Sancerre

    From VINTAGES for Thanksgiving, in wine and with song

    …. To me, 2011 marks the turning point and the launch pad for the exceptional career that will define the winemaker. To a wine, every 2011 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir I have tasted has the finesse, restrained richness and markedly pure clarity of great Burgundy. More important is that the wines are clearly Niagara and even more so, distinctly Le Clos…

    5 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello

    PDT, Alder, & A Wonderful Wine Weekend!

    … is a wonderful resource championing some amazing winemakers. I immediately liked Siobhan, and she divined my palate, tempting me with delightful wine pairings that demonstrated her vast knowledge and accurate palate. Siobhan Lowe- photo from JaegerSloan.com To the WINE! Gāl Tibor, Egri Csillag White Wine Blend, Hungary. ABV 13.9%. Prices by Snooth…

    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

    … Keuka Spring Vineyards has received a lot of attention the last couple years especially after receiving the Governor’s Cup trophy for their 2012 Riesling at last year’s annual New York Wine & Food Classic competition. One of the people diligently working hard to make it all happen is assistant winemaker Meg Tipton. Tipton had already found…

    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

    … notes such as citrus note (grapefruit, grapefruit) to flinty notes. These flavors are determined by the soil on which the vines grow. Limestone (or caillottes), clay and limestone (or Terres Blanches) and flint clay are the three main types of soils encountered on the label. The white wines are dry but generally have fairly round mouths and balance…

    4 readers - By Serdar Kahraman/ Sommblog
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