Delicious! A bit different from the Eiswien and the other dessert wines we also love. A touch fresher. Would definitely get again. — a month ago
Off the truck into the freezer & into the glass. Buy a case if you can find it.
Winery notes, Based in the Rioja Alta village of Badarán, Martínez Alesanco is a truly original bodega producing tasty, characterful wine for laughably low prices. They grow all their own grapes in their home village of Badarán, one of the coldest zones of Rioja Alta. The vineyards are closer to the Sierra de la Demanda mountains, a range whose elevation and visible snow covered peaks are even more dramatic than the Sierra Cantabria range to the north. Martínez Alesanco's Rosado is made from Garnacha and white Viura grapes in a typical "clarete" style for which this river valley is justly famous (the vineyards that Muga sources for their popular rosé are not too far away). Bright red berries, juicy blood orange and ripe citrus fruit combine to produce this mouthwatering, delicious rosé. You simply must try this one. — 6 hours ago
While definitely not as concentrated as an aszu wine, still an exceptional desert wine. Delicious, crunchy stone fruits, high acidity cutting through the sugar. — 3 days ago
Jus, Marira, Adi Set21 — 21 days ago
Engaging expressive nose with lanolin, some dusty east aromas, Mandarine peel, and some green tart apple after a while.
On the palate this has some creamy texture & richness yet also racy acidity with tart lemons, lemon peel, a bit of beeswax and a salty tang towards the finish. Doesn’t have the depth or minerality of the Bomboly but this is a very good wine and drinking beautifully with 4y of age. — a month ago
Golden. Apricot, honey, ginger.
— 8 days ago
Green-hold colour. Full bodied. Lime, peach, elderflower and a hint of grass. This is extremely well-crafted. Will definitely get more of the hidden gem. — 17 days ago
Vilmart & Cie, always a favorite amongst the champagne faithful for a number of reasons, the leading one being the impeccable quality.
A clear pale gold robe. Teeny tiny persistent bubbles and terrific cream. The bouquet is highly evocative and the definition of fresh. Showing honey and white flowers up front and enswathed in citrus. Apricots and pineapples with peaches and the barest expression of banana. Quite posh and lovely.
Precision is the word of the day when dealing with these Vilmart champagnes. 70/30 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Rilly-la-Montagne from 30 year old vines. Aged 10 months in large oak casks and disgorged in September of 2018 with no malolactic fermentation. Just a touch of sweetness with a dosage of 8 g/l but you won’t even notice that as it gets air and evolves in the glass. Very lithe and graceful with toned down acidity and wonderful tension.
The palate is focused and precise, even on the second day. The dried citrus on the tongue is intense and alive. Mangoes and tangerines. Minerality and crisp apples truly shine. Long finish with a bite of spice and smoke. These are terrific and stately champagnes and I just keep going back to them over and over. For a good reason. — 6 hours ago