Solero method. Amazing depth and fruit. Bought at source, consumed in the UK. — 16 days ago
2016 Sparkling Pinot Gris orange wine.
Ryan, yes, more please and thank you!
A fan of the orange Pinot Gris, geeked to of received an email regarding the release of a personal winemaker stash of sparkling orange Pinot Gris.
“To quickly explain, an “orange wine” is made from white grapes, but instead of pressing the white grapes and discarding the skins like normal white wine production, they are kept in contact (just like red wine production) with the juice for 21 days extracting the orange of color. For fun, I produced a small personal batch that was made like a traditional method champagne. Perhaps the only one of its kind.
I hope you enjoy!
Perfect amount of bubbles, lightly carbonated, any more and it would of been a bit rough.
— a month ago
So much mineral complexity here. The chalky/wet stone character drives everything. Beneath ample red currant, green plum, and asian pear. Apple blossoms, something so pleasantly herbal, almost talcum like for me but more alluring. Can sense the warmth of the terroir, but not lacking spine or cut. Pure, clean, beautifully made, not easy to achieve given the method in the cellar. ~40 PM 30 PN 30 CH, 2016 base (L.BC16), 3/2019 disgorgement. Lovely paired with pasta w/ key shrimp, trout, dried tomatoes, saffron and tarragon. — 2 months ago
Castello di Amorosa Sprumante del Castello Brut 2017 Napa Valley, California
Pale lemon in color with a light golden hue.
Soft nose of citrus, lemons, apples, pears, yeast, white pepper, minerals and light spices.
Full bodied with medium plus acidity and small bubbles.
Dry on the palate with lemons, citrus, green apples, minerals, bread, spices, light yeast and white pepper.
Tangy finish with spices and limes.
This is a great Vintage sparkling wine from Napa Valley. Easy drinking with a nice mouthfeel. Shows nice complexity, once it opens up.
Would be nice to revisit it in 5 years. Will age nicely in the next 5 to 10 years.
Needs an hour of airtime to open up properly. As it opens up, more bread and yeast notes show up. Reminds me of a good quality Champagne.
Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a smoked salmon with heirloom tomatoes, yolk dust and crispy capers.
A blend of 73% Chardonnay and 27% Pinot Noir. Made in the traditional method.
12.5% alcohol by volume.
$49. — 3 days ago
Barnyard, wet grass nose. Brambly blackberry, white pepper. Silky. — 2 months ago
Cider made by traditional method. A blend of apples, elderflower and Kerner grapes.
Fresh, crispy and floral.
Perfect for aperitif or cocktails. — 2 months ago
This is a blended ale, blending in the solera method, sour blond and sour Qaud across five vintages then aged in bourbon barrels. 13.7, but doesn’t taste it. Intense beer. Very sweet and sour. Soy sauce, Figs. -oak syrup. Fantastic beer but definitely needs to be shared. — 2 months ago
And now we come to an absolute banger. A shimmering lemon gold color with fine bubbles and innate creaminess. The nose is outstanding and explodes with a burst of orchard fruits and dainty white flowers. Grapefruit and oranges combine with a hint of smoke and honeycomb. As it matures over time notes of subtle yeast and a dash of cinnamon spice. Phenomenal.
Solera method. Perpetual reserve wines. Beautifully crazy stuff. With the incorporation of reserve wines starting from 2003, there is an added touch of brilliance and purity here. The master of Meunier, Cedric Moussé, adds 20% Pinot Noir to the mix here and this is a champagne that sings. Late disgorgement with no dosage and it’s truly not needed.
Terrific acid and structure leading to the palate which envelopes you with wonderful fruit. Cherries, melon, and more grapefruits star with nutty goodness. A serious champagne with a playful nature. Absolutely stellar. — a month ago
La Raia (Gavi) is delicious. Clean, yet complex. The flavor is enhanced as it warms a little. It is organic and made with the biodynamic method, which comes through in the clean taste. — a month ago
Complex and elegant Belgian Sparkling wine made by traditional method.
Chardonnay and Pinot noir for an intense explosion of flavours and aromas. — 2 months ago