Monthly Archives: April 2015

Champagne village profile: Œuilly on the left bank of the Marne valley

Key facts Located in: Vallée de la Marne: Vallée de la Marne Rive Gauche Vineyards and grape varieties: 138.9 hectares (343.2 acres), of which 50% Pinot Meunier, 27% Pinot Noir, and 23% Chardonnay. Classification: “Autre cru” (84%) Noted for: home village of Tarlant Maps Google Maps view with the villages … Continue reading

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Zind-Humbrecht with a focus on Clos Windsbuhl

Zind-Humbrecht is one of the very best wine producers in Alsace, if not the very best. This producer is located in the Turckheim village and was created in its present form in 1959 from vineyard holdings of the Zind family of Wintzenheim and the Humbrecht family … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Reuil on the right bank of the Marne valley

Key facts Located in: Vallée de la Marne: Vallée de la Marne Rive Droite Vineyards and grape varieties: 192.6 hectares (475.9 acres), of which 56% Pinot Meunier, 31% Pinot Noir, and 13% Chardonnay. Classification: “Autre cru” (86%) Map Neighbouring villages On the right bank of the Marne Åt öster: Venteuil … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Boursault on the left bank of the Marne valley

Key facts Located in: Vallée de la Marne: Vallée de la Marne Rive Gauche Vineyards and grape varieties: 253.1 hectares (625.4 acres), of which 69% Pinot Meunier, 20% Pinot Noir, and 11% Chardonnay. Classification: “Autre cru” (84%) Noted for: Château de Boursault. Map Neighbouring villages On the right bank of … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Vauciennes on the left bank of the Marne valley

Key facts Located in: Vallée de la Marne: Vallée de la Marne Rive Gauche Vineyards and grape varieties: 107 hectares (264.4 acres), of which 58% Pinot Meunier, 23% Chardonnay, and 19% Pinot Noir. Classification: “Autre cru” (84%) Map Neighbouring villages On the right bank of the Marne river North: … Continue reading

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Mixed white BYOB with AuZone

In the absence of other tastings scheduled for Maundy Thursday, six of us gathered for a BYOB tasting under the auspices of our wine tasting club AuZone. E.T., who took the initiative, decided on “white and good” as our theme. As … Continue reading

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Paul Blanck at the 2015 Alsace wine day

Paul Blanck, which can be found in the Kientzheim village, was one of the Alsace producers I tasted at the Alsace wine day in Stockholm in the end of January. On his extensive Alsace wine site, Per Warfvinge has a … Continue reading

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