Sancerre

    From VINTAGES for Thanksgiving, in wine and with song

    …Le Clos Jordanne Vineyard Photo: (www.leclosjordanne.com) Whatever your plans are for Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, I highly recommend they include wine and music. Last year my picks to meet the bird emanated from a Loire state of mind. A new Sancerre makes this year’s shortlist because “you can always use a good Sancerre.” Related – A Sancerre…

    4 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello

    PDT, Alder, & A Wonderful Wine Weekend!

    …. Last but not least from Alder’s Siobhan Lowe, Macvin du Jura (pinot) from Les Chais du Vieux Bourg. A great alternative to the dessert wines I usually choose, this one demonstrates a little black fruit along with cherry & orange notes and weighs in with a whopping 17.9% ABV you can see on the label. A delightful, fortified dessert wine…

    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

    … be a foregone conclusion. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to have a very effective system and it should be part of every winery’s infrastructure. When you’re not drinking your own wines, what are you drinking? In general, I find myself drawn toward higher acid dry wines such as Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre, Australia, or New Zealand, Albariño from Rίas…

    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 on Pinot…

    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% chalky…

    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 for Sancerre…

    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