Dave Erickson wrote:French-speaking Italian regions are okay, yes?
Tim York wrote:Côtes du Jura Fleur de Savagnin 2001 – Domaine Labet... I would have taken the aromas on the nose for mature Chardonnay...On entry and mid-palate the Chardonnay illusion persisted as well as a caressing roundness which gave a slight impression of sweetness...
Bill Hooper wrote:David: I've seen a couple times here that you've written that you don't like Alto Adige. Why is that? I would think that a German/Austrian fan would find those wines naturally appealing.
David M. Bueker wrote:Bill Hooper wrote:David: I've seen a couple times here that you've written that you don't like Alto Adige. Why is that? I would think that a German/Austrian fan would find those wines naturally appealing.
Generally I find them to be thin versions of their Alsatian counterparts.
Bob Parsons Alberta wrote:Question, I am wondering if Valtellina (Lombardy) could qualify as a mountain wine? I have a heads up on Triacca
"The Superiore is 95% Nebbiolo. Vineyards are planted on precipitous slopes along the Adda river" quote Nicolas Belfrage.
Salil wrote:Ludwig Bindernagel is making some lovely wines right now...
2008 Les Chais du Vieux Bourg Crémant du Jura Delire des Lyres
Really nice. Fresh, pale fruit with some savoury earthy and crackery elements lifted by gentle effervescence and bright acids; very refreshing and easy to drink.
2008 Les Chais du Vieux Bourg Pinot Noir Côtes du Jura
At first it's all about pure red fruits conveyed with an incredibly delicate touch with a sense of real transparency and lightness to the flavours, but leftovers the next day become more savoury, saline and earthy, with a vivid mineral undercurrent emerging. A beautiful wine, and I'm glad I have more.
Tim York wrote:What is a mountain?
When I was a kid, I thought that a mountain had to have a pointed peak on which one could clean one's finger nails , in the way that Matterhorn looks from Zermatt. I considered that there were none in my native Britain where all the ranges have more or less rounded peaks. The Jura is similar but slightly higher with some impressive cliffs as there are also in places in the Scottish Highlands, Welsh Snowdonia and the English Lake District
Tim York wrote:I'm beginning to feel a bit lonely on this WF