What happened with Alsace? Or rather; what happened with me and Alsace?
Going back 15 years or so in time, I recall some quite fond memories of Alsace greatness in my innocent vinous youth. The Rolly-Gassmann Sylvaner with crab at one of (then) Sweden’s best restaurants on my 25th birthday, was such a pairing [...]
Floral, or maybe better described, perfumed white’s are obviously wines of controversy placing consumers in a 0 or 1 position. Had you asked me 10 years ago I would join the non-believer’s but either it’s go to do with age – or just better wine – I’ll keep from commenting. The perfumed wines are [...]
It’s sadly more than ten years since I visited the Franken region in Germany. This has however not kept me away from the wines of Franconia, au contraire, I am very fond of the great Silvaner wines emerging from the region, not to mention the just as spectacular Spätburgunder wines.
The Breh-tan-oh-MY-sees, or just simply Brett, were there; barnyard, saddle leather and horse sweat. The red fruit and the scorched earth sent me directly to a Mourvèdre dominated wine – a Bandol maybe? But the taste confused. Especially the, for Nebbiolo, prototypical tannin structure got me wondering where on wine earth I should [...]
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