Daily Archives: September 19, 2023

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 9/17/23

Hello, and welcome to my weekly roundup of the wine stories that I find of interest on the web. I post them to my magazine on Flipboard, but for those of you who aren’t Flipboard-inclined, here’s everything I’ve strained out of the wine-related muck for the week. Can oxygen resurrect wine into something truly special?Just breathe. Natural wine shouldn’t be a …

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DWWA celebrates 20 years and record results in China

A celebration of 20 years and record results for Chinese wine producers, on 6th September more than 100 attendees gathered in Changsha, Hunan for a first-ever Decanter World Wine Awards award ceremony and medal-winning wine showcase in China. In collaboration with Wine China, honourees from 44 wineries and 10 wine-producing areas in China were awarded a DWWA certificate to mark …

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Regional profile: Condrieu plus 12 wines to seek out

Stéphane Montez of Domaine du Monteillet looks down on the bridge over the Rhône at Chavanay. In the 1960s, Viognier nearly died out completely. Many Decanter readers would be horrified by this scenario, but certainly not all – it is, after all, one of the most divisive of grapes. Its birthplace is Condrieu, and the new president of the appellation, …

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Domaine St.-Gayan Châteauneuf-du-Pape White Belle Jean 2021 $50 (93 points)

Big, bold and concentrated, this entices with expressive ripe peach, apricot and warm brioche, with flecks of dried green herbs. Shows succulent acidity that reins in the flamboyance, with mineral tension coursing through the quinine-laced finish. Clairette Rose, Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Picpoul de Pinet and Bourboulenc. Drink now through 2032. 500 cases made, 100 cases imported. Source : 6e93b2aab5ee8ebbd41a286fd4ca7a18

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