Monthly Archives: June 2015

Madeira from Barbeito

At the Portuguese wine day in Stockholm about a month ago, a single Madeira producer was present, namely Vinhos Barbeito. This is a high-class producer, and their wines are elegant i style as well as slightly lower in sweetness than other … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Troissy 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: 348.6 hectares (861.4 acres), of which 85% Pinot Meunier, 9% Pinot Noir, and 6.5% Chardonnay. Classification: “Autre cru” (84%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Vallée de la Marne … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Olizy 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: 51.4 hectares (127.0 acres), of which 91.3% Pinot Meunier, 5.5% Pinot Noir, and 3.1% Chardonnay. Classification: ”Autre cru” (84%) Also called: Olizy-Violaine Map Neighbouring villages North and northeast: … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Passy-Grigny 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: 196.8 hectares (486.3 acres), of which 81% Pinot Meunier, 14% Pinot Noir, and 5% Chardonnay. Classification: “Autre cru” (84%) Noted for: home village of the Dom Caudron cooperative. Map Neighbouring villages North: … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Sainte-Gemme 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: 64.5 hectares (159.4 acres), of which 92.4% Pinot Meunier, 4.6% Pinot Noir, and 3% Chardonnay. Classification: “Autre cru” (84%) Noted for: an often used source of Pinot Meunier for Krug. Map Neighbouring … Continue reading

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Pinot Noir from Calera and some thoughts on Californian Pinot Noir in general

Calera is a winery with a focus on Pinot Noir, located in San Benito County in California, about 90 miles south of San Francisco, close to Mt. Harlan. The founder Josh Jensen had been to Burgundy to learn about wine production, and returned with the … Continue reading

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Some red Burgundies from Tortochot

Here are my impression of three wines from the Burgundy producer Tortochot that I tasted while the Bourgogne Wine Tour 2015 visited Stockholm in February, plus another wine from this producer tasted in the comfort of my own home. First some words about this … Continue reading

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