Sauvignon Blanc

    Weekly Interview: Aurelio Montes

    Each week, as regular readers know, we pose a series of questions to a winemaker. This week, we’re featuring Aurelio Montes, the chairman of Montes Wines, which mainly produces wine in Chile, but also in Napa Valley. Born in Santiago in 1948, Aurelio graduated from the Catholic University in Santiago with a degree in agronomy and oenology.

    14 readers - By Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

    Montes to trial vineyard near Peru's Machu Picchu

    Chilean winemaker Aurelio Montes intends to plant vines in Peru's Sacred Valley, near to the ancient city of Machu Picchu, to test the area's ability to produce wine. Aurelio Montes is keen to experiment in Peru's Sacred Valley. Image credit: Wikipedia / Charles Gadbois Montes (pictured) told journalists at a dinner in London this week that the vineyard trial in Peru will begin next week.

    10 readers - By Decanter

      Noble Ridge and friends: tasting Okanagan Falls wines

      John Schreiner on wine - - 9 readers - Photo: Noble Ridge vineyards in the autumn The Okanagan Falls region has come into its in recent years for wine touring. The area got a major lift a few years when the wineries formed an association and when Blue Mountain, the area’s anchor tenant, began opening its tasting room regularly. I have wandered the region again during the spring and summer and visited most of the wineries.

      Joe Spellman on JUSTIN Vineyard and Winery and Landmark Vineyards

      Letting the Wine Speak - - 9 readers - I have previously posted about the excellent seminars at Rom Toulon’s 24 Hubert Wines in Tribeca (see my posts about Alphonse Mellot and Fritz Wieninger’s Wiener Gemischter Satz). This past week I attended another top-notch seminar at the Manhattan store, presented by master sommelier Joe Spellman, winery sommelier for JUSTIN Vineyard and Winery in Paso Robles, on California’s Central Coast.

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      Langley's Chaberton Estate Winery rebrands - slightly

      …). This is 90% Chardonnay, 10% Viognier. It begins with aromas of pear and citrus. On the palate, there are flavours of apple and tangerine. 88. Chaberton Valley White 2013 ($14.95). This is 50% Madeleine Sylvaner and 50% Sauvignon Blanc. The wine begins with citrus aromas, leading to flavours of lime, honeydew melon and pineapple. The finish…

      4 readers - By John Schreiner on wine

      Charles Krug winery revamps with a remake of their 1872 Cellar

      …, no barrels were damaged. In addition to the premium wines, the bread-and-butter wines are the C.K Mondavi level. These are bulk wines and produce 1.5 million gallons a year. My Dad was a big fan of C.K. Mondavi jug wine. One of our favorite wines at Charles Krug is the Sauvignon Blanc. It is a crisp wine, loaded with citrus fruit flavors. This would…

      5 readers - By Wine Country Getaways

      Domaine la Condamine l’Evêque

      … l’Evêque they have always grown an enormous variety of different grapes. Viognier, Sauvignon blanc, Muscat, Picpoul and for red, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Marselan, which is a Grenache Noir Cabernet Sauvignon cross, and Cinsaut and also some Petit Manseng. Altogether the estate totals 65 hectares. And we settled…

      3 readers - By Taste Languedoc

      Sean Minor 4B California 2013 Sauvignon Blanc

      …Sean Minor 4B California 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, $13.99, 89 points, poured near gray with a lime-green tint. The lovely aroma was fresh 'after the storm' linen with sweet green melon, bright honeysuckle, tangerine, and a touch of peach. Light-crisp-bodied with more than ample acidity carried the aroma onto the palate along with tart citrus. Finished…

      6 readers - By New Hampshire Wine-man

      Wine Personalities in the World (Wikipedia List, July 2014)

      … and Los Angeles Times. Cathy Corison: Winemaker and consultant William Vere Cruess: American food scientist who led the rebirth of California wines after the end of Prohibition in 1933. Didier Dagueneau: Loire winemaker of Sauvignon blanc cult wine (dead). Kerry Damskey: Winemaker and consultant. Cecil O. De Loach, Jr.: Sonoma County grape grower…

      4 readers - By schiller-wine

      Weekend Recap - 2014 NSLC Port Of Wines Festival

      … interesting time pouring some very interesting French wines. Shannon poured the Terraburdigala Roc de Jean Lys (70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc) and Thienpont Bordeaux White (75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Semillion). I was lucky enough to pour the Brut and Rose from the Deutz Champagne House as well as the Famille Bougrier Muscadet. The crowds were…

      3 readers - By The Unfussy Wine Enthusiasts

      Tasting the Wines of Rodney Strong Estate on the 25th Anniversary #RSV25

      …/wine-shop/current-releases/brothers-ridge-alexander-valley-cabernet-sauvignon 2013 Rodney Strong Estate Vineyards, Charlotte’s Home Sauvignon Blanc - want something crisp, aromatic, and refreshing to pair with a first course, salad, or a light main dish such as seafood or sole. I really liked this wine with its succulent citrus and crisp melon flavors…

      1 readers - By A Wine Story

      Woodinville Wineries: Meet The People Behind The Labels

      …: You’ve gotta be intrigued by a winery that derives it’s name from a book by Jay Appleton called “The Experience of Landscape“. Winemaker Jason Baldwin explains. Avennia: How do you make a Sauvignon Blanc that is an intriguing contrast to the light-and-lively versions you’re most likely to encounter? Chris Peterson (pictured top courtesy Richard…

      5 readers - By Jameson Fink

      Rodney Strong Celebrates 25 Years In Style

      …. We had six spectacular wines: 2013 Rodney Strong Charlotte’s Home Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Rodney Strong Chalk Hill Chardonnay 2012 Rodney Strong Russian River Pinot Noir 2012 Rodney Strong Symmetry, Alexander Valley 2010 Brother’s Cabernet, Alexander Valley 2008 Rodney Strong “A True Gentleman’s Port (named after Tom’s brother who passed away…

      3 readers - By Dallas Wine Chick

      Bordeaux 'lacks premium brands', says Baron Philippe de Rothschild chief

      … arrived in recent years, including a Sauvignon Blanc under screwcap launched last year and the release of Mouton Cadet Vintage Edition following the 2011 harvest. Around 12m bottles of Mouton Cadet are currently sold annually, of which 80% is red wine. Despite that, Lechanoine said he doesn't see the brand as an entry-level wine for the novice…

      5 readers - By Decanter

      Plaimont Producteurs Les Vignes Retrouvées Saint Mont Blanc 2012, South West France

      …Lovely tangy blend of those well-known grapes Gros Manseng, Arrufiac and Petit Courbu Plaimont Producteurs Les Vignes Retrouvées Saint Mont Blanc 2012, South West France (£7.95 The Wine Society) Packs in the fruit – bruised/baked Bramley apple, grapefruit and raisin – but sets this richness against taut citrus acidity and a vein of herby interest, with fennel to the fore. A bit like Sauvignon Blanc for intellectuals… S(-)…

      5 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

      Guest Post – 2011 Evohe Tempranillo

      … with the grape in the first place. I am so infatuated with this grape that if I wasn’t growing two different varietals (Cabernet Sauvignon & Sauvignon Blanc) right now or if I had room for a third I would be purchasing some vines come springtime. This grape is known to be a challenge to grow but the way the 2011 Evohe Tempranillo expresses this varietal…

      4 readers - By WineDineDIY

      1/2 Price ‘Sancerre’!

      …The general take on South African wines is they combine New World ripe flavours with the dry character of French wines. A best of both worlds. This new arrival fits the description perfectly, but may be leaning more towards the leaner spirit of French Sauvignon such as Sancerre. But AT HALF THE PRICE! Splurge on the seafood instead. Certainly a candidate for wine buy of the year. And, it might be your first wine from the 2014 vintage! JUNO 14 Sauvignon Blanc, Paarl, South Africa 370312 $11.85…

      1 readers - By Billy's Best Bottles

      2013 Zeitgeist Trousseau Gris

      … nailed an incredible value Cabernet, they are also working with this unique varietal... which produces "grey" fruit, which can be made either in a white or lightly colored style... this wine seduces and delights with impressions commonly associated with Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay AND Riesling... there is a laser beam of citrus acidity at the front…

      5 readers - By Wells On Wine

      2013 Odfjell Armador Sauvignon Blanc This Sauvignon Blanc from...

      …2013 Odfjell Armador Sauvignon Blanc This Sauvignon Blanc from Chile isn’t messing around. Loads of green pepper, grass, pepper seeds, lime, and tropical fruit notes on the nose. More capsicum and pineapple on the palate. Solid and intense. 4/5 bones $ Sauvignon Blanc 12.5% abv Casablanca Valley, CHILE…

      4 readers - By Shiba Sommelier