Amphorae

Costador Terroirs Mediterranis

Metamorphika Amphorae Garnatxa

Russ W
9.3

Crazy good Grenache. — 13 days ago

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Clos Erasmus

Laurel Priorat Garnacha Blend 2018

A blend of younger vines, declassified Clos Erasmus and the remaining Cabernet Sauvignon. In all, 70% Garnacha, 20% Syrah and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Indigenous yeasts and matured in a combination of oak vats, concrete, used barriques and amphorae for 16 months. I’ve been somewhat leery of Priorat over the last ten or so years, largely because the wines were overblown for so many years but after getting offered this wine three years in a row, I finally took the advice of my retailer and picked up a couple of bottles. I should have picked up at least a six pack. Poured into a decanter a couple of hours prior to service. Visually, it’s quite a brilliant wine to behold. The deepest of ruby but it’s the way the light reflects off this wine that transfixes the beholder. The nose is drop dead gorgeous, redolent of red cherry fruit with the brightest, freshest of bramble fruit, underbrush, Herbs de Provence, dusty gravel road. The palate displays more cherry and bramble fruit with some Near East spices. Well endowed with structure and a texture to die for. So much verve! This is unbelievably fresh for 15%. This is a wine (and perhaps a region) that I need to pay more attention to. Paired very well with Osso Bucco and saffron risotto. Outstanding now with some air. — a month ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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Inspiring. For the same reason I do not cellar Priorat. I must defy condescending glances from winefriends 🤭🤔

Esteban Celemín

Tinajas de Albillo Real 2013

Relatively balanced and energetic organic version of a skin contact wine aged in clay amphorae. — 4 months ago

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Costador Terroirs Mediterranis

Metamorphika Amphorae Trepat

This was so much smoother than the big nose hinted at. Full bouquet! and then a mix of velvety leather and cherry. And that bottle!!! Nice. — 3 months ago

Puzelat-Bonhomme

L'Ormeau des Deux Croix Chenin Blanc 2018

Gold and slightly cloudy. Funky, yeasty, and sulphur on the nose, like sticking your nose in a barrel of lambic. There is also something savory going on. Light-bodied and tart. Apricots, grapefruit, and stone, with a short, mildly bitter finish. Fermentation in fiberglass and amphorae give this a relatively clean (i.e. no oak) profile. The tannins will catch up with you later. — a month ago

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Costador

La Fassina Trepat Pinot Noir 2014

I’ve always loved this wine-it’s an interesting varietal which does not get much press but it reminds me of my beloved Beaujolais and lighter Italian reds In some respects. That said, this particular bottle from 2014 is a bit over the hill. It threw quite a bit of sediment & was a little bit sour. Maybe better luck on day two.This maker uses amphorae quite a bit.Savio Soares importer. — 3 months ago

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Russ W

Russ W

2018 one of my faves
Peter Sultan

Peter Sultan

Yeah I think I met it’s drinking window-7 yrs is too much @Russ W

Jérôme Bretaudeau

La Justice Amphore Chardonnay

Chardonnay and savagnin from around Muscadet, aged in amphorae. Lemon oil, mineral, slight herbal (mint?), great mouthfeel, long ⚡️😋 — 4 months ago

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Bàrbara Forés

Abrisa't Terra Alta Garnatxa Blanca 2018

100% Garnacha blanca from a single plot in Gandesa, planted in the 1990s in panal (fossilized sand dunes) soils. Fermented in clay amphorae with indigenous yeasts and short skin maceration - just 5 days, as opposed to the estate’s other “brisat” wines, which macerate with their skins for 1-4 months. Aged in clay amphorae for 6 months. Aromas of tangerine, apple, white flowers and some herbal notes. Fresh, elegant, balanced. Good acidity. Long finish, with slightly bitter notes. — 11 days ago

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Amphorae

Makura Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Bombastic but balanced. Powerful nose. Brilliant dark color, long aftertaste. — 2 months ago

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Gravner

Ribolla Gialla 2010

Delectable Wine
9.4

With a stunning display, the 2010 Ribolla Gialla is deep orange and amber in color, with a seductively sweet bouquet that shows dried orange with exotic brown spice, evolving into peach, nectarine and dusty florals. While silky in texture, underlying tension builds, as a complex mix of minerals and tannins creates a tactile feel. There’s a hint of oxidation here, as is expected from this wine, while also coming across as quite savory. Hazelnut, baked apple, ginger and a hint of vanilla, but not oak, resonate on the structured finish. Tasted blind, you’d probably guess this orange wine was a red, and as such, I recommend decanting it. It also pays to mention that this improved even further on day two. The 2010 is the current release of the Ribolla Gialla. Gravner uses spontaneous fermentation in Georgian amphorae, after which the juice is further refined for another five months before being moved to large oak barrels for another six years.(Eric Guido, Vinous, January 2021)
— 3 months ago