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Montagny Premier Cru Les Coeres

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A tasting of one of my favourite wines today with some hot smoked salmon from our local fishmonger. Griggs of Hythe. Yummy.

MONTAGNY 1er Cru is a white wine made from Chardonnay grapes. It’s a complex wine with a combination of fruity, floral and mineral hints. Powerful and rich in the mouth. Very good for laying down, the wine I tasted Les Coères which has aromas of honey, quince and confit. It takes at least five years for the fine secondary aromas to appear (hazelnut, almond, wild rose, wild flowers and more) and my wine was a 2006 vintage so loads of those subtle complex aromas. As I said I had it for lunch with salmon. You can drink it with a white fish accompanied with a rich tartare, fish terrine, caramelised king prawns or sea food ravioli gratin, and delicate and refined dishes all pair perfectly with the finesse and richness of the Montagny 1er cru. White meats with a rich sauce,  poultry, and cheeses (comté, beaufort, emmental, goat) are also excellent accompaniments for this wine.

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In Grainger’s wine blog today is our weekly wine review. Guide no 26 of my review of all the wines on our wine list at www.gfwine.co.uk   Our list covers most of the wine regions of France and so you should have no trouble in finding a wine to suit your palate. Todays review on Grainger’s wine blog is a wine from the  region of the Loire in France. Our wine review of the week is a wine from Chateau de Brossay.    The wine is a Sauvignon Blanc from the Anjou appellation area so it is only allowed an IGP classification. Its a cracking wine from 2012.

Chateau de Brossay produces wines within a number of appellations covering the domaine. The principal wines are made in the Anjou AOC: Anjou Rouge from the single varietal Cabernet Franc grape and Anjou Blanc from the single varietal Chenin Blanc. Hubert also makes an Anjou Villages Rouge wine also from the Cabernet Franc grape but which, due to the longer fermentation process and aging in oak is fuller bodied than Anjou.

Other grape varieties grown on the domaine are Grolleau and Gamay used in the production of the dry Rosé de Loire and Chardonnay used for the sparkling Cremant de Loire. Hubert’s range of wines includes a non AOC Chardonnay and a Sauvignon Blanc.

The estate is family owned and run by two brothers Hubert and Raymond Deffois. Hubert is responsible for the day to day running of the vineyards and the wine production. The Domaine is praised particularly for a range of sweet wines and a red sparkling wine.

Hubert’s real passion and expertise is in the production of sweet Coteaux du Layon wines.

The area along the Layon valley is very much the home of sweet wine in the Loire region and Hubert maximises this passion for the art of producing these wines. His repertoire includes the straight forward light sweets, the more intense wines made from the old vines (vieilles vignes) up to 65 years old, and the intense liquorice sweets where the grapes are picked fully developed from the noble rot. His gold medal awards from the Concours des Oenologues in 2008 and the Concours Interloire 2007 speak for his success.

The vineyard’s innovative and sparkling red wine, ‘le Cerisier’ mousseux rouge (non AOC) is a rare gem, delicious as an aperitif and with chocolate desserts and strawberries. It’s a true surprise and a rare treat for guests at any dinner party.

The production of red sparkling wine is relatively new in France and Hubert has been in the forefront of developing this style of wine. In France red sparkling remains outside the AOC system and this allows Hubert the freedom to extend the boundaries of style and flavour without the constraints of the AOC system. He uses Cabernet Franc, Grolleau rouge, and Gamay grape varieties to tease out the full mouth quenching fruits.

Wine:

AOC Rose de Loire  Rosé 2012

A dry, tender and soft still rosé wine made with 60% Grolleau, 30% Gamay and 10% Cabernet Franc grapes. A mouthful of soft fruits with the nuances of a well-crafted wine. Serve at 7-9°C as an aperitif during the hot summer months, or with salads and a barbeque. A fun drink to be enjoyed in good company. 12% 75cl

 

 

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In Grainger’s wine blog today is our weekly wine review. Guide no 25 of my review of all the wines on our wine list at www.gfwine.co.uk   Our list covers most of the wine regions of France and so you should have no trouble in finding a wine to suit your palate. Todays review on Grainger’s wine blog is a wine from the  region of Rhone in France. Our wine review of the week is a wine from Domaine de la Ronciere.    The wine is from the appellation  of  Chateauneuf-du-Pape AOC. No not red but white!

Domaine de la Roncière

In the 14th century, the Popes settled in Avignon, in the corridor of the Rhône River and the Mistral wind, making of Châteauneuf-du-Pape their first wine for Holy Mass. The wine designation’s “terroir” enjoys the benefit of a wide variety of soil types and large pebbles, especially on red clay, which enable the grapes to attain very high levels of maturity.

The family domaine where three generations live together – grandfather, father and son – is made up of 11 hectares of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 10 hectares of Côtes du Rhône and 4 hectares of Vin de pays. The vineyard respects tradition. it is managed using sustainable farming methods, ploughed and enriched organically. Some of the parcels of vines have nearly reached a century in age, these old strains benefit from more careful handling, allowing the family to make exceptional wines. All the harvests are hand-picked at optimal maturity and the grapes are very selectively sorted on a table.

This enables the estate to offer a range of three Côtes du Rhône wines and four Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines, all different so that each parcel expresses and unleashes its own personality. These are aged either in tank or oak barrel according to the wine.

 

AOC Chateauneuf du Pape  Blanc 2010

A white dry wine  made from 80% Grenache, 25% Clairette, 25% Bourboulenc grapes. The grapes and picked at maturity and pressed as bunches without crushing and fermented for 20 to 30 days. The wine si aged for one year in stainless steel vats at 18°C. The wine has aromas of candy and ripe fruit and on the palate a mineral smoky flavour with exotic fruit and citrus. Serve at 10°C with grilled fish, sea food and white meat.

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Tozara VDT de castilla

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n Grainger’s wine blog today is our weekly wine review. Guide no 25 of my review of all the wines on our wine list at www.gfwine.co.uk   Our list covers most of the wine regions of France and so you should have no trouble in finding a wine to suit your palate. Todays review on Grainger’s wine blog is a wine from the  region of  Mentrida in Spain.  Our wine review of the week is a wine from Hacienda Villarta.

Bodega Villarta is located near the Alberche River in Escalona, Toledo, only 84 km. from Madrid. Its Appellation of Origin is Méntridan which is extended in North-West of the Community of La-Mancha.

The soil and climate conditions of the region make this possible. The environment is extreme continental, arid with considerable temperature oscillations, ample cold winters, and scarce raining. The vineyard has a surface of 153 hectares where different grape varieties are found: Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Red Grenache, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

Apellation of Origin.- Vino de la Tierra de Castilla

Grape varieties.- Tempranillo

Elaboration.-Elaborated from grapes of the variety Tempranillo, cultivated in our vineyards of Hacienda Villarta, located in the slope of Gredos mountain range and with a suitable climate, characterised by the high quantity of sun hours during the summer, and by cold night breezes.

Winemaking takes place at our warehouse, located next to the vineyard, equipped with the highest technology. After a long fermentation of a month in stainless steel tanks at temperature of 28º C (82º F), it’s raising made in new casks of Allier French and American Oak barrels of middle toasting. In these last ones, the wine remained quite more than two months. Once it’s bottled, it is set to rest in the warehouse with a suitable temperature during more than eight months, period after which it’s ready to be sold.

Tasting note.- Cherry red colour, with purple tones due to its youth, clean, shining and deeply layered. Varietal aromas of forest fruits (moors, raspberries, etc.). In mouth is smooth, complex, well structured, long and persistent, with an end that reminds its varietal aromas.

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In Grainger’s wine blog today is our weekly wine review. Guide no 24 of my review of all the wines on our wine list at www.gfwine.co.uk   Our list covers most of the wine regions of France and so you should have no trouble in finding a wine to suit your palate. Todays review on Grainger’s wine blog is a wine from the  region of Rhone in France. Our wine review of the week is a wine from Domaine de la Ronciere.    The wine is from the appellation  of  Chateauneuf-du-Pape AOC. No not red but white!

Domaine de la Roncière

In the 14th century, the Popes settled in Avignon, in the corridor of the Rhône River and the Mistral wind, making of Châteauneuf-du-Pape their first wine for Holy Mass. The wine designation’s “terroir” enjoys the benefit of a wide variety of soil types and large pebbles, especially on red clay, which enable the grapes to attain very high levels of maturity.

The family domaine where three generations live together – grandfather, father and son – is made up of 11 hectares of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 10 hectares of Côtes du Rhône and 4 hectares of Vin de pays. The vineyard respects tradition. it is managed using sustainable farming methods, ploughed and enriched organically. Some of the parcels of vines have nearly reached a century in age, these old strains benefit from more careful handling, allowing the family to make exceptional wines. All the harvests are hand-picked at optimal maturity and the grapes are very selectively sorted on a table.

This enables the estate to offer a range of three Côtes du Rhône wines and four Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines, all different so that each parcel expresses and unleashes its own personality. These are aged either in tank or oak barrel according to the wine.

 

AOC Chateauneuf du Pape  Blanc 2010

A white dry wine  made from 80% Grenache, 25% Clairette, 25% Bourboulenc grapes. The grapes and picked at maturity and pressed as bunches without crushing and fermented for 20 to 30 days. The wine si aged for one year in stainless steel vats at 18°C. The wine has aromas of candy and ripe fruit and on the palate a mineral smoky flavour with exotic fruit and citrus. Serve at 10°C with grilled fish, sea food and white meat.

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In Grainger’s wine blog today is our weekly wine review. Guide no 24 of my review of all the wines on our wine list at www.gfwine.co.uk   Our list covers most of the wine regions of France and so you should have no trouble in finding a wine to suit your palate. Todays review on Grainger’s wine blog is a wine from the  region of Rhone in France. Our wine review of the week is a wine from Domaine de la Ronciere.    The wine is from the appellation  of  Chateauneuf-du-Pape AOC.

Domaine de la Roncière

In the 14th century, the Popes settled in Avignon, in the corridor of the Rhône River and the Mistral wind, making of Châteauneuf-du-Pape their first wine for Holy Mass. The wine designation’s “terroir” enjoys the benefit of a wide variety of soil types and large pebbles, especially on red clay, which enable the grapes to attain very high levels of maturity.

The family domaine where three generations live together – grandfather, father and son – is made up of 11 hectares of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 10 hectares of Côtes du Rhône and 4 hectares of Vin de pays. The vineyard respects tradition. it is managed using sustainable farming methods, ploughed and enriched organically. Some of the parcels of vines have nearly reached a century in age, these old strains benefit from more careful handling, allowing the family to make exceptional wines. All the harvests are hand-picked at optimal maturity and the grapes are very selectively sorted on a table.

This enables the estate to offer a range of three Côtes du Rhône wines and four Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines, all different so that each parcel expresses and unleashes its own personality. These are aged either in tank or oak barrel according to the wine.

A red still wine made from 100% Grenache grapes. Hand crafted. A deep red, very powerful, full bodied and tannic wine. Exquisite fig jam and liquorice perfumes, notes of grilled dried fruit. Spicey aromas with a warming finish and good length on the palate. Serve at room temperature with well hung game, venison with a deep rich gravy, and well matured artisanal cheeses.

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In Grainger’s wine blog today is our weekly wine review. Guide no 23 of my review of all the wines on our wine list at www.gfwine.co.uk   Our list covers most of the wine regions of France and so you should have no trouble in finding a wine to suit your palate. Todays review on Grainger’s wine blog is a wine from the  region of Rhone in France. Our wine review of the week is a wine from Domaine de la Ronciere.    The wine is from the appellation  of  Chateauneuf-du-Pape AOC.

Domaine de la Roncière

In the 14th century, the Popes settled in Avignon, in the corridor of the Rhône River and the Mistral wind, making of Châteauneuf-du-Pape their first wine for Holy Mass. The wine designation’s “terroir” enjoys the benefit of a wide variety of soil types and large pebbles, especially on red clay, which enable the grapes to attain very high levels of maturity.

The family domaine where three generations live together – grandfather, father and son – is made up of 11 hectares of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 10 hectares of Côtes du Rhône and 4 hectares of Vin de pays. The vineyard respects tradition. it is managed using sustainable farming methods, ploughed and enriched organically. Some of the parcels of vines have nearly reached a century in age, these old strains benefit from more careful handling, allowing the family to make exceptional wines. All the harvests are hand-picked at optimal maturity and the grapes are very selectively sorted on a table.

This enables the estate to offer a range of three Côtes du Rhône wines and four Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines, all different so that each parcel expresses and unleashes its own personality. These are aged either in tank or oak barrel according to the wine.

A red still wine made from 100% Grenache grapes. Hand crafted. A deep red, very powerful, full bodied and tannic wine. Exquisite fig jam and liquorice perfumes, notes of grilled dried fruit. Spicey aromas with a warming finish and good length on the palate. Serve at room temperature with well hung game, venison with a deep rich gravy, and well matured artisanal cheeses.

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In Grainger’s wine blog today is our weekly wine review. Guide no 23 of my review of all the wines on our wine list at www.gfwine.co.uk   Our list covers most of the wine regions of France and so you should have no trouble in finding a wine to suit your palate. Todays review on Grainger’s wine blog is a wine from the  region of Rhone in France. Our wine review of the week is a wine from Domaine de la Ronciere.    The wine is from the appellation  of  Chateauneuf-du-Pape AOC.

Domaine de la Roncière

In the 14th century, the Popes settled in Avignon, in the corridor of the Rhône River and the Mistral wind, making of Châteauneuf-du-Pape their first wine for Holy Mass. The wine designation’s “terroir” enjoys the benefit of a wide variety of soil types and large pebbles, especially on red clay, which enable the grapes to attain very high levels of maturity.

The family domaine where three generations live together – grandfather, father and son – is made up of 11 hectares of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 10 hectares of Côtes du Rhône and 4 hectares of Vin de pays. The vineyard respects tradition. it is managed using sustainable farming methods, ploughed and enriched organically. Some of the parcels of vines have nearly reached a century in age, these old strains benefit from more careful handling, allowing the family to make exceptional wines. All the harvests are hand-picked at optimal maturity and the grapes are very selectively sorted on a table.

This enables the estate to offer a range of three Côtes du Rhône wines and four Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines, all different so that each parcel expresses and unleashes its own personality. These are aged either in tank or oak barrel according to the wine.

A red still wine made from 100% Grenache grapes. Hand crafted. A deep red, very powerful, full bodied and tannic wine. Exquisite fig jam and liquorice perfumes, notes of grilled dried fruit. Spicey aromas with a warming finish and good length on the palate. Serve at room temperature with well hung game, venison with a deep rich gravy, and well matured artisanal cheeses.

Wine blog ing is fun with Grainger’s wine blog so log on regularly to catch up on the latest with the wine scene or something quite different.  You never know what might appear.

Cheers.

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In Grainger’s wine blog today is our weekly wine review. Guide no 22 of my review of all the wines on our wine list at www.gfwine.co.uk   Our list covers most of the wine regions of France and so you should have no trouble in finding a wine to suit your palate. Todays review on Grainger’s wine blog is a wine from the  region of Chablis in France. Our wine review of the week is a wine from Domaine Vocoret.    The wine is from the appellation  of  Chablis AOC.

Domaine Vocoret is run by father and son together. The domaine is located just west of the town of Chablis  towards the town of Auxerre. The famous appellation of Chablis is part of the Burgundy wine region to the north. The Vocoret family has been growing vines for over four generations. The vineyard is on clay-chalk hillsides, which today covers fifty hectares, where the most famous grapes in Chablis  are harvested. In the cellars, vinification is still carried out traditionally and bottling takes place exclusively on the property. The estate’s wines are sold all over the world.

Generic Chablis wines are the most available wines. They are limpid, fresh and light, their aromas and flavours develop quickly. They can be  stored for five years and more, depending on the year. Chablis should be served between 10° and 12°C as an apéritif, with oysters, shellfish and seafood, snails, charcuterie, goat’s cheese or gruyère cheese.

Chablis has four appellations from Petit Chablis, Chablis, Chablis Premiers Crus and Chablis Grands Crus.

Premiers Crus are named after the parcel on which they grow. In total there are 27 parcels on the estate for the Montée de Tonnerre, Mont de Milieu, Forêt, Vaillon, Montmains and  Côte de Léchet. Chablis wines age slowly so they can be kept well. They go very well with shell fish, fine charcuteries and poultry and should be served between 10° and 13°C. The Grands Crus are also named after the parcel on which they grow: VAUDÉSIR, PREUSES, LES CLOS, GRENOUILLES, BOUGROS, VALMUR, BLANCHOTS. On this estate the parcels are in VALMUR, BLANCHOTS, LES CLOS, VAUDÉSIR. These wines develop more slowly and they are great for ageing: 10 to 15 years depending on the vintage. Their flavours are ample, long and their aromas are intense. The Grands Crus are best suited to fine cuisine: fish with sauce, foie gras, white meat. They should be served between 11° and 14°C.

A white still wine made from 100% Cardonnay grape varietal.  The wine is vinified under temperature control in stainless steel vats and then allowed to undergo malolactic fermentation. This is a fresh and light wine and is served between 10-12°C with oysters, shellfish, snails, chacuterie and goat’s cheese. 12% 75cl

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Grainger’s wine blog. The one and only wine blog for all you winos out there. In Grainger’s wine blog today is our weekly wine review. Guide no 21 of my review of all the wines on our wine list at www.gfwine.co.uk   Our list covers most of the wine regions of France and so you should have no trouble in finding a wine to suit your palate. Todays review on Grainger’s wine blog is a wine from the  region of the Loire valley in France. Our wine review of the week is a wine from Vignoble Gibault.    The wine is from the appellation  of  Valéncay AOC.

Vignoble Gibault is situated in the epicentre of three provinces: Berry, Touraine and Sologne, the vineyard extends over two appellation covering the Valençay and Touraine.

The vineyards are on the terraces of the ancients river Cher a tributary of the mighty Loire river and vines grow on two types of ground the flinty clays and shelly clays.

The vines are cultivated with respect for the environment and they use natural technique in their vinification processes.

The grapes are picked when fully ripened and vinified using the modern techniques of temperature control. The priority is to extract a maximum of fruit aromas and just the right amount of tannin to produce a perfect structure …. so that the wine remains a pleasure.

Smoothness and complexity for the “Valençay”, unctuousness and strength for the “Touraine”, beautifully refreshing for the “Vins de Pays”, light bubbles and refinement for the Methode Traditionelle…. The experience of drinking the wines gives you pleasure and enjoyment.

This is a medium light red still wine made from 60% Pinot Noir, 30% Gamay and 20% Malbec grapes. Each of the different grapes are vinified separately and then the pulp is presed with blending of the juices before malolactic fermentation. The blended wine is aged in vts for 12 to 18 months. Powerful on the nose with red fruit aromas and spicy notes. Coats the palate with silky tannins and really good balance. Serve slightly chilled at 12-14°C with a starter, roast meats and game.

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