Sancerre

    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

    2013 Domaine de la Perrière Sancerre & 3 Guys Pizza Pies

    Irish mythology has a concept called geis. It's a sort of rule/curse that if the hero violates the geis, something bad will happen. It's how Cú Chulainn bit the dust, because he had two conflicting geasa: he couldn't refuse the gift of a meal, but he couldn't eat dog meat. One day he was offered some roast hound, and he was trapped in an impossible position.

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

      5 Questions with… Meg Tipton, Keuka Spring Vineyards

      New York Cork Report - - 5 readers - 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.

      The fabulous Pascal Jolivet Sancerre 2013

      jamie goode's wine blog - - 4 readers - 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 clay and 20% flint.

      Three lovely wines: Rousseau, Dujac and Cotat

      jamie goode's wine blog - - 3 readers - So, the final instalment of my write up of Tuesday’s lunch wines. The great thing about sharing a bottle among four is that you get to drink a decent quantity, and you have time to consider your opinion. Great wines often do change in the glass. Also, as tasters, we change with time – even over 20 minutes or so, the way we approach the glass, and the way we interrogate the wine will change.

      Joseph Mellot Destinea, 2012

      Artisan Wine on a Budget - - 3 readers - 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 ...

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      PDT, Alder, & A Wonderful Wine Weekend!

      … Cherrier’s Pinot Sancerre 2013 is breathtaking. A stunning sancerre rouge, notes of bright red fruit plus enough acidity and tannin to stand up to the powerful flavors of the pastrami, rabbit sausage, and spicy friend chicken. Impressive! Check out this article in the Guardian that lists Cherrier at the top of the list of winemakers to visit in Sancerre…

      1 readers - By 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.…

      3 readers - By 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 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 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'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'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 Sommblog