Weingut Haas-Lenz, Zeller Schwarze Katz Riesling Beerenauslese 2005: Visually this wine has a medium to deep Amber color. Olfactory it has a bouquet that recalls apple must, nuts and backed apple pie. In the mouth is less filling and rich than I had expected. Sweet but not overly so, with a savour that reminds me of the apples covered in sugar that my mom used to bake in the oven when I was a child. The aftertaste is discreet, but fairly long. This Riesling produced amongst the scenic vineyards of the Mosel is categorised as Beerenauslese, a designation in the “Prädikatswein” category of the German wine classifications. A kind of wine produced in very small quantities in selected vineyards that provide appropriate conditions. In a country as far north as Germany, the ripeness of grapes varies tremendously and profoundly affects the types of wine that can be produced. This is the reason why in Germany wines are classified according to the sugar level in the must. Following this logic, the wines of superior quality, named “Qualitätswein mit Prädikat” in German, are: “Kabinett” (wine of reserve quality to be kept in the vintner's cabinet), “Spätlese” (late harvest), “Auslese” (select harvest), “Beerenauslese” (select berry harvest), “Trockenbeerenauslese” (dry berry selection), “Eiswein”. This classification is made according to the increasing ripeness of the grapes at harvest, but does not necessarily reflect the sugar content in the final wine. This is specified by: “Trocken” (dry), “Halbtrocken” (half dry), often unofficially referred to as “Feinherb”, or “Lieblich” (sweet). I bought this half bottle for 11 EUR directly from the winemaker while cruising the Mosel river, which gives its name to the most famous of Germany's 13 official wine regions, the best Mosel Riesling being amongst the finest white wines in the world. Read more on www.thelovedwine.com #wine#wines#winelover#winelovers#winetasting
Have you ever injured yourself while opening a bottle of wine? . What happened? It’s a question that needs to be asked, when crazy #wine lovers are only too ready, to open bottles of #champagne with knives and other utensils...danger can be close at hand. . @simply.wines witnessed @wide_world_of_wine ‘s first Sabrage attempt with a knife. It was extremely well done, but, it has to be said, blood was shed when he managed to cut himself! . All you eager Sabrage masters out there, please be careful. If it’s your first attempt I suggest wearing either chainmail gloves or my favourite good old rubber gloves! 🤣 🔪 PS the Egly-Ouriet Brut Tradition was in fine form! #simplywinesau @eglyouriet . . .
¿Se te ocurre algún plan mejor que pasar el domingo con tranquilidad, sin prisas, disfrutando de todos los matices y aromas que te ofrece nuestro PAIVA CRIANZA? ¡Date un capricho en forma de vino Paiva!
🇫🇷⬇️⬇️ ~ I recently had the pleasure to be on the jury for the Awards for the Independent Winemakers. I was assigned to Cahors wines. It was a real blast to do it 👍 . It prompted me to open an old Cahors to see the difference. Cahors wines have changed a lot over the past decade. They are more accessible quicker than before. Their structure (very often 90+% of Malbec) used to be so tannic that you had to wait years to drink them and very few winemakers in the region have the storage capacity or the financial resources to hold them for years before selling them. So the region suffered from this and was often overlooked. They are now more approachable even for young vintages. Don’t worry they are still for fans of full-bodied wines 😉 . So an old Cahors is quite an experience. @clostriguedina is quite renowned in the appellation. They’ve been in the wine business since 1830. I had a few over the last few years but never a 1999 vintage. I got this one on @idealwine_official. . Let’s start with this. The wine is just about ready to drink!😳 I’m not sure I would have had the same pleasure 5 years ago. It’s still very fresh! . Its nose 👃 is very complex full of undergrowth and very mature fruits. . On the palate 👄 it is fantastic! 🙀 The tanins are still present but they are elegant. It is very smooth. And what a finish! Very looooonnnng! . If you can get your hand on one of them, run for it. It still has years ahead. So unfortunate I had just one in my cellar 😔. . . #winemoments#onthewine#wineweekend#wineaddict#mywinemoment#wineoclock#winesofinstagram#wineblog#winedown#wineenthusiast#wineasty#winenight#winewinewine#winelover#winegeek#wineoftheday#winegram#instawine#vinstagram#amateurdevin#greatwine#degustationdevins#degustation#wineoftheday#mywinesin2019
Quest for the best glass goes on! Remember, when we were testing the champagne glasses I said that “it was all about patterns”? What I’ve meant is that you can’t test every glass against every champagne in the world (though it would be a job of my dream :) However, once you’ve done 6x6 tasting you already know what to expect from each kind of glass/champagne. That being said I realised that a “tulip on steroids” kind of glass could be quite handy for some occasions. For example, let’s take a basic cuvée from @canardduchene . It is simple, but not bad for an apero, being at the same time cheaper than many famous mass-market champagnes. Wine glass like Zalto/Gabriel would be an overkill pushing forward aromas of pastry and brioche too much killing the freshness. So, two “tulips”: 🥂Lehman glass @Lehmannglass from @fabulleusesdechampagne boxes, presumably ABSOLUS 30 - nice creamy notes, very round structure, sugar is in balance with acidity, notes of brioche and pastry are well-integrated. Overall, let’s stay clear: it is not a magic wand that turns this brut into a vintage Krug :), but made it well-drinkable. 🥂Schott Zwiesel Estelle @schottzwiesel - nice bubbles, fresh orange and lemon notes, not too much acidity. However, what so interesting, there was unpleasant grapefruit bitterness sticking upfront. At first, being sceptical, I didn’t believe it. Come on, I’m drinking a “generic brut” from a “simple generic tulip” and might expect some changes in aroma profile, but not in the taste. Yet, we’ve re-tasted it a few times (ended up by finishing the bottle as usual) and every time had the same conclusion - bitter grapefruit is breaking the balance. Conclusion? There are two: 1. You don’t have to pick up a top-level supercomplex expensive wine to play this game and spot the difference. So, if you want to do some science - just pick up a nice brut and go
Little known and probably undervalued. Thanks to a trusted seller I got to try my first @domainevincentlatour and I must say that it was a promising first meeting. This Bourgogne Chardonnay comes from vineyards planted between the 50s and 70s in Meursault. The vinification in steel is followed by a 10-month aging that takes place half in barriques and half in demi-muids, 20% new. Initially reductive with notes of candy and toasted bread, after prolonged oxygenation in Zalto Burgundy it liberates strongly oriented perfumes going towards the fruit: first tropical with gentle pineapple, then more on the citrus side with ripe orange and sweet tangerine. The mouthfeel is quite serious for such a basic appellation. Medium-bodied with fairly oily and open texture, it shows off a bold ripe fruit that flows until midpalate, then propelled by a subtle yet energetic and well-balanced acidity. Delicately tannic ending and admirable lenght. Here the fruit is the absolute protagonist, it strongly prevails on minerality and it risks weighing down a sip which still shows a good general harmony. Perhaps there is a lack of cohesion between elements once the midpalate has been surpassed, but it is still a remarkable product, given the price and the rank to which it belongs. #vincentlatour#domainevincentlatour#burgundy#whiteburgundy#burgundychardonnay#burgundylover#burgundywine#meursault#vintage2013#borgogna#winegeek#wineoclock#wineporn#winestagram#instawine#vivino#zalto
Together, Charcut-Cheese and Happiness .. A perfect Moment 👌#instawine#france#champagne#wine#winelover#winelovers#vin#vino#reims#winestagram🍷#winestagram#winemaker#bonnetponson #benoitdoussot#domainedesaintpierre
Explore the Mas Vell state, located just behind our winery ⛰ At Mas Vell, you are surrounded by flourishing pine trees 🌲 and can feel the refreshing breeze from the Mediterranean 🌬 Here, we have our single vineyard, single varietal Grenache/Garnatxa/Garnacha 🍷 This involves concentrated grapes that ripen slowly 🍇 Check out the link in our bio to see the tasting note about Mas Vell! ... #perinet#priorat#vineyard#naturelovers#winedestinations