Bordeaux Estate Makes Fine Wines Naturally

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Eric Asimov THE POUR JUNE 16, 2017 ST.-CIBARD, France — The French have a notion that has no real counterpart in English for discussing a delicious wine. It is digestibilité, digestibility in English, a single word that, like terroir, connotes something far more complex. Digestibilité begins with deliciousness, but it also indicates wines that are

Domaine Lignier: Clos de la Roche 1978-2014

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BY ANTONIO GALLONI | MAY 2, 2017 Domaine Lignier’s Clos de la Roche is one of Burgundy’s most renowned wines. This remarkable vertical of twenty vintages went back to 1978 and encompassed three distinct eras of the domaine’s distinguished history. Historical Background Domaine Lignier was founded in the late 1880s, but its modern-day history begins

A Wine with the Rhythm of Beaujolais and the Soul of Burgundy

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What if Beaujolais and red Burgundy had a love child? Megan Krigbaum on Passetoutgrain, a historic but little-known appellation in Burgundy responsible for high-quality, affordable wines made from gamay and pinot noir. PUNCH: APRIL 19, 2017  story: MEGAN KRIGBAUM  photo: LIZZIE MUNRO Could there be any wine more ideal than one with the pedigree of

Xavier Gerard – 2015 Northern Rhones: Outstanding Wines for the Long Haul

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April 2017 Vinous By Josh Raynolds François et Xavier Gérard Wine Tasting Notes Score Saint-Joseph Le Blanchard Youthful purple. Mineral- and spice-accented aromas of dark berries and violet on the expressive nose. At once fleshy and lithe, offering appealingly sweet blackberry, cherry liqueur and spicecake flavors, plus a building suggestion of smokiness. Shows very good

Switzerland’s Liquid Assets: Wines of the Valais

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Wine & Spirits Decades of high tariffs kept the country’s wine producers from exporting abroad. But at long last, Swiss bottles are popping up on menus and merchants’ shelves. By Anthony Giglio on February 07, 2017 Any adventurous skier who has the temerity to take four cable cars from the Swiss resort village of Verbier

The 2015 Red Burgundies: You Are So Going To Want Them

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BY STEPHEN TANZER | JANUARY 26, 2017 Domaine Bitouzet-Prieur François Bitouzet described 2015 as “a very silky, balanced year for Volnays” despite the challenging conditions. “It was a very dry year with strong oidium pressures, even worse than the last bad oidium year, 2004,” he told me in mid-November. “We had to treat the vines

Can Northern Rhône Syrah Survive the Spotlight?

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Both Côte-Rôtie and Cornas have entered the spotlight after decades in the shadows. Jon Bonné considers how the rush of fame has affected these regions, and what it signals for the future of northern Rhône syrah. JANUARY 19, 2017  story: JON BONNÉ As I walk along the muted streets of Ampuis, one July afternoon, it’s