Monthly Archives: February 2015

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 2011

May last year the Swedish importer Vinunic held a tasting of the 2011 vintage from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, which was a highly pleasant return of a tradition initiated two years earlier with a tasting of the 2009s. 2011 was a vintage … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Vandeuil in the Vallée de la Vesle

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre Vineyards and grape varieties: 34.9 hectares (86.2 acres), of which 60% Pinot Meunier, 33% Pinot Noir and 7% Chardonnay. Classification: “Autre cru” (86%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Hourges in the Vallée de la Vesle

Key facts for Hourges Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre Vineyards and grape varieties: 29.9 hectares (73.9 acres), of which 40% Pinot Meunier, 34% Chardonnay and 25% Pinot Noir. Classification: “Autre cru” (86%) Map Neighbouring villages East: Vandeuil South: Serzy-et-Prin Southsouthwest: Crugny Northwest: Unchair Comment: Hourges is located … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Unchair in the Vallée de la Vesle

Key facts for Unchair Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre Vineyards and grape varieties: 42.0 hectares (103.8 acres), of which 49% Pinot Meunier, 35% Chardonnay, and 16% Pinot Noir. Classification: “Autre cru” (86%) Map Neighbouring villages Southeast: Hourges South: Crugny Southwest: Courville Comment: Unchair is located in … Continue reading

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Albert Schoech – a good Alsace producer in Ammerschwihr

A new acquaintance at the Alsace wine day in Stockholm some weeks ago was Albert Schoech, a producer located in Ammerschwihr (village profile at Per Warfvinge’s Alsace wine site). Although I didn’t have time to taste through the wines from … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Saint-Gilles in the Vallée de l’Ardre

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre Vineyards and grape varieties: 3.1 hectares (7.7 acres), of which 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Pinot Meunier. Classification: “Autre cru” (82%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Vesle et Ardre highlighted. … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Courville in the Vallée de l’Ardre

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre Vineyards and grape varieties: 37.6 hectares (92.9 acres), of which 62% Pinot Meunier, 29% Pinot Noir, and 9% Chardonnay. Classification: “Autre cru” (82%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Vesle et … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Crugny in the Vallée de l’Ardre

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre Vineyards and grape varieties: 35.4 hectares (87.5 acres), of which 49% Pinot Meunier, 34% Chardonnay, and 16% Pinot Noir. Classification: “Autre cru” (86%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Vesle et Ardre highlighted. … Continue reading

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Hugel & Fils at the 2015 Alsace wine day

One of the classical Alsatian producers I checked out at the Alsace wine day a couple of weeks ago was Hugel & Fils. I posted a profile on Hugel when I wrote about last year’s tasting. Here, I just recall … Continue reading

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Marcel Deiss wines at the 2015 Alsace wine day

A few weeks ago, the 2015 edition of the Alsace wine day was held in Stockholm. It is an annual event that always comes back this time of year. One of two producers that I tasted both this year and … Continue reading

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