Sancerre

    From VINTAGES for Thanksgiving, in wine and with song

    … – A Sancerre Thanksgiving The consistency with which wine picks jive from one year to the next is self-consciously and self-prophecy predicting, to be sure, with Chile and California making repeat appearances. New and bold in choice for 2014 is the idea that “now you say Morocco and that makes me smile. I haven’t seen Morocco in a long, long while…

    5 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello

    PDT, Alder, & A Wonderful Wine Weekend!

    … sazerac, the best I’ve had outside the French Quarter- that’s high praise from me. My view from the side of the bar- perfect to watch every move and the incredible detail going into every libation served. After PDT, I swung over to 2nd avenue and met my buddy Lindsay for dinner at Wylie Dufresne’s Alder. Alder’s subtle entry, down 2nd Ave…

    2 readers - By Jim Van Bergen/ jvb uncorked

    Joseph Mellot Destinea, 2012

    … Joseph Mellot makes very fine Sancerre, but this is his lower priced Sauvignon Blanc, apparently from lesser appellations but still delicious and classy. Medium yellow. Mellow Sauvignon smells--mint, melon and flowers. Citric acidity but, again, mellow rather than shrill. Very refreshing, makes the tongue tingle. The flavors are surprisingly deep for a wine at this price level. I would be very happy to find this wine on a restaurant wine list. …

    7 readers - By Fred Mctaggart/ Artisan Wine on a Budget

    5 Questions with… Meg Tipton, Keuka Spring Vineyards

    … Italian grape press. We sat down with Tipton and here she answers our 5 Questions. What was the first bottle of wine you remember drinking — and where did you have it and who were you with? Aside from the occasional teenage raid of my parents’ wine carafe, which was usually filled with Taylor Chablis, my first memorable wine was at Jefferson…

    5 readers - By Kevin Welch/ New York Cork Report

    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…

    7 readers - By Aaron Nix Gomez/ Hogshead - A Wine Blog

    2013 Domaine de la Perrière Sancerre & 3 Guys Pizza Pies

    … not an absolutist on wine and food pairing, and I often like to mix things up to see how they work. But I do have a personal geis that I don't break. When presented with a bottle of Sancerre, I'm going to eat seafood, and preferably oysters. There's just something about that Loire valley Sauvignon Blanc that is so distinct from how the grape is expressed…

    5 readers - By Ben Carter/ Benito's Wine Reviews

    The fabulous Pascal Jolivet Sancerre 2013

    … I love this wine. It’s from a relatively cool vintage, and it has a brilliant tension to it. Starting off with a small negociant business in the 1980s, Pascal Jolivet began buying vineyards in the early 1990s. Now he has 65 hectares (42 ha in Sancerre, 8 ha in Pouilly Fume and 15 ha in Touraine). This wine blends terroirs: 50% limeston, 30…

    4 readers - By Jamie Goode/ jamie goode's wine blog

    Three lovely wines: Rousseau, Dujac and Cotat

    …, and the way we interrogate the wine will change. Presentation order artefacts will be ironed out. And we’ll have been eating, with the flavours of food bringing out different aspects of the wine. And to begin looking at the wine blind helps too: it removes some prejudice. Francois Cotat La Grande Cote 1996 Sancerre, France This is atypical…

    3 readers - By Jamie Goode/ jamie goode's wine blog

    New in. . . .the Loire

    …One of the joys of focusing on one region is getting to know the stars and keeping tabs on how their domaines develop, and of course returning year after year to taste and report on the latest vintages. It will probably come as no surprise to many that I enjoy getting back to the Loire…

    2 readers - By WineDR

    Sauvignon Blanc – Loire Valley vs Marlborough

    …/Green/Pyrazine: Cut Grass, Green Bell Pepper, Blackcurrant Bud, Box Tree, Nettles, Tarragon Earth: High Minerality, Wet Stones, Chalk, Crushed Rocks Oak: None or Neutral Oak Casks Structure: Dry, Moderate Body, High Acidity, Moderate to Moderate Plus Alcohol Typical Descriptors and Structure for Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Visual…

    4 readers - By Serdar Kahraman/ Sommblog
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