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Suenen – a high-class blanc de blancs Champagne producer

Last week I tasted some Champagnes from Suenen, a producer located in Cramant in the Côte de Blancs part of Champagne, and part of the range sold by Caviste. Since 2009, Suenen is run by Aurélien Suenen, following the premature passing away of … Continue reading

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Ferdinando Principiano including an excellent 2013 Barolo

French-Swedish online wine dealer Caviste also sells wines from the Piemontese producer Ferdinando Principiano. I tasted the last release in late October, as well as the corresponding wines in 2015 and 2016. I repeat what I wrote in 2015: Principiano is a producer who have worked for both traditionalists … Continue reading

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Domaine de Marcoux from Southern Rhône

A couple of months ago I tasted some wines from Domaine de Marcoux, a southern Rhône producer, thanks to French-Swedish online wine dealer Caviste. This was the first time I tasted this producer chez Caviste but I have encountered the odd bottle before. … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Pontfaverger-Moronvilliers in the Monts de Berru

Key facts Located in subregion/area: Montagne & Val de Reims / Monts de Berru Vineyards and grape varieties: 10.6 hectares (26.2 acres), of which 100% Chardonnay. Classification: “Autre cru” (84%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Monts … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Selles in the Monts de Berru

Key facts Located in subregion/area: Montagne & Val de Reims / Monts de Berru Vineyard and grape varieties: 10.0 hectares (24.7 acres), of which 94% Pinot Meunier and 6% Chardonnay. Classification: “Autre cru” (84%) Maps Google Maps view with the … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Nogent-l’Abbesse, the central village in the Monts de Berru

Key facts Located in subregion/area: Montagne & Val de Reims / Monts de Berru Vineyards and grape varieties: 170.8 hectares (422.1 acres), of which 99.4% Chardonnay and 0.5% Pinot Noir. Classification: “Autre cru” (87%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Berru in the Monts de Berru

Key facts Located in subregion/area: Montagne & Val de Reims / Monts de Berru Vineyards and grape varieties: 101.4 hectares (250.6 acres), of which 83% Chardonnay, 14% Pinot Meunier, and 3% Pinot Noir. Classification: “Autre cru” (84%) Maps Google Maps … Continue reading

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