Weingut J. & H.A. Strub Niersteiner Brückchen Riesling Kabinett 2016
The "heart-piece" of the vineyard is almost pure limestone, and this is a salty and mineral wine; nice end-palate tang, with lovely balance both front-to-back and side-to-side; only free-run juice (Herzstück), so markedly clear and graceful, among the best vintages of this perennial favorite
|Region||Germany, Rheinhessen, Nierstein|
|Brand||Weingut J. & H.A. Strub|
Boccadigabbia Rosso Piceno 2016About 5 hectares, aspected in various directions at an altitude of 180 m, on sandy clay soils. Vine density is 3,600 per hectare, trained to the traditional short-pruned capovolto system. This contemporary version of Rosso Piceno displays a deep ruby red, then offers classic varietal spice, along with lovely scents of vanilla, chocolate, and wild red berries. A dense weave of velvety tannins characterises the appealing, seductive palate, and the lingering finish is impressive.
Terres Blondes Val De Loire Gamay 2018Jean-Sébastien Marionnet makes incredible wines at his domaine and is now making this vibrant Gamay from sourced fruit from the Touraine. Medium-bodied, dry. A floral nose followed by a palate of red berries, pomegranate, and minerals. The perfumed finish is crisp and dry with soft tannins.
Domaine Daniel et Denis Alary Cairanne l'Estevenas Rouge 2016From a south facing old mountainside of blue/white clay-limestone soil, grapes are hand-harvested separately at their optimum maturity. Fermentation with only indigenous yeasts lasts 23 to 28 days. Grapes are sorted and separate vinification of different grape varieties General tasting - Blackcurrant fills a rich and explosive nose of bloody cured meat. A soft palate showing dark black fruits, mocha and chocolate, nicoise olive, and earthy tar notes. Well structured tannins enhance the body.
Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc 2018A wine that favors origin expressive individuality, minerality, and palate complexity ahead of pure, pungent varietal aroma. A significant percentage of fruit from clay-rich soil has added an intense mid-palate structural component and additional overall complexity to this wine.
Cepa 21 Ribera del Duero Hito 2018HITO was created as a young wine in order to complete the range of this modern, innovative winery. Red fruits of raspberry and strawberry, black ones of blackcurrant, mulberry and blackberry. Elegant fine oak, subtly toasted with notes of black licorice. Fleshy with sweet tannins that give volume, and with a long aftertaste.
Domaine des Aubuisieres Bernard Fouquet Vouvray Le Petit Clos 2018Entirely hand-harvested and only indigenous yeasts used. Fermented and matured in stainless steel thermo-regulated vats. Soil: Clay-limestone with a vine age of 40 years on average. Nectarine & petrol aromas, ripe apple, papaya, melon and lime zest and a few of the flavors you will encounter on the palette. Medium-bodied with tense acidity, and firm mineral notes. Food pairing suggestion : Rich fish (salmon, tuna etc), Vegetarian, Poultry, Mild and soft cheese
Domaine de L'Hortus Le Loup Y Es-tu? Blanc 2018SOIL : Soils deeper at in lower hillside parcels, limestone bedrock VITICULTURE : Lutte raisonee. No chemical additives used in the vineyards, unless there is a threat of losing an entire vintage. VINIFICATION : Fermented in temperature controlled tanks. AGING : Aged for 4 months in tank. NOTES : Aromatically vibrant and zippy on the palate, this bright blend is a go-to summer sipper and marvelous value in the Hortus lineup.