In a “great” vintage, the Grand Vin of classified growths obviously shines. But the rising tide of that year also elevates the “second” wines immensely. E.g., this ‘00 Sarget de Gruaud-Larose from St. Julien. I would have chosen this over a “first” from a lesser vintage. Classic claret. Beautifully balanced in every way. Restores one’s commitment to cellaring great red wines.
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Lunch is served! On hot summer days there is nothing better than a bottle of cold French Rosé wine and a light lunch of Smoked salmon 😋 Try our Domaine de La Citadelle Chataignier... it is delish! 💕 #rosélifestyle
Go for the Pinot, stay for the Cab. This thing is a packed bruiser, deserving a steep decant–and an SOS-pad for your glasses. And, at 50 bucks, it remains one of Napa Valley’s great bargains. A brick wall of rich black cherry concentrate hits your face, flooding everything with sweet nectar and requiring a near-CHEW to dissolve towards your throat. Spicy green briar runs the gamut from carborundum to conifer while huge fruit, desperately attempting to evade the structure, wrings wet leather out on the sidewalk. You've had this wine, right?
Bonjour! Je m'appelle Rebecca. I am a travel photographer and the blogger behind @everydayparisian, and I'm taking over @LoveJadot this week! Lovely to meet you.❤️ I am based in Chicago and travel to Paris often. As a photographer, the City of Light continues to inspire me year after year. I love capturing offbeat, oft-overlooked parts of Paris and allowing people to linger over them a little longer through my photography. I miss Paris so much, but this week I'll be showing you how I bring its joie de vivre to my everyday life. The French have a huge appreciation for wine and finding simple, quotidian pleasures. When I get a pang for Paris, planning my next rendezvous with a glass of @LoveJadot does just the trick! Won't you join me in a toast to kick off this Instagram Takeover? As they say: when in R̶o̶m̶e̶ Paris! 🇫🇷 And make sure to hop on over to @everydayparisian this week for a very special giveaway of my favorite French products. Cheers to the good life!🍷❤️🍷 #LoveJadot
With the rise of popularity in Portugal and its wines, The World of Wine Festival is thrilled to announce that Conceito Vineyards from the Douro Valley shall be in attendance at our tasting extravaganza! There are two incredible woman behind this great estate: Carla Costa Ferreira and her daughter Rita Marques Ferreira who is the winemaker for Conceito.
They are located in the Upper Douro Valley in Northern Portugal, right in the hub of Port-grape growing territory. Here they have their 79ha of vineyards spread over numerous smaller patches of land which include 2 highly prized pre-phylloxera hectares of white grapes and the Quinta da Veiga where they source their Bastardo fruit from. Some of the oldest grapes are closer to a century old which all help to create the rich and complex whites and reds that make up Conceito’s table and Port wine portfolio. Though they have a traditionalist aspect to their production of Ports, it is their table wines that have jolted them into their top rank. It is also why they are named Conceito (“concept” in Portuguese), as it is their dream to truly understand and showcase the terroir of their vineyards across the Douro.
Rita Marques has gained incredible training alongside some of the oenlogical stars of the world, including Denis Dubourdieu in Bordeaux, Dirk Neipoort at Niepoort, Bruce Jack in Stellenbosch, and at Villa Maria in New Zealand. She brings a very modern take to her winemaking approach as well as in their vineyards, where everything has been organically farmed since 2006. It is interesting to note that in the winery she will use a selection of traditional methods such as lagares as well as very modern stainless steel tanks.
Their whole range of wines are equally fantastic and lively. They speak of life, love, and passion for the incredible region that is the Douro.
Get your tickets for this incredible event now online at our website (link in bio) 😎😃
This is in Durbach around 20 yards from the Andreas Laible winery which is the house to the left. It’s an idyllic setting and their winery is in the middle of their vineyards. It’s very cool. It’s cooler here in Durbach than other areas of Baden so perfect for Riesling. They specialize in dry Riesling of which I work with a number, also Scheurebe and outstanding Weissburgunder. There is a special quality to these wines that makes them incredibly distinctive and unique. Always deep, always takes time to unwind (13’s just starting now) and always with this profound floral minerality and huge acidity. Thrilling wines.
Oxidative style (not sure if it's just this bottle 😅) A blend of various indigenous grapes (Procanino, Malvasia, Vermentino.. to name a few..) from volcanic soil giving off ripe yellow fruits and spices notes as it warms up in the glass. Slightly sweet and a bit tannic but a real joy to drink.
#LeCoste | "Le Coste Bianco" | 2014 | 🇮🇹| #Gradoli Lazio | 🍇 Malvasia Procanino Vermentino Roscetto | 🍷 #Lehmannglass