Sancerre

    From VINTAGES for Thanksgiving, in wine and with song

    …. The whiffer is sweet pepper, currants and rings of defined tobacco. The give way goes to flavours silky in roasted pepper and a shot of espresso. If, “in the winter of ’65, we were hungry, just barely alive,” this Carmenère would have kept us warm. No cake, no jam, no overwrought excessive behaviour. Though like any good band, it does drive Dixie down…

    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

    … 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

    …Loire Valley vs Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is well-known grape that is grown all around the world. It has different styles in Marlborough, New Zealand and the Loire Valley regions of Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé in France. Sancerre The color of white wine is pale green-gold. Their aromas are typically developed with fruity floral…

    4 readers - By Serdar Kahraman/ Sommblog
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