🍷 Rossignol Cornu et fils - Pernand Vergelesses 2014 🍷.
✅après une première bouteille éventée celle ci fut la bonne ✅
Son nez était assez réservé, l’élevage était la première chose à transparaître, arrivait ensuite une note de pêche jaune confite, et briochée, ajoutée à de la noisette . Un nez qui évolue déjà après 4 ans de bouteille . .
En bouche, un vin riche, présentant qu’une légère acidité . La texture est miellée sur le zeste d’agrume , la pêche jaune, les fruits à coques et légèrement lacté ! En finale ce sont les amers qui ressortent : en bref il lui faut un plat . 🔚au vue de sa faible acidité qu’il présentait et de ces arômes évolués je pense qu’il vaudrait mieux boire ce type de bouteille, la garde n’a pas l’air de mise pour celui ci ... .
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Lovely Charmes Chambertin 1988 from Domaine Dujac.
How it ages so beautifully!
This was a wonderful mature pinot noir that was a real joy to drink..
* Score : 92 Point
* Drink : Now ~ 2030+
* Surface : 0.7ha in ownership(Charmes : 0.31ha and Mazoyeres : 0.38ha)
* Average vine age : 35+ years
* Soils type : Clay & limestone
* Vineyard information
In the Gevrey Chambertin appellation, laying down the hill and to the east of the Grand Crus Latricières-Chambertin,and Chambertin, and the Premier Cru Aux Combottes, are the vineyards of Charmes-Chambertin or Mazoyeres-Chambertin. The wines from these adjoining vineyards can be labeled either Charmes-Chambertin or Mazoyeres Chambertin.
The vines have been organically farmed since 2001.
* Wine making
Fermented in stainless steel tanks using naturally occurring yeast, aged in French barrique, 60-85% new. aged for 18 months, bottled unfined and unfiltered.
절정에 접어든 pinot noir의 매력을 유감없이 잘 표현한 와인이다.
적절한 무게감과 파워를 지니고 있으며 거기에 부드럽게 녹아내린 타닌의 여운이 매력적으로 다가온..
Another snow day Upstate which aligns perfectly with the holiday weekend. We’ll be open today 12-7pm with plenty of goods to share. Bubbles go well with snow and nature watching, right? The copper tinged So Bubbly via Le Briseau/Nana Vins Méthode Ancestrale Cinsault would be a fine fine snow day waltzing partner. Open a bottle, cook something good, and binge on The Dropout.
Excuse me, please LéoVILLE my glass. It seems to be empty.
'08 Ch Léoville Las Cases Saint-Julien 1.5L, 2nd growth. 78% Cabernet, 12% Cab Franc, 10% Merlot.
Although not coming from a "great" yr in Bordeaux, this infant of a wine was still tasty. Black cherry, cassis, crushed rock, forest floor, charcoal and mushroom. The secondary flavors are just starting to peak their head. It was nice to see where the wine was today, if you have any let them rest for 5+ yrs and you'll be rewarded. RP says drink til 2054, WS only til 2023.
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Hess’ Napa estate 🇺🇸 is planted on terraces or slope of 10-20% of steepness. A lot of activities are therefore manually handed.🤚🏼Costs need to be monitored very carefully in order to make sure the vineyard is profitable. 📊 Lorenzo Dalla Brea, Hess of viticulture, monitors the amount of vines pruned by the teams every single day and keep detailed statistics to follow up the productivity and improve it on a yearly basis. It is essential to follow up cost when you have expensive staff to hire as it really adds an extra on the final wine price 🍷. On the valley floor, it is much easier to monitor as the machine delivers clear KPIs on the work done ✅. The key is that in the Mountain ⛰ - you’re capable to accomplish with the vines, wines with a lot of complexity but it also require more care in the vineyard, thus the wines 🍷 should cost more! Valley floors wines are generic and more towards an entry-level pricing where every expenditure matters.
North and south vineyard management is overall very different and they’re lucky to play with all of them. 🤓
Here the soils are dark and black with brownish is clay soil retaining water 💦 during the growing season and allowing the vines 🌱 to take this water with their roots.
The southernmost you go, the more it’s gets black in the earth, the more the soils are shallow because you have more proximity to the ocean 🌊 giving a good complexity of terroir - fun to play with when blending!
Water 💧 on the mountain percolate and the vines are much more stressed thus producing less yields and smaller clusters 🍇 on volcanic soil 🌋 - red like ashes iron rich. Lorenzo’s conclusion is that yes - better wines are made on slopes but it’s also more work and more expensive to manage! 🔸
#Champagne night with my local tasting group. Someone described the evening as “fulfilling.” I’d say so.
Charles Heidsieck Rosé Brut (5*); Bérêche & Fils Brut Réserve (5*); Champagne Marie-Courtin “Résonance” (5*); Bourdaire-Gallois Brut (5*); 1989 Krug Brut (5*). 🇫🇷🥂
The blind bottle was a Trentodoc 🇮🇹rosé for comparison. Interesting, and certainly wonderful on its own merits, but a whole different animal. Worth throwing in there for the comparison.