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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