & TERROIR: 25 year’s old vineyard Soil composed of clay and limestone The father-son Vacher team makes wine from just 25 acres of land. Born of the chalky, stony soil for which Sancerre is famous, this pinot noir […]

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July 21st 2017 – Jean-Pierre Vacher & Fils, Sancerre (2016) White

Jean-Pierre Vacher & Fils, Sancerre (2016) White Geography: Loire Valley, France Appellation: Sancerre Grape: Sauvignon Blanc Vacher & Fils is a 25 acres estate established by Jean-Pierre Vacher, recently joined by his son Jerome and daughter-in-law Karine. It is as a united family that they have decided to develop the recognition of their estate until […]

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July 14th 2017 – Monte del Frà, Bardolino (2015)

Monte del Frà, Bardolino (2015) Grapes: Corvina, Rondinella, and Sangiovese Geography: Veneto, Italy Appellation: Bardolino The heart of Monte del Frà is located in the village of Custoza on the morainic hills of Lake Garda, only 15km from Verona. By carefully selecting the land on which to plant vineyards and by meticulously implementing agronomic practices, […]

terrisses

July 14th 2017 – Domaine des Terrisses, Gaillac Rosé (2016)

Domaine des Terrisses, Gaillac Rosé (2016) Grapes: Syrah, Braucol, and Duras Geography: Southwest France, France Appellation: Gaillac Spread out around the town of Albi, the Gaillac vineyards extend over 73 communes along the Tarn river. The appellation includes significantly different terroirs , the results of different geological strata, which include limestone plateaus, hillside vineyards with […]

FUENTESECA-ROSADO

July 14th 2017 – Fuenteseca, Utiel-Requena Bobal Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé (2016)

Fuenteseca, Utiel-Requena Bobal Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé (2016) Grapes: Bobal and Cabernet Sauvignon Geography: Valencia, Spain Appellation: Utiel-Requena Utiel-Requena, located west of Valencia city, is the largest wine region (in terms of area under vine) in the Valencia region on Spain’s east coast. Grape growing is Utiel-Requena’s driving economic force, and archaeological finds show viticulture dates […]

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July 14th 2017 – Babylonstoren, Simonsberg-Paarl Chenin Blanc (2016)

Babylonstoren, Simonsberg-Paarl Chenin Blanc (2016) Grape: Chenin Blanc Geography: Western Cape, South Africa Appellation: Simonsberg-Paarl Their wines are produced in a state-of-the-art winery and are made to showcase the soils and climate where its grapes are grown. They have 72 hectares (178 acres) under vine and produce 13 different grape varieties with our highest vines […]

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July 7th 2017 – François Montand, Méthode Traditionelle Brut Rosé

François Montand, Méthode Traditionelle Brut Rosé Grapes: Grenache and Cinsault Geography: Jura, France Francois Montand, a descendent of a long line of winemakers from Champagne, moved to the Jura region in the 1940s and began making sparkling wines according to the traditional Champagne method. He soon became regarded as a Jura specialist and the François […]

Marchand-Tawse

July 7th 2017 – Marchand-Tawse, Bourgogne Pinot Noir (2013)

Marchand-Tawse, Bourgogne Pinot Noir (2013) Grape: Pinot Noir Geography: Burgundy, France Appellation: Bourgogne A native of Montreal and an adventurer at heart, Pascal Marchand has had an illustrious career in the wine industry, including working at Château de Chorey-les-Beaune, Domaine du Comte Armand in Pommard, and with the Boisset family to launch Domaine de la […]

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July 7th 2017 – L’Ecole No. 41, Chenin Blanc Old Vines (2015)

L’Ecole No. 41, Chenin Blanc Old Vines (2015) Grape: Chenin Blanc Geography: Washington, United States Appellation: Columbia Valley Founded in 1983 by Jean and Baker Ferguson, L’Ecole No. 41 was the third winery to open in Walla Walla Valley, Washington. Today it is owned and operated by their daughter and son-in-law, Megan and Martin Clubb. […]

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July 7th 2017 – Bridge Lane, Rosé (2016)

Bridge Lane, Rosé (2016) Grapes: Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Pinot Noir Geography: New York, United States Produced by Lieb Cellars, a small farm-winery on the North Fork of Long Island, Bridge Lane is named after the farm road adjacent to one of Lieb’s vineyards and is Lieb’s second label. If Lieb’s reserve […]

Vinha Grande Rosé

July 7th 2017 – Casa Ferreirinha, Vinha Grande Rosé (2016)

Casa Ferreirinha, Vinha Grande Rosé (2016) Grape: Touriga Nacional Geography: Douro, Portugal Appellation: Douro Founded in 1751, Casa Ferreirinha is known for still wines from the Douro Valley in Portugal. Dona Antonia Adelaide was born in the city of Peso da Regua in 1811 and belonged to the 4th generation of this distinguished Port producing […]

anjou

June 30th 2017 – Domaine des Baumard, Anjou Le Logis (2014)

Domaine des Baumard, Anjou Le Logis (2014) Grapes: Cabernet Franc Geography: Loire Valley, France Appellation: Anjou Features: Organic Domaine Des Baumard is situated right in the heart of the Anjou, in the town of Rochefort-Sur-Loire, just south of the town of Savennieres itself. The property has been in the Baumard family since 1634, but it […]

opale

June 30th 2017 – Les Vins Breban, Côtes de Provence Rosé L’Opale de La Presqu’ile de Saint-Tropez

Les Vins Breban, Côtes de Provence Rosé L’Opale de La Presqu’ile de Saint-Tropez Grapes: Grenache, Cinsault, and Carignan Geography: Provence, France Appellation: Côtes de Provence The rose belongs to the AOP Cotes de Provence classification of wines, the most extensive Provencal appellation. Its geographic area includes 85 municipalities in the departments of Var, Bouches-du-Rhone and […]

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June 30th 2017 – Clos Palet, Vouvray (2014)

Clos Palet, Vouvray (2014) Grape: Chenin Blanc Geography: Loire Valley, France Appellation: Vouvray The grapes underwent a quiet, long pressing and strict juice selection, followed by 24 hours of settling. A second sorting was carried out prior to the alcoholic fermentation and took place in stainless steel tanks. Temperature was monitored over the course of […]

Cheva

June 30th 2017 – Domaine de Chevalier, Le Rosé de Chevalier Bordeaux (2016)

Domaine de Chevalier, Le Rosé de Chevalier Bordeaux (2016) Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot Geography: Bordeaux, France Appellation: Bordeaux Domaine de Chevalier, Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux wine producer profile, with wine tasting notes, wine ratings, a history of the property, information on wine making and terroir, along with wine tasting reviews. If you want to read […]

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June 23rd 2017 – Moli dels Capellans, Atrepat Conca de Barberà (2015)

Moli dels Capellans, Atrepat Conca de Barberà (2015) Grape: Trepat Geography: Catalonia, Spain Appellation: Conca de Barberà Conca de Barberà is a small, little-known wine region in Catalonia, north-eastern Spain. Located right at the heart of Catalan wine country, it is surrounded on all sides by other wine regions: Costers del Segre to the north, […]

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June 23rd 2017 – Marziano Abbona, Langhe Favorita Valle d’Olmo (2014)

Marziano Abbona, Langhe Favorita Valle d’Olmo (2014) Grape: Favorita Geography: Piedmont, Italy Appellation: Langhe The estate of Marziano Abbona is located in Dogliani, Piedmont, bordering Barolo’s famous Monforte commune. The estate owns a total of 103 acres of prized vineyards spread throughout the communes of Dogliani (61 acres), Novello (15 acres) and Monforte (27 acres) […]

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June 23rd 2017 – Biohof Pratsch, Rosé Wine (2016)

Biohof Pratsch, Rosé Wine (2016) Grape: Zweigelt Geography: Niederösterreich, Austria Pratsch is a relatively small, 20 hectare estate comprised of 13 single vineyards in the Niederosterreich region (Lower Austria) all maintained under organic certification for over 10 years by the Pratsch family, Wilhelm and Anneliese and their son, Stefan. Organic winegrowing to them is more […]

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June 23rd 2017 – Forstreiter, Grüner Veltliner Kogl (2016)

Forstreiter, Grüner Veltliner Kogl (2016) Grape: Grüner Veltliner Geography: Niederösterreich, Austria Appellation: Kremstal The passion for wine is our family for over a century in the blood: Since 1868, about 28 hectares of vineyards is the now extensive vineyard in our possession. We are in the old wine community Hollenburg, a district of Krems / […]