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Designation

: Les Choisilles
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Designation

: Auslese Goldkapsel
Revision 6: edited by sweetstuff on 1/21/2016 (view)
"Goldkapsel" is a gold cap. It is SOMETIMES used as an unofficial, internal quality level mainly for Auslese. There are many exceptions to this rule, and if you want to look foolish exclaim 'ah, a goldkap' wine for an example for which such makes absolutely no difference, as all Ausleses from that estate and vineyard have gold tops. A good example is Dönnhoff.

Auslese Goldkapsel for an estate using this designation is usually richer, sweeter, and more expensive than the ordinary version. Often it is more botrytis-affected too. The term is never mentioned on the label, but the Goldkapsule bottlings are identified by the gold cap only.

Some producers use the gold capsule as a signal of a bottle of superior quality, some not. A gold cap can mean a sweeter or a botrytis affected 'dessert' style wine here, without any claim of superior quality. Good example is Molitor (Mosel).

As a refinement on the above, for some estates there are more than one gold capsule wine in a category, such as Auslese or Eiswein or even Spätlese. When this occurs the only sure means of identification is the AP number appearing on each bottle of quality wine (Qualitätswein) since 1971. Sometimes there are long gold capsule wines (LGK for short), too, which may be difficult to distinguish except if one happens to have a sample of each type of bottle to do a direct comparison. Here too the AP number can help if you have a list of what was put out under what number.

All this happens frequently enough to make it desirable to have a list of every AP number used by every bottler in every vintage year, but as far as I know this is not available, nor is it likely to be anytime soon. Sometimes the producer website can help, and another help is often David Schildknecht when he was reviewing for the Wine Advocate, who tried to list all AP numbers where there is likely to be a need for them. I see that he has continued that policy at Vinous. jht

Designation

: Les Rivoires
Revision 1: edited by charlie11 on 1/20/2016 (view)

Designation

: Dominin
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Designation

: Zitelle
Revision 1: edited by charlie11 on 1/5/2016 (view)

Designation

: Poharnig
Revision 1: edited by charlie11 on 12/17/2015 (view)

Designation

: Czamillonberg
Revision 1: edited by charlie11 on 12/17/2015 (view)

Designation

: Edelschuh
Revision 1: edited by charlie11 on 12/17/2015 (view)

Designation

: Costa Fiore
Revision 1: edited by charlie11 on 12/3/2015 (view)

Designation

: Stony Terrace
Revision 1: edited by Black_Pine on 11/17/2015 (view)
Elevation: 217 feet
Exposure: North facing/5-10% bench
Soils: Gravel/loam
Clones: Pommard on 3309
Row Orientation: East/west
Trellising: Vertical cordon
Yield: 2-2.5 tons/acre
Signature Character: Earthy/mushroom

Designation

: River Turn
Revision 1: edited by Black_Pine on 11/17/2015 (view)
Elevation: 130 feet
Exposure: North facing/flat
Soils: Sandy/silt/loam
Clones: Pommard on 3309
Row Orientation: East/west
Trellising: Vertical cane
Yield: 2.5 tons/acre
Signature Character: Exotic/focused fruit

Designation

: Redwoods' Edge
Revision 1: edited by Black_Pine on 11/17/2015 (view)
Redwoods' Edge
Elevation: 321 feet
Exposure: North facing/ 10-20% slope/slightly shaded
Soils: Loam
Clones: Dijon 114/115 on 3309
Row Orientation: North/south
Trellising: VSP
Yield: 1.5 - 2 tons per acre
Signature Character: Perfumed, floral aromatics

Designation

: Finca Valpiedra Reserva
Revision 1: edited by charlie11 on 11/6/2015 (view)

Designation

: Sassicaia
Revision 5: edited by RichardP on 10/29/2015 (view)
In 1994, Sassicaia was granted a unique distinction of having the only DOC dedicated to a single wine (Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC). So there are two distinct, non-overlapping definitions for Sassicaia in CellarTracker:

* 1994 and younger use the Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC.
* 1993 and older are labeled simply as table wines, Vino da Tavola.

Designation

: Vigno
Revision 1: edited by pontac on 10/14/2015 (view)
Vigno - Vignadores de Carignan

VIGNO signifiies the wine is:-
-65% minimum Carignan grown in Maule Valley
-From Old Vines, min 30 years
-Dry farmed
-Bush vines
-Minimum 24 months aging in old or new barresl(or amphora) and/or bottle.

If not 100% Carignan, the others in blend must meet all the other criteria

VIGNO was founded by 12 wineries in 2010 to promote old-vine Carignan from Maule Valley

Designation

: Les Saviaux
Revision 1: edited by charlie11 on 10/14/2015 (view)

Designation

: Weißer Riesling
Revision 1: edited by jediael on 10/8/2015 (view)
Flonheim

Designation

: Feinherb LMEAAX
Revision 2: edited by sweetstuff on 9/28/2015 (view)
From a Google Translate snippet: "Transboundary wine projects make always good. The dream of peace and understanding ...

Therefore, we can think of nothing else than consent, the subject LMEAAX cross Mosel and cooperation between the sympathetic Luxembourg TV chef Lea Linster and the experimental winery Maximilian of Kunow the famous wine of Hovel in Oberemmel at Trier, where the Saar flows into the Mosel , LMEAAX = LEA and MAX. "


This experimental 'cross-river' winery, now under the tutelage of Saar Wgt von Hoevel, is the creation of Max von Kunow and Lea Linster. They have scrambled their first names to get the moniker
L E A
M A X equals LMEAXX. Did you really want to know? They also produce a Luxembourgische Sparkling Wine under the same name.jht

Designation

: Les Granges
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http://www.chinon.com/vignoble/Bernard-Baudry/vins.aspx

Sols : Parcelle située sur la commune de Cravant. Graviers et sables mélangés sur sous-sol argilo - siliceux.
Cépages : Cabernet franc.
Vignes : Parcelle de 6 hectares. Plantation : 1985 à 1988.
Vinification/Elevage : Vendange manuelle. Fermentation de 15 jours en cuves puis élevage de 7 mois. Mise en bouteille au printemps.
Caractère :" Les Granges " est un vin fruité et gourmand à déguster dans sa jeunesse. C'est une expression de Chinon souple et friand caractéristique des sols de graviers sableux.
Disponibilité : Millésime 2008 à partir de début juin 2009.
On weinlagen-info

Designation

: Saint Pierre
Revision 1: edited by charlie11 on 9/23/2015 (view)

Designation

: Les Cornuds
Revision 1: edited by charlie11 on 9/23/2015 (view)

Designation

: Reforged
Revision 1: edited by joraesque on 9/15/2015 (view)
American Strong Ale. 11.00% ABV.

Designation

: Clos Cormerais
Revision 1: edited by king-bing on 9/1/2015 (view)
The Clos Cormerais is a wood-aged wine. Grapes are harvested manually then carried to the wine cellar with much care. The pneumatic press is filled by gravity. Grapes are not crushed. The grape juice is pumped straight into barrels without any sugar and yeast addition. The barrel fermentation lasts one to two months. Half of the barrels are made of acacia, the other half of oak.

Designation

: Bergweingarten Moelleux
Revision 1: edited by charlie11 on 7/6/2015 (view)

Designation

: Carriere - Vin biologique zero sulfite ajoute
Revision 1: edited by charlie11 on 7/6/2015 (view)
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