El Cotes du Rhone de Charvin se elabora fundamentalmente con Garnacha a la que se añaden cantidades menores de Syrah, Mourvedre, Carignan y Bourboulenc, y su vinificación es similar a la del Chateauneuf, con raspón y depósitos de cemento.
Selección de las cepas más viejas de más de 60 años (viñedo propio 1955-1968) y solo las mejores cosechas. Voluminoso, envolvente y aterciopelado al paladar, concluye en un final largo y muy persistente. 2950 Botellas. 93-94 RP
Monsieur Descombes experiments, in the good way. This a Beaujolais on the skins made with Chardonnay of calcareous clay soils, which he destems and then macerates for 15 days, after which it performs a pressing to begin fermentation. The wine is aged for six months in barrels and foudres
Strains between 15 and 25 years old for this wine that tries to respect the fruit by raising 50% of the wine in barrels and the other 50% in stainless steel tanks. Intense aromas of fruit (raspberry, plum); Fennel, licorice and vanilla along with toast. Good balance in the mouth with a soft and elegant tannin.
Made with a majority of Tempranillo and a small proportion of Graciano from the town of Ábalos, at the foot of Sierra Cantabria. These are clayey-calcareous soils in an area of Atlantic climate, which gives rise to fresh wines according to the style of the area. The wine is stepped on with bare feet (hence its name), and is vinified destemmed.
From a selection of twelve casks of Amontillado from Sanlucar that a few years ago made La Bota 37, the remnant is now bottled. A few years have passed and the wine has evolved differently. Who still has one of those bottles will be able to compare how the wine has evolved very differently without losing that very fine Amontillado character from some of...
Fundamentally Mencía (90%) with 10% of other grapes such as Brancellao, Mouratón and Sousón from several vineyards at altitude, with granitic and slate soils. Small production per strain (less than 1.5kg), aging in large barrels for 20 months followed by a similar period in the bottle for refining. Clarified with egg white and unfiltered.
Three small producers of Champagne, three varieties, three harvests, an incredible price. Millesimé champagne at a non-vintage price or, as the French say, brut sans année. Didier Gimonnet, Cédric Moussé, Hervé Savès. Three of the best small growers from Champagne. Three very different styles, based on the verticality of the Côte de Blancs (Gimonnet), the...