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eRobertParker.com - Wine of the Day Thu, 23 Feb 2017 04:17:18 GMT  

2013 Altesino Rosso di Montalcino
2013 Altesino Rosso di Montalcino
The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino is a tight and tonic red wine with loads of fresh fruit and crisp acidity at the back. The wine is simple, clean and compact in structure. It would make a great pairing partner to pasta with a hearty meat sauce or breaded veal chops. It's your quintessential food wine. Altesino is an estate in dynamic motion. I had not been back in a number of years and the property has seen an impressive series of positive changes during my absence. Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini runs her historic property with deft precision and a careful eye for both aesthetics and quality. The yellow-rimmed botte in her cellar are a prime example of that feminine touch. When Elisabetta purchased the property in 2002 she had just emerged victorious from a bidding war with Château Margaux. The feisty Elisabetta who owns the adjacent Caparzo property tells me: "I just couldn't have French neighbors." Her aim in terms of winemaking is to stay true to Montalcino tradition. Because she owns vineyard parcels in the four quadrants of Montalcino, she has added blending flexibility to make the wines she wants by sourcing fruit with different ripeness from the various subzones. Importer(s): Leonardo LoCascio Selections (A Member of the Winebow Group), 31 West 27th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001, (212) 255-9414, winebowgroup.com/our-companies/leonardo-locascio-selections/
Rating: 89  Estimated Cost: $20-$36

Spittoon Thu, 23 Feb 2017 04:17:18 GMT  

Wine Mosaic Saving Rare Grape Varieties

The post Wine Mosaic Saving Rare Grape Varieties appeared first on Spittoon

You might have heard of Malagousia, a fabulous white Greek grape variety. If you are in the know you might have encountered Lledoner Pelut and Fer Servadou from France. And if you have travelled to Turkey you could have encountered Öküzgözü and Narince. But how about Obeidy? Or Mavrotragano or Moscofilero? Kolorko? All these exceptional […]

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You might have heard of Malagousia, a fabulous white Greek grape variety. If you are in the know you might have encountered Lledoner Pelut and Fer Servadou from France. And if you have travelled to Turkey you could have encountered Öküzgözü and Narince. But how about Obeidy? Or Mavrotragano or Moscofilero? Kolorko? All these exceptional grape varieties from countries as diverse as Lebanon, Spain, Croatia, Armenia, France and Spain fall under the Wine Mosaic umbrella.

Wine Mosaic Encouraging Vinodiversity

Wine Mosaic Encouraging Vinodiversity

“The Wine Mosaic project is a non-profit organisation that is championing vinodiversity by protecting and promoting original grape varieties of the Mediterranean.”

With around 30 grape verities accounting for 70% of the worlds wine production the Wine Moasic groups aim it to preserve original varieties by increasing the production of quality wines made from them and to raise awareness and consumption of them. What I find is that while I love a decent Chardonnay or Grenache it is the profusion of these little known grapes, their distinctive and unique flavours, that makes the exploration of wine so fascinating. If these grape varities are lost it would be a tragedy – once they have gone they will be lost for ever. So Wine Mosaic is a fantastic project to support.

Video: Wine Mosaic Saving Rare Grape Varieties

Wine Mosaïc – Presentation of the foundation

Communication medium of the Wine Mosaïc Fondation – facebook.com/WineMosaic

So from this wide and diverse collection what is worth trying? Hunt down the fresh and peachy rosé made from Aubin from Domaine de Lansac in the Alpilles region of France. From Lebanon there is the Obeidy from Chateau St. Thomas, one of the few producers making a single varietal wine from it, rather than using the juice to make araq. I was rather taken with the Alicante, a red, from Domaine Fourtanier, replete with the currant owners grand father on the label.

I was also bowled over for a Clairette from Baron de Montfaucon. Another wine from this producer I adored. I really should try and arrange a visit to the estate…

Photos: Wine Mosaic Saving Rare Grape Varieties

Wine Mosaic and the wines tasted and photographed at the Vinisud 2017 Wine Fair in Montpellier.

Wine Mosaic Saving Rare Grape Varieties Written by wine scribbler at Spittoon - Wine, Cocktails, Food and Travel


Ken's Wine Guide RSS Feed Thu, 23 Feb 2017 04:17:18 GMT  

Valenciso "Reserva" 2009 Spanish Red
The nose "Reserva" red from Rioja displays pronounced notes of vanilla and caramel in addition to blue raspberries, orange rind, and hints of licorice. ...
Fillaboa "Albarino" 2015 Spanish White
This is the wine for the "must be unoaked" Chardonnay drinkers. ...
Kokomo "Pauline's Vineyard" 2014 Zinfandel
This very dark ruby colored Zinfandel from Kokomo was well received by the Tasting Panel. ...

http://www.jancisrobinson.com/rss Thu, 23 Feb 2017 03:14:26 GMT  


WineSpectator.com: Daily Wine Picks Thu, 23 Feb 2017 04:17:19 GMT  

FOUR VINES Chardonnay Santa Barbara County Naked Unoaked 2015 $12 (Wine Spectator)
A distinctive, snappy California Chardonnay
CHATEAU TANUNDA Shiraz Barossa Grand Barossa 2014 $25 (Wine Spectator)
A fresh Australian Shiraz with tangy flavors
BODEGAS MONTECILLO Rioja Gran Reserva 2009 $35 (Wine Spectator)
A silky, supple and harmonious Spanish red

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Wine Library TV Thu, 23 Feb 2017 04:17:20 GMT  

Episode 1,001
Five years later and on the 10 year anniversary of the first episode of Wine Library TV, Gary Vaynerchuk is back! On this comeback episode of…

Five years later and on the 10 year anniversary of the first episode of Wine Library TV, Gary Vaynerchuk is back! On this comeback episode of the show Gary tastes some super premium wines from California.


Good Wine Under $20 Thu, 23 Feb 2017 04:17:20 GMT  

Wine That Stands Up to Pesto
It's officially summer. Unofficially, it's basil season. Right now, I am overwhelmed with the stuff. Pictured to the left is one of my behemoth basil plants. Having a lot of basil isn't exactly a problem, I admit. Who doesn't love basil? But for wine lovers, basil can make for difficult pairings. This is one assertive herb, and you need a wine that isn't going to clash with it, nor do you want your wine to disappear on the palate.















My usual go-to wine when strong green, herbal notes are part of a dish is Sauvignon Blanc. But New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs are often quite citrusy, and US Sauvignon Blancs can be too melony and soft for basil. So I opened a Chilean Sauvignon Blanc--and it was perfect with my linguine tossed with homemade pesto and topped with some heirloom cherry tomatoes.


The 2011 Viña Carmen Sauvignon Blanc Gran Reserva (available for $13-$15 in the market) is made from grapes grown in the Leyda Valley. It has vibrant aromas of grass, gooseberry, and that uniquely weird smell of boxwood that I often smell in Sauvignon Blancs from the southern hemisphere. This wine was green and leafy rather than citrusy, with a backbone of acidity that was neutral in flavor but kept your mouth watering for more. The midpalate was herbal, making me think 'this is what Cabernet Franc would taste like if it were white and not red.' Cool and refreshing, this stood up to the basil. If you have the wine with something less resolutely green, you may find that its assertiveness is a problem but if you have basil, this is a good wine to go with it--and it represents very good QPR.

Full Disclosure: I received a sample of this wine for possible review.

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