Gamay

    Pinot Noir from Sancerre and Baden

    Pinot Noir from Sancerre and Baden The two wines featured in this post are made from Pinot Noir located in regions where you might not expect to find it, Sancerre and Baden. In the 19th century Sancerre was mostly planted with Pinot Noir and Gamay but this proportion changed with the phylloxera. Today some 20% of the production is based on Pinot Noir.

    7 readers - By Hogshead - A Wine Blog

    Highlights from Part II of big LCBO Ontario wine release, plus new wines from Leaning Post, Cattail Creek and Southbrook

    It’s Part II of the LCBO’s big Ontario wine release this Saturday, but a much more modest selection than two weeks ago. I’ve pointed to a few of the highlights from the release and added some other wines tasted recently including some new juice from Cattail Creek and Leaning Post (that’s winemaker and owner Ilya Senchuk in top photo). Coming to Vintages Sept.

    7 readers - By Wines In Niagara

      Why Do Restaurant Reviews Dismiss Wine?

      Natalie MacLean - - 5 readers - Continued from Part 4: Steve Beckta Restaurant Tonight, though, there are no kids in the place; and the adults have moved beyond their starters to the main courses. In the kitchen, the first ripple hits the entrée station. Vardy, now standing between Fraser and cook J.P. Filion, tapes his wristwatch to the beam of his station. “How long you looking at Ross?” Vardy asks.

      The Wines Of Uruguay (Part 1)

      The Passionate Foodie - - 5 readers - It's a South American country which imported a French grape in the 19th century and since then has made it its own, becoming the signature varietal of that country. It is also a country which possesses a strong wine culture, and consumes most of the wine it produces. It is a country where beef is king, so red wines dominate.

      27 Shades of French Wine Perfection

      MyWinePal - - 5 readers - At a certain quality level of wine, which typically comes from wineries that have decided to spend the extra effort on selecting grapes from the best vineyard plots, hand picking and sorting the grapes, and letting the grapes express themselves in the wine without an over agressive human hand, you get shades of perfection (note that I am not talking about 100 point wine rating scores).

    The latest about Gamay

      27 Shades of French Wine Perfection

      … is located in the Beaujolais region of France, south of Burgundy. The red grape, Gamay, is the primary grape in this region. Villa Ponciago can be traced back to the year 949, when the owner of the Château de Poncié donated his vineyard to the Abbey of Cluny. The vineyard consists of 120 hectares in total, containing no fewer than 40 distinct terroirs…

      5 readers - By MyWinePal

      Canadian Wine Harvest 2014: BC, Ontario, Quebec, NS Winemakers Weigh In

      …, wine was flowing in the vineyards as early as 6 am to keep us warm, and live music around the fire every night. The men in the cellar made a special harvest stew which comprised of fermenting Gamay grapes straight from the tank and sausages, pork hock, and bacon-all in a big cast-iron pot over an open fire. After all the hard work was done…

      5 readers - By Natalie MacLean

      Why Do Restaurant Reviews Dismiss Wine?

      … stemware, but he’s paying for Prevost to complete the fast-track sommelier program at Algonquin College, where he himself graduated with honours. More unusually, he doesn’t treat his house wines as a vinous dumping ground. Instead, he collaborated with Cave Spring Cellars in Niagara to blend his own Riesling and Gamay. They’re delicious, reasonably…

      5 readers - By Natalie MacLean

      The Wines Of Uruguay (Part 1)

      …. By 1877, it was being considered the national grape of Uruguay, and in honor of Pascal, Tannat became commonly referred to as Harriague. Another important person in the history of wine in Uruguay is Francisco Vidiella, a former gardener from Catalonia. In 1874, he established a vineyard and winery at Colón, planting Folle Noire and Gamay Blanc, both…

      5 readers - By The Passionate Foodie

      2012 Domaine Coudert Clos de la Roilette Fleurie I’ve got...

      …2012 Domaine Coudert Clos de la Roilette Fleurie I’ve got my Kentucky Derby hat on to review some Beaujolais! This is some great stuff - prototypical Beaujolais. Readily apparent carbonic maceration on the nose and palate. Tons of strawberries, cherries, and small red berries along with bubblegum, small twigs, green leaves, and mineral/stone notes. 4/5 bones $$ Gamay 13% abv Fleurie, FRANCE…

      2 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      Broc Cellars Valdiguié 2012

      …Broc Cellars Valdiguié 2012 This is a lovely wine. It’s made from the Valdiguié grape variety, a rather unremarkable variety from southern France that once was popular in California because of its disease resistance, where it was known as California Gamay. However, it was judged to make rather ordinary wine, and now only 300 acres or so are left…

      1 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

      Wine News (59)

      …, more intense. In 2012 for the first vintage she made only yields of 4 ho/ha and in 2013 it improved slightly to 15 ho/ha but it's still very low. Again she thinks it will taste much better as the bottling is also very recent. This Sauvignon makes 12 %. __ La Boudinerie 2013 (Gamay), bottled last june. Reduction on the nose, she says, that's…

      4 readers - By Wine Terroirs

      An Exploration of Older Beaujolais

      ….” – Arnaud Tronche However, while some examples of Beaujolais should (in my opinion) be consumed within a couple years, this certainly isn’t a blanket rule. I recently picked up a 1998 Domaine J. Chamonard Morgon Le Clos de Lys from Frankly Wines in Tribeca. At $50/bottle, it isn’t cheap, but it was what I’d hoped to find in an older gamay. Texturally light…

      4 readers - By Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

      Pinot Noir from Sancerre and Baden

      …Pinot Noir from Sancerre and Baden The two wines featured in this post are made from Pinot Noir located in regions where you might not expect to find it, Sancerre and Baden. In the 19th century Sancerre was mostly planted with Pinot Noir and Gamay but this proportion changed with the phylloxera. Today some 20% of the production is based on Pinot…

      7 readers - By Hogshead - A Wine Blog

      Mt Boucherie – Trying Wines from Blaufränkisch to Zinfandel

      … a sweet wine. Have you ever heard of Sauternes? If not, it is a very sought after wine from Bordeaux that you should try. It does not get as sweet and syrupy as an ice wine can. It is lighter on the palate and makes a great pairing for desserts, berries (try raspberries) and cheese. Gamay Noir – is best known for it’s home place, Beaujolais…

      4 readers - By MyWinePal

      The Fall, Rise and Fall of Beaujolais

      …Beaujolais has been forgotten more often than whatshisname. Beauj wines were top shelf in the 14th century until the Burgundy farmers chased the Gamay Noir grape – crossed with the blessed Pinot Noir – and its wannabe producers south. Gamay lost its prestige in the wake of Marie Antoinette’s gehackt kopf. Gamay grown south of […]…

      3 readers - By The Best of Wines

      Notes

      …My final tranche of holiday notes. E. Guigal Ch d'Ampuis Cote Rotie 2007. Meat, and malt, soy and balsamic. Bay and lavender, it's deep and edgy, changeable and with multiple faces. Rich and layered in the mouth, a note of vanilla, beautiful length, perhaps if I was splitting hairs I'd say it's fractionally warm. I wish. . . Ch Cheval Blanc St…

      By Wino sapien

      The LCBO and WineAlign go local

      …Grange of Prince Edward Trumpour’s Mill Gamay Noir 2012, Southbrook Triomphe Cabernet Franc 2012, Norman Hardie Unfiltered Niagara Pinot Noir 2011, Stoney Ridge Estate Excellence Pinot Gris 2010 If you ask Heather MacGregor or Lisa Murray, the two responsible for leading the LCBO’s media relations and communications department, they will tell you…

      By Godello

      2011 Laurence et Rémi Dufaitre Domaine de Botheland...

      …2011 Laurence et Rémi Dufaitre Domaine de Botheland Beaujolais-Villages “L’air de Rien” I haven’t got a care in the world, enjoying my Beaujolais! Fresh, full raspberries and cherries. A hint of bubblegum, kirsch, and dark earth. Yummy cherry-pie filling on the palate. 4/5 bones $$ Gamay 13% abv Beaujolais Villages, FRANCE…

      2 readers - By Shiba Sommelier
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