Olivier Riviere La Bastia 2019, one of Riojas young guns and a big part of the postmodern revolution of the region. Le Bastid is a 90% Viura, 10% Garnacha Blanca, fermented and matured in 500 liter French oak barrels.
With resemblance to a good Burgundy the wine opens up with ripe white stonefruit (plum juice, white peaches) and a lemongrass herbiness. Followed by a whiff of toast and nuts that lies over a stoney minerality. Good energy on the palate with a fresh acidity and savoury qualities on the mid palate that brings dimension and complexity through the finish.
Paired with an improvised salmon and shrimp casserole in a mushroom infused velouté topped with fried parsley and sourdough croutons.
Serve it at 10-12 degree in a burgundy glass
— 11 days ago
Excellent, burgundian thinking somehow though unabashedly tempranillo. Not modern but no old-style rusticity or VA. — 10 months ago
Goutorbe-Bouillot Reflets de Rivière Brut, Champagne. Blend of 60% Meunière, 20%Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay from vines near the village of Damery. Very traditional , fruity and complex , yet still has good acidity and freshness. I can imagine it will develop some more with age. Very enjoyable wine. Used it to wash down it a turkey burger. #champagne #frenchwhitewine #goutorbe-bouillon #villageofdamery #refletsderiviere #nicholaspearce #growerschampagne #nonvintagechampagne #champagneanytime — 2 years ago
Robe rubis foncée
Nez réduit puis tapenade fruit noire sanguin
Bouche fraîche avec peu d alcool et de la vivacité belle bouteille encore jeune — 18 days ago
Börjar bli en riktig favorit. — 9 months ago
WineText $23 7/30/3020 — 2 months ago
Better and fresher than expected after 10 years. — 7 months ago
Frenchie. Like port but with congiac — 2 years ago
Grown in the Russian River Valley which is perfectly suited for the delicate weather needed to grow perfect Pinot Noir. Tierra y Mar Is exceptional with perfectly balanced acidity notes of not Meg and clove highlight the depth and complexity of this 2015 Pinot Noir — 3 years ago