Savannah Chantelle

Vinhos Barbeito (Rare Wine Company Historic Series)

Savannah Special Reserve Verdelho Madeira

From an old bottle released 10+ years ago not so. Plenty to love if a little tired, lots of flavor just lost a little of that acid snap! — 2 months ago

Lyle, LM and 5 others liked this

Robert Sinskey Vineyards

Orgia Napa Valley Pinot Gris 2014

CG
9.0

Atlantic in Savannah. A little tart, but a very tasty orange wine. — 2 years ago

Clos St. Thomas

Les Emirs Château St. Thomas Bekaa Valley Red Blend 2013

CG
9.1

The Grey, Savannah. Mineral-y and light. Inoffensive. Waiter talked us into it. — 2 years ago

Vinhos Barbeito

Historic Series Savannah Verdelho Special Reserve Madeira Verdelho

Fantastic! Roasted and charred nuts, carmel, apple. Super concentrated and super long. Scratches the same itch but packs more punch than a comparably priced Tawny port. — 3 months ago

Daniel liked this

Domaine de Montbourgeau

L'Etoile Savagnin 2015

CG
9.2

$53 at Atlantic in Savannah. Very intense, funky, weird. Big fans! Makes us want to go to the Alps — 2 years ago

Josh liked this

Ketcham Estate

Savannah & Nick's Cuvée Pinot Noir 2014

Very very good. A deal for the price. — 3 years ago

Savannah-Chanelle Vineyards

Monmartre Santa Cruz Moutains Carignane Blend 2012

Not actually a Pinot... Zinfandel (47%), Carignane (18%), Cabernet Franc (24%), Syrah (11%). Really really good after 6 years! Super fruitforward! — 4 years ago

Billecart-Salmon

Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart Brut Champagne Blend 2002

Today we began with a visit to Billecart-Salmon, which has been family owned since 1818. They are 7 generations strong, producing between 2 and 2.5 million bottles per year. We received our informative tour from Jérôme Lafouge. 👏

He explained how Billecart-Salmon grows and manages many of the vines used to produce their wines; they also source grapes 🍇 from other growers, but otherwise own the production process from the pressing of the grapes on… the facilities are pristine and processes are executed meticulously.

Each wine is vinified by vineyard plot. A unique feature of Billecart-Salmon is its decision to have a slow, cool fermentation process for all of its wine - both those vinified in barrels and those in stainless steel tanks - a process that takes 6 weeks to complete.

Each winemaking decision is customized based upon the type and condition of the grapes, e.g., some undergo a malolactic fermentation (where tart malic acid is converted to soft, lactic acid) while others may not, some have a first fermentation in oak where as some are stainless steel, etc.

At the end of our tour we had the pleasure to taste a few beautiful wines (pictured here).

Our favorite was the 2002 Vintage Cuvée Nicolas François comprised of 60% Pinot Noir from Mareuil-Sur-Aÿ, Aÿ, Ambonnay, and Verzenay and 40% Chardonnay from Chouilly, Cramant, and Avize.

This wine was clearly developing lovely tertiary aromas. It also had great complexity retaining its primary and secondary notes. It was disgorged January of 2016, resting over a decade on the lees.

The aromas and palate had caramel, toffee, brioche, pie crust, toast, hazelnut, cream, melted butter, honey, ginger, candied lemon peel, quince, fig, and chamomile notes.

What an enjoyable experience and we loved meeting some new friends on the tour from Savannah, Georgia and Canada.

Santé mes amis 🥂🥂🥂
— 8 months ago

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Ericsson

Ericsson

Vanessa. Your trip is nothing short of amazing. Congrats to both of you. One can tell you are enjoying it to the fullest. If you could send me your itinerary like last time I’d greatly appreciate it 🙏🏻
Vanessa

Vanessa

@Ericsson - thank you! It has been magical and of course I would be happy to share the itinerary. 🥂🍾🙌🙌

Chateau Elan

Reserve Chardonnay 2017

LC
9.0

Wine from Savannah ❤️ — 4 years ago