Adega Cooperative De Azueira

Cave de Gan

Prestige Jurançon 2020

Vintage 2020 | a hurrah for the cooperative wines! — a month ago

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Produttori del Barbaresco

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2018

Out to dinner with my parents last night and I was trying to find a wine that would make everyone happy. No it was not going to be the greatest pairing, but my objective was family happiness. I had previously opened a 2016 at home that they enjoyed, so I knew this would be a safe bet. The 2018 is drinking surprisingly well for being so young. While this was a nice bottle, it will be better with a few more years. If 2018 is your only option, I suggest a bit of time in the decanter.

Produttori del Barbaresco’s website offers a good bit of historical information on their wines — A cooperative founded in 1958, now has 51 members and controls more than 100 hectares (250 acres) of premium Nebbiolo vineyards in Barbaresco. Each family is in full control of its land, growing Nebbiolo grapes with centuries old skill and dedication. They produce a blend harvested from multiple vineyards, but in great years they will produce 9 single vineyard wines. I still need to try one of those single vineyard wines.

Facts: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco. 100% Nebbiolo. Bottling date was April 2021. 15% ABV, but despite the number it does not come across that high.

Rule #4 Sometimes wine pairing importance comes second. I have to remind myself that not everyone I share a bottle with is as obsessed about wine as I am (i.e. my parents) — they just want to enjoy our time together with a nice glass of wine.
— 2 years ago

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Stuart Scheff

Stuart Scheff

Great review. Thank you.

Domaine Louis Michel

Grenouilles Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2005

🏅 Rating 90/100 (4,0⭐)

Yellow gold. Buttery. Shows its age with more tertiary aromas of mushrooms. Oily texture. Bitter citrus zest and long finish. No oak wine making preserves the purity of the wine with aging. It won't develop more and we are lucky to meet it at the stage before it starts declining.

Comes from the smallest Chablis Grand Cru. Domaine's plot is located at the top of the slope. Vines were planted in 1950-80. SW exposure, with plenty of sunshine and gentle breezes, tempered by the Serein river. Fairly gentle slope. Le Chablisienne cooperative owns over 75% of the climat.

Winemaking is with indigenous yeasts, in temperature-controlled vats. Wines never see oak, steel only. Maturation 18mo.

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— 3 years ago

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Cantina dei Produttori Carema

Riserva Carema Nebbiolo 2016

From a lesser known “produttori” in Piemonte. Cantina Produttori Nebbiolo di Carema (what a mouthful) is a tiny cooperative in, you guessed it, Carema.

Popped and poured; enjoyed over the course of two days. Fairly consistent throughout but I think I preferred the energy on Day 1. The 2016 Riserva pours a pale garnet with a transparent core; medium+ viscosity and no staining of the tears. On the nose, the wine is developing with notes of pomegranate, slightly bruised strawberry, toe jam (yeah, well…I’m not wrong), alpine herbs, roses some balsamico and rocky earth. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium+ tannins and medium+ acid. Confirming the notes from the nose. The finish is long and saline with a silky texture. Until now, my only experience with the Carema DOC has been with Ferrando’s Etichetta Bianca and Etichetta Nera. While this bottle didn’t have the same drama as those wines from Ferrando, this was a very good example of Carema. Drink now and through 2031.
— 2 months ago

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Le Mesnil

Brut Champagne Grand Cru Blancs de Blancs Chardonnay

Just fantastic what this cooperative achieves. Judging from the cork this is a very recent disgorgement. Love it! — 3 years ago

Elise Zandbergen-Haverkamp
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Celler De Capçanes

Lasendal Barrica Montsant Garnatxa Blend 2020

MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET
9.1

#qpr crazy good #cooperative wine #garnacha #montsant — a year ago

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Rockroom Winemaking Cooperative

La Encantada Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

Drinking beautifully in 2022. A true Santa Rita Hills beauty with dark fruit and bold acidity. — 2 years ago

La Cave du Vin Blanc de Morgex et de La Salle

Valée d'Aosta Prié Blanc 2013

Alder Yarrow
9.2

Sticking with the “great wines from grapes you’ve never heard of” theme for a while longer, why not join me for a sip of this alpine gem. Grown in the northerly reaches of Italy’s Valle d’Aosta, just over the border with France and Switzerland, and in some of Europe’s highest altitude vineyards (1200 meters) this wine is made from the Prié Blanc grape. Prié Blanc is the region’s only indigenous white grape, and is rarely found within the Valle d’Aosta, let alone outside of it. Vibrating with mineral intensity, the wine tastes of green apple, lemon cucumber, dried honey, and a hint of herbs. Electric acidity and a sort of peach-pit tanginess linger in the finish. Because the region is mostly tiny growers, Cave Mont Blanc is a cooperative, and a very high-quality one at that. — 3 years ago

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Celler De Capçanes

Montsant Cabrida Garnacha 2011

Celler de Capcanes is a modern cooperative in the province of Tarragona. Founded in 1933. Aromas of hot wet bitumen road with mint, menthol, herbs. After a while in the decanter a ripe red fruited perfume and a touch of tar. No sign of raspberry which one often gets with new world Grenache. A medium to full bodied palate. The following night the palate was a little “blocky” without much nuance. I’m somewhat non-plussed for the price and reputation. 100% Garnacha; one of the 1001 Wines; approximately 3000 bottles made. Imported into Australia by the wonderfully named “The Spanish Acquisition “. Postscript: The name derives from when the vineyards were abandoned and taken over by goats (cabra means goat). — 3 years ago

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