Slovenia

    Wine of the Day October 22, 2014

    … time trying this opulent and unique red from Matthiasson, and I can tell you it was a stylish and wonderful experience, this is super stuff with dark fruit, hints of herb, spice and mineral. Refosco, found mostly in Friuli, Colli Orientali Italyi, but is also widely planted in Slovenia and even Croatia, it is a tannic and identified by it’s red stems…

    1 readers - By grapelive.com

    Two superb whites: Radikon 1993 and Shobrook Giallo 2013

    … right does this wine have to be so fresh? Full yellow colour. Very delicate and fine with hints of vanilla, white plums, cooked lemons and marzipan, with bready notes and a hint of hazelnut. Nice fresh grapefruit notes, too. real finesse and purity, and after a while in the glass you get some lovely apricot character. 94/100 Shobrook Wines Giallo…

    2 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

    Wine of the Week 22 – Croatian specialities

    … or overworked about this, the merest hint of raisins shows we are tasting a wine from somewhere with lots of sunshine and there is plenty of seductive spice as well as dark cherry fruit and touches of chocolate. At just 12.5% alcohol the wine is very easy to drink, but has good depth of flavour and a very Mediterranean feel. It would be brilliant…

    5 readers - By Quentin Sadler's Wine Page

    Top Ten White Wines of the 2014 Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival

    … with a different style that we really liked. About $28. And the name is pronounced Shamus, or “James” in Gaelic. Produced by the Foley father/son team of James Sr. and James Jr. 5. 2012 Ceretto Langhe Arneis - we go to Piemonte for this wine, an Arneis from the Langhe DOC. This was one of our last stops, at the Winebow table as we chatted with Helen…

    9 readers - By Red Wine Please!

    Top Ten Red Wines from the 2014 Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival

    … WALT Anderson Valley Pinot Noir – just a classic, cooler climate, California Pinot Noir with beautiful fruit delineated with bright acid, all in balance and tied together at the end seamlessly. It’s just delicious. A quality wine through and through and about $40. - 10B – 2011 Colliano Cuvee Red – from Slovenia, so a new area and a new producer…

    4 readers - By Red Wine Please!

    From the Quiet Garden: The Wines of Pichler-Krutzler, Wachau, Austria

    … in Slovenia on the site of an old monastery. It quickly became apparent that Krutzler couldn't do both. "I was putting 60,000 kilometers on my car every year. I left the MORIC project before harvest in 2003 to focus on Slovenia. It was a good project. I thought I would stay my whole life there." After replanting 90 acres of vineyard and building a winery…

    5 readers - By Vinography: A Wine Blog