Monthly Archives: January 2015

Champagne village profile: Serzy-et-Prin in the Vallée de l’Ardre

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre Vineyards and grape varieties: 75.6 hectares (186.8 acres), of which 82% Pinot Meunier, 10% Pinot Noir, and 8% Chardonnay. Classification: “Autre cru” (86%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Vesle et Ardre … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Brouillet on top of the Montagne de Reims

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre Vineyards and grape varieties: 83.3 hectares (205.8 acres), of which 69% Pinot Meunier, 16% Chardonnay, and 15% Pinot Noir. Classification: “Autre cru” (86%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Vesle et … Continue reading

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Riesling Grosses Gewächs 2012 tasting

In the end of October, MW lined up some German Riesling Grosses Gewächs – on the labels usually written GG for short – from a number of excellent producers and from the likewise excellent vintage 2012. Grosses Gewächs/GG is a designation … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Lagery on top of the Montagne de Reims

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre Vineyards and grape varieties: 47.0 hectares (116.1 acres), of which 70% Pinot Meunier, 21% Pinot Noir, and 9,5% Chardonnay. Classification: “Autre cru” (86%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Vesle et Ardre … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Lhéry on top of the Montagne de Reims

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre Vineyards and grape varieties: 15.9 hectares (39.3 acres), of which 83% Pinot Meunier, 13% Pinot Noir, and 4% Chardonnay. Classification: “Autre cru” (86%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Vesle et Ardre highlighted. The premier … Continue reading

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Champagne 2002 tasting with a focus on big producers

In the end of November I held a tasting of vintage 2002 Champagnes in the wine tasting club AuZone. 2002 is a top-notch vintage, and this time the focus of the tasting was larger producers, both Champagne houses and some major … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Faverolles-et-Coëmy in the Vallée de l’Ardre, on top of Montagne de Reims

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre Vineyards and grape varieties: 76.0 hectares (187.8 acres), of which 80% Pinot Meunier, 18% Pinot Noir, and 2% Chardonnay. Classification: “Autre cru” (86%) Noted for: today’s home village of Jeeper Maps Google Maps view with the villages in … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Treslon, a village on top of the Montagne de Reims

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre Vineyards and grape varieties: 26.6 hectares (65.7 acres), of which 64% Pinot Meunier, 23% Chardonnay, and 13% Pinot Noir. Classification: “Autre cru” (86%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Vesle et Ardre … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Tramery, a village in the Vallée de l’Ardre, on top of the Montagne de Reims

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre Vineyards and grape varieties: 10.1 hectares (25.0 acres), of which 69% Pinot Meunier, 18% Chardonnay, and 14% Pinot Noir. Classification: “Autre cru” (86%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Vesle et … Continue reading

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Taylor’s Port, vintages from 1863 to 2011

Taylor’s is one of the most known and best Port wine houses, in particular when it comes to Vintage Port. Their style is on the powerful and spicy side, often with rather prominent tannins when the wines are young, and they … Continue reading

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