Daily Wine News: New Old Port

Port wine glasses.

The creation of a new Port category is a rare event indeed, which makes the introduction of the 50-Year-Old age statement on Tawny and White Ports all the more exciting, says Axel Probst in the World of Fine Wine.

The Rhône Valley continues to make considerably more red wine than white and rosé, but the region intends to increase production of white wines with a view to doubling shipments between now and 2031, reports Decanter.

In Wine Enthusiast, Christina Pickard remembers South Australian winemaker Francis d’Arenberg Osborn—widely known as d’Arry, who died last week at the age of 95. “Credited as one of the founding fathers of the modern McLaren Vale wine industry, d’Arry grew his family winery, d’Arenberg, from bulk producer to one of the world’s best known Australian labels over the course of 70 consecutive vintages. In turn, he played a significant role in shifting the perception of McLaren Vale as a bulk wine growing region to one capable of premium wines on par with those from neighboring Barossa Valley.

“Chianti Rufina has an image problem,” says W. Blake Gray in Wine-Searcher. “Chianti Classico had similar problems getting respect and higher prices, so in 2014 it came up with its higher-end Gran Selezione category. Now Chianti Rufina has also created a new higher-end category…Chianti Rufina TerraElectae wines must be single-vineyard wines made from 100 percent Sangiovese. They must be aged a minimum of 18 months in oak and six months in bottle. The first vintage is 2018, and some of the wines are on the market now. They will say “TerraElectae” on the label.”

In the Buyer, Lisse Garnett reflects on her journey as a woman in wine.

On JancisRobinson.com, Matthew Hayes provides an overview of the Burgundy 2021 vintage.

In VinePair, Noah Lederman offers some tips on how to pick sparkling wine for every occasion.


Source : https://www.terroirist.com/daily-wine-news-new-old-port/

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