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Bical and Maria Gomes from 75yo vines. Fermented on skins, transferred to neutral 500l oak. Crunchy and immediately pleasurable wine--lots orchard fruit, crunchy greenness, exhibits freshness, awesome for lighter fare — 2 months ago
disgorged 23 February 2016, planted 1983 south-easterly facing plot is located at mid-slope on very sandy soil. 100% Pinot Noir, 2.5g/l dosage, made in vats and small oak barrels. Starburst nose, expressive of strawberry and cherry, deeply red fruited, fruit disappears on palate--austere and dominated by structural elements, with fruit recessed to a beautiful haunting memory, rocky and dry, complex and silencing, a world-stopping moment of greatness, a Champagne worthy of ending a year
— 18 days ago
From a region that had 3000ha planted in 1930s, now 18ha--amidst a deluge of residential and commercial sprawl outside Lisbon. Own-rooted malvasia in sandy soils. Westernmost appellation in continental Europe planted right on Atlantic. By a foundation dedicated to saving this wine heritage. What *doesn't* this wine offer? Stunning salinity, slightly oxidative, ripping minerality, generous and outrageous. — 2 months ago
From Ormes west of Reims, 2/3 pinot noir (including still blended in) and 1/3 chardonnay, aged under cork rather than crown cap, marvelous rich savory styled rose champagne, seductive density, brunchworthy masterpiece — 25 days ago
Cabernet Franc from 30something yo vines. Planted on gravel and sand, raised in concrete. Very slight welcoming brett on nose, at first tartly fruity, somewhat vegetal. But it is the rocks and sand that linger. Lean, savory, crunchy. Thanksgiving in the Shire.
— 2 months ago