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Tasting the ferments

Well I wouldn’t go as far as saying that I’ve tasted more young wines than you’ve had hot breakfasts, but I have had a few. OK OK I’m not some artiste winemaker, but I have had the good fortune of learning a little about this from some of the top winemakers in Bordeaux, and Australia, and a few other places I suppose. 632 more words

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Domaine Marc Morey et Fils, 1er Cru En Virondot, Chassagne-Montrachet 2008

Chardonnay
Domaine Marc Morey et Fils, 1er Cru En Virondot, Chassagne-Montrachet 2008
Burgundy, France

Since 1919 the Morey family has been cultivating a small number of vines in a tiny appellation in southern Burgundy called Chassagne-Montrachet. 119 more words

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Cellar hygiene - Bordeaux 1993

In the early 90′s, possibly before you were born, cellar hygiene was not what it is today. These days you have all these young winemakers graduating from fancy schools, especially in Australia, coming out with a mantra to KEEP IT CLEAN. 564 more words

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Craggy Range, Avery Vineyard, 2012

Sauvignon Blanc
Craggy Range, Avery Vineyard, 2012
Marlborough, New Zealand

Terry Peabody, a successful businessman, had a passion for wine. He believed that New Zealand could produce wines that were superior quality to the established regions of France, and then set out to prove it. 106 more words

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Swimming in Sauvignon – Bordeaux 1993 harvest

One of the highlights of every day was watching the French cellar workers freak out when machines broke down, which was about every 15 minutes. If you so much as looked at a pump it would stop working. 655 more words

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Meritage: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot

Meritage – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Chateau Pichon Longueville, Comtesse de Lalande, AC Pauillac, 2008
Bordeaux, France

In the classification of 1855, which still stands today, this remarkable property was ranked as a Second Grand Cru Classe. 200 more words

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Mantlerhof, Mosburgerin, Reserve 1er Cru 2011

Gruner Veltliner
Mantlerhof, Mosburgerin, Reserve 1er Cru 2011
Niederosterreich, Austria

For over 200 years this family has farmed a small parcel of vineyards, making tiny quantities of exquisite Gruner Veltliner. 110 more words

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