Monthly Archives: October 2015

Champagne village profile: Prouilly in the Massif de Saint-Thierry

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Massif de Saint-Thierry Vineyards and grape varieties: 135.8 hectares (335.6 acres), of which 61% Pinot Meunier, 29% Pinot Noir, and 10% Chardonnay. Classification: “Autre cru” (84%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Massif de Saint-Thierry … Continue reading

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DRC Montrachet 2008

In the end of May I attended a phenomenal wine tasting dinner where I finally got to taste a truly iconic and rare wine wine, Montrachet from the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. We tasted the 2008 vintage, which also is an excellent vintage … Continue reading

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Champagnes from Champagne Mailly, an excellent coop in Mailly-Champagne

A couple of weeks ago, I tasted some current releases from Champagne Mailly, including three 2008s, an excellent vintage. The producer is a cooperative in Mailly-Champagne, a grand cru village on the northern side of the Montagne de Reims. Champagne Mailly is counted … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Trigny in the Massif de Saint-Thierry

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Massif de Saint-Thierry Vineyards and grape varieties: 188.8 hectares (466.5 acres), of which 50% Pinot Meunier, 35% Pinot Meunier, and 15% Chardonnay. Classification: “Autre cru” (84%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Massif de Saint-Thierry … Continue reading

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Penfolds Shiraz Masterclass

At the end of February, The Wine Advocate, the wine magazine of Robert Parker, invited to their own wine event in London, called ”Matter of Taste”. It consisted of a sizeable walkaround tasting, in principle featuring only “RP 90+” wines, and a … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Cormicy in the Massif de Saint-Thierry, the northernmost of all Champagne villages

Key facts for Cormicy Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Massif de Saint-Thierry Vineyards and grape varieties: 57.0 hectares (140,9 acres), of which 43% Pinot Noir, 36% Pinot Meunier, and 21% Chardonnay. Classification: “Autre cru” (83%) Noted for: the northernmost of all villages within the … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Cauroy-lès-Hermonville in the Massif de Saint-Thierry

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Massif de Saint-Thierry Vineyards and grape varieties: 15.3 hectares (37.8 acres), of which 99.3% Pinot Meunier and 0.7% Pinot Noir. Classification: “Autre cru” (83%) Noted for: home village of Francis Boulard and of the only barrel maker in Champagne. Maps … Continue reading

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