Archive for the Whats Up? Category

Emiliana Ge and Coyam

Posted in Reviews, Whats Up? on December 16, 2011 by Wineoceros

Each year Wine Access receives thousands of wines to be tasted but
only 101 make the end of the year list. This year Coyam 2007 and Gê
2006 were classified with 93 points each placing them at 16th and
18th place respectively on the list, making them the only Chilean
wines in the top 50 of the year.
This reinforces the fact that Emiliana has a great passion for
producing wines of the highest quality with a sustainable, organic,
and biodynamic agriculture which is the best way to achieve more
balanced and healthier vineyards, bringing forth better quality grapes
and therefore wine. This passion presents itself in Coyam and Gê, so
as Anthony Gismondi says “…there is a person with passion behind
each bottle because, in our estimation, passion and great wines are
inseparable.”

“… This list includes the wines that inspire us most and that motivate
us to travel afar in search of the full story that lies behind each great
wine. Each wine represents a distinct plot of land, or terroir as the
French say.” – Anthony Gismondi

The Philosophy behind the wine

 

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FRANCOIS LURTON SAUVIGNON DE BORDEAUX

Posted in Reviews, Whats Up? on December 16, 2011 by Wineoceros

Very good value in a mid-week sipping white. The Lurton family has deep roots in the Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux, where most of Bordeaux’s less expensive sauvignon is grown. This straight-up 100% sauvignon without oak ageing. It has a pure nose of gooseberry, almost tropical guava-green banana fruit and lemongrass. It’s soft and fleshy yet still fresh and lively
with a hint of lime and salty minerality on the finish. Chill it well.

David Lawrason, WineAlign

The Best of the Braai

Posted in Whats Up?, Wine Folks on May 28, 2010 by Wineoceros

There’s never been a more perfect time to explore South African flavour.

This special taste-and-buy event celebrates South Africa’s pride with 33 of its premium wineries including De Toren, Graham Beck, Ken Forrester, La Motte, Meerlust, Porcupine Ridge, Tokara and Spice Route.

Taste over 80 wines paired with authentic barbeque fare – the best of the braai (grill).

“Rapidly improving quality. A large number of value-priced offerings. Diversity from a range of varieties planted in both warm and cool growing areas. It all combines to make South Africa one of the most attractive emerging wine regions in the world today … The best are fresh, juicy wines that combine vivid, New World-style fruit with racy, Old World-style structure and minerality.” (James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, April, 30 2009)

Ken and I will be pouring the following selections.

KEN FORRESTER

KEN FORRESTER CHENIN BLANC 2009, WO Stellenbosch WS 90
KEN FORRESTER THE FMC CHENIN BLANC 2008, WO Stellenbosch WS 92
KEN FORRESTER THE GYPSY 2006, WO Western CapeWS 93

KUMKANI

KUMKANI CHARDONNAY/VIOGNIER 2008, WO Coastal Region PLAT ★★★1/2 (out of 5)
KUMKANI SAUVIGNON BLANC 2009, WO Stellenbosch
KUMKANI CRADLE HILL CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2005, WO Stellenbosch PLAT ★★★★(out of 5)

All Wines will be available through LCBO Vintages at the time of the tasting.

EMILIANA NOVAS CHARDONNAY/VIOGNIER/MARSANNE 2007

Posted in Reviews, Whats Up? on March 9, 2010 by Wineoceros

Some floral, ginger aromas. Full-bodied white wine, nice floral notes with a vanilla aftertaste. Score – Silver Medal. (Judges panel, Decanter World Wine Awards, 2009)

#63909 $18.95

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Borat on the Vino

Posted in Whats Up? on February 26, 2010 by Wineoceros

MISS STERLING GOES WAY DOWN UNDER…….

Posted in Reviews, Whats Up? on February 25, 2010 by Wineoceros

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THE UGLY TRUTH ABOUT MOST COMMERCIAL WINES

Posted in Whats Up?, Wine Folks on February 11, 2010 by Wineoceros