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When the former owner of the wines in this offer discovered that his home cellar was so crowded that he could barely open the door (much less enter and browse), he decided it was time to make some space. When I asked how he'd determined what to part with, he said "it's mostly what I could reach", which has made for an intriguing selection. Whatever your motivation might be, we would be happy to provide a valuation - any type or quantity of properly-stored wine you would like to sell are very welcome. Please send a list, or questions, to email@example.com
2015 was a very warm vintage, with drought conditions during the summer months, followed by intermittent rains later in the harvest. Although wines were on the more concentrated and ripe side, acidity still remained fairly fresh for the vintage. Paraphrased from the Weygandt website: Rotes Tor is a reference to a gate in the town wall that was red with blood during the Swedish Wars (1630). Vines here are on average 25 years old, planted on a mix of gneiss, mica, schist, and brown soil.
Paraphrased from information on the Vinea Wachau website: Schütt is a mostly southfacing vineyard near the town of Dürnstein of about 5.5 hectares, some of which is terraced. Deep gneiss, with sand and rocks helping with drainage. In general, in the Wachau, 2000 made for ripe wines with ageing potential.
White pepper and black fruit – what a combo! And distinctly nutty/grainy aromas as well. A rich, peachy, totally dry white wine, with creamy texture and great length. Fascinating and delicious wine that goes well with a great many foods – a great match for Asian spices, for instance. JW Nearly 15 years on from the vintage, Knoll's 2001 Loibenberg GV is a quite impressive wine, with the peachy flavors Jamie first wrote about years ago having mostly receded, leaving in their place a citric, herbaceous Grüner with telltale aromas and flavors of nuts, grains and lentils. Knoll's wines age wonderfully, retaining freshness and loads of character, even after their obvious, forward fruit has faded. Still youthful but showing quite well and promises to unfold more over the next 5-10 years. John Ritchie
Paraphrased from info available on the Vinea Wachau website: Schütt is a mostly southfacing vineyard near the town of Dürnstein of about 5.5 hectares, some of which is terraced. Deep gneiss, with sand and rocks helping with drainage. Grüners in this vintage had the ability to hang long enough to gain lush density.
Gaisböhl is, along with Rechbächel, one of Bürklin-Wolf's two monopole sites in the Mittelhaardt, this one in the sleepy village of Ruppertsberg. Bürklin has long used its own classification system of sites based on the Burgundian system and they call this seven-hectare site G.C. (for Grand Cru). The vines were planted in 1977 and the soil is largely sandstone-based, as is typical for the region. The '99, '03 and '07 all just arrived direct from the the estate as a library release and are a great opportunity to taste dry Pfalz Riesling that has been maturing in perfect conditions in the cellar where they were produced. These are round and full Rieslings, raised in traditional Pfalz casks and each showing the unique character of the vintage. The 1999 and 2003 are drinking particularly well now, and the 2007 will continue to evolve and improve for at least another 5-10 years. -jfr
In the past ten or so years, the wines of Jean-Marie Fourrier have gone from one of the best-kept secrets in Burgundy to one of the best-known quantities. These are wines of almost heartbreaking delicacy, brimming with fragile pure red fruit and spice. The viticulture here is first rate and the use of new oak is fabulously restrained, notable in a village where it is often applied lavishly. "Aux Réas" sits just south of the village of Vosne Romanée itself, adjacent to the 1er Cru "Clos des Réas." In an appellation that produces perhaps the most coveted and expensive wines in the region, this is an astonishing value.
8.2 hectare of vines; only one bottling is produced: Grenache 85%, Syrah 5%, Mourvedre 5%, Vaccarese 5%; aged for 18 months in concrete, and bottled unfiltered.
31 hectares of vines, one botting of red (and a white) is made. The Chateauneuf is Grenache 65%, Mourvedre 20%, and Syrah 10%, with 5% Counoise, Vaccarese, and Muscardin; aged in large old barrels, and bottled unfiltered
Vieilles Vignes: Grenache 98%, + 2% Cinsault and white varieties; aged 16-20 months in cement and partly in barriques; bottled unfiltered
With 4.5 hectares in vines, Mordoree is one of the smallest producers in Chateauneuf. Reine du Bois: Grenache 80%, Mourvedre 10%, Syrah, Counoise, and Vaccarese 10%, from 60+ year old vines; aged 10 months, 60% in tank, the balance in barriques, of which 40% are new. Bottled unfiltered.
An intense nose, perfumed, stony, red fruit, earthy, chocolate; the wine is quite tannic, medium-body and rich on the palate — lots of mineral stoniness, great fruit — really a fine wine. JW