What we are drinking tonight

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The quite spectacular “Vigne Rovettaz”, single vineyard origin, 2016 Cornalin from Grosjean.

A sexy, deeply fruited with the wildest of black raspberries, with notes of smoke and pine forest in the bouquet; despite its round body, it is light on its feet with that high mountain acidity providing lift and a touch of electricity. Its exuberance and lushness makes for fine drinking in its youth and makes one curious about its ultimate evolution over the years.


We had 2012 Caloz Humagne Rouge last night… gorgeous stuff. Aromatically showing rosewater, musky lily type of thing. It leans into a grapefruit peel / Gewurz area, without smelling truly exotic or ginger-y or tropical. The 2014 is very good right now, and pricing increases everywhere else make some of these Caloz wines seem reasonable after all.

Tobias Rower

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