Daily Archives: August 10, 2023

Asolo Miiiiiooooooooo (Getting to Know Asolo Prosecco)

The post Asolo Miiiiiooooooooo (Getting to Know Asolo Prosecco) appeared first on 1 Wine Dude. (images: AsoloProsecco.com) Like most Italian wine regions, just when you think you’ve got Prosecco all figured out, it smacks you upside the palate and rearranges your thinking and perceptions. At least, that’s what it did for me during a virtual media tasting tour of Asolo …

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Daily Wine News: Austrian Reds

Zweigelt grapes. They may be overshadowed by the country’s much-celebrated whites but Austria’s red wines can be intriguing, distinctive and delicious. In Club Oenologique, David Kermode takes a closer look at three Austrian red grape varieties that every wine lover should know about. Concrete egg or oak barrel? Stainless steel vat or clay amphora? In the World of Fine Wine, …

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US wine giant Ste. Michelle to cut grape supply in Washington State

Vineyards in Washington State. Ste. Michelle Wine Estates (SMWE), one of the largest US wine companies, recently told a meeting of grape growers in Washington State that it expects to purchase 40% less fruit over the next five years. The announcement could have a significant impact on the Washington wine sector. Some industry leaders also believe the move highlights a …

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Château Bellefont-Belcier: A new dawn & 10 vintages tasted

Repeated applause from 300 dinner guests greeted Peter Kwok and his family, as he hosted a belated, Covid-delayed celebration this past April for the recently renovated cellars at Château Bellefont-Belcier, a grand cru classé in St-Émilion that the Chinese billionaire acquired in 2017. Scroll down for tasting notes and scores of 10 vintages from Château Bellefont-Belcier

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Dominio del Plata Susana Balbo Signature Brioso White Uco Valley 2022 $24 (91 points)

Offers aromas of gardenia and peach blossoms that leap from the glass, with traces of celery salt and lime zest underneath. Shows vibrant peach and finger lime on the palate, with a nice inlay of chalky minerality adding to the lingering finish. Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Torrontés. Drink now. 2,900 cases made, 700 cases imported. Source : 0e49fde8c4e73cdc38ff54a5d9f28e19

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E. Guigal Crozes-Hermitage 2020 $35 (92 points)

A generous, alluring red, with red currant and cassis amped up with sweet spices, tarragon and singed cedar. Reveals cured salumi notes that add earthy, animal richness to the dense palate, firmed up by savory acidity and slightly chewy tannins. Offers a spine of iron that reins in the lushness. Drink now through 2030. 45,000 cases made, 2,500 cases imported. …

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