Category Archives: Pinot Blanc

Champagne village profile: Celles-sur-Ource in the Barséquanais with quite a lot of Pinot Blanc

Key facts Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Barséquanais Vineyards and grape varieties: 307.8 hectares (760.6 acres), of which 82% Pinot Noir, 11% Chardonnay, 2% Pinot Meunier, and 6% other, mainly Pinot Blanc. Classification: ”Autre cru” (80%) Noted for: Several varietal Pinot Blanc Champagnes originates from … 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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Hugel & Fils at the 2015 Alsace wine day

One of the classical Alsatian producers I checked out at the Alsace wine day a couple of weeks ago was Hugel & Fils. I posted a profile on Hugel when I wrote about last year’s tasting. Here, I just recall … Continue reading

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Hugel & Fils – an Alsace producer that is reliably dry and constantly yellow

Hugel & Fils is a classical Alsace producer located in Riquewihr. Their distinctly yellow labels say “Depuis 1639”. The one who founded the company this year was Hans Ulrich Hugel, the initials of whom can still be found in their logotype, … Continue reading

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Alsace wines from Marcel Deiss

Marcel Deiss is considered one of the best wine-producing domaines in Alsace, as well as one of the most idiosyncratic. Deiss can be found in Bergheim (village profile at Per Warvinge’s Alsace site), and there is a Wikipedia article about Marcel Deiss. The … Continue reading

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Alsace wines from Gustave Lorentz

Gustave Lorentz is a sizable Alsace producers with a long history, located in Bergheim. Per Warfvinge’s Alsace website has both a village profile and a producer profile. They have 33 hectares (about 82 acres) of their own vineyards, of which 13.5 hectares (about 33.5 … Continue reading

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Alsace wines from Michel Fonné

Michel Fonné is an Alsace producer located in Bennwihr (village profile at Per Warfvinge’s Alsace website including some words on Michel Fonné, general Wikipedia article) and has 12 hectares/30 acres of vineyards. After oenologist training and some work in other wine regions, … Continue reading

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Léon Beyer – a reliably dry Alsace traditionalist

Léon Beyer is an Alsace producer that is usually mentioned together with Hugel and Trimbach as the traditional trio of high-end néogciants/wine houses of Alsace that have some things in common: they stick to a completely dry and rather firm wine … Continue reading

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2012s and other wines from Kloster Eberbach – a traditional Rheingau producer in top shape

A couple of weeks ago I attended a tasting of wines from Kloster Eberbach moderated by their CEO Dieter Greiner, on invitation by their new Swedish importer Bibendum. At this tasting, I represented BKWine, where my feature was published recently. Here … Continue reading

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Dönnhoff – German top producer in Nahe

Dönnhoff is a German winery in Oberhausen in the Nahe wine region. The man behind the winery is Helmut Dönnhoff, and his son Cornelius Dönnhoff has begun to take more responsibility in recent years. Their 25 ha (62 acres) of vineyards are spread out … Continue reading

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