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: Pago de Valdoneje Bierzo PV
(Spain, Castilla y León, Bierzo)

Revision 1: edited by ronaldnl on 5/18/2015 (view)
http://www.vinosvaltuille.com/Docs/pago_de_valdoneje.pdf

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: Brunelli Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
(Italy, Veneto, Valpolicella, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico)

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By Brunelli Wine
Valpolicella DOC Classico
Matured in such a way as to maintain its delightful characteristics of fragrance and freshness, this youthful and immediately appealing medium-bodied wine is one of the mainstays of the Brunelli range. Its painstaking production process yields a wine that stands out for its perfectly crafted quality.

Technical Details
Type of Wine: Dry D.O.C. red
Grape Varieties: 50% Corvina, 20% Corvinone, 20% Rondinella, 10% Sangiovese.
Production Zone: San Pietro in Cariano and Pedemonte di Valpolicella.
Type of Soil: Of alluvial origin; clayey, with moderate limestone content and lots of rocks.
Training System: Trentino-type pergola with, on average, 30 year-old vines.
Yield: 10,000 kg/ha

Production Process
The grapes are harvested by hand at the beginning of October. Traditional red wine vinification lasts 8-10 days, with the must remaining in contact with the skins and pumping over being carried out on a daily basis in order to extract color. Storage takes place in stainless steel tanks and the wine is bottled during the month of March.

Tasting Note
A youthful wine, with a ruby red color with brilliant purplish highlights and a pinkish rim. It is fresh, lively and moderately tangy on the palate, with restrained alcohol and soft overlying fruit. Its tannins seem initially faintly astringent, but become velvety with time in the glass.

Serving Suggestions
With its appealing characteristics of fruitiness and freshness, it can be matched throughout a meal with dishes that are flavorful but not too elaborate: pasta, white meats and light foods in general.

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: Bodegas Protos Verdejo Rueda
(Spain, Castilla y León, Rueda)

Revision 1: edited by ronaldnl on 5/12/2015 (view)
http://www.bodegasprotos.com/en/wines/verdejo/

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: Bodegas Juan Gil Muscat Jumilla
(Spain, Murcia, Jumilla)

Revision 1: edited by ronaldnl on 5/12/2015 (view)
http://bodegasjuangil.com/en/vinos/juan-gil-moscatel-seco/

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: Benessere Moscato Blanco Moscato di Canelli Napa Valley Scintillare
(USA, California, Napa Valley, Calistoga)

Revision 1: edited by ChipGreen on 5/12/2015 (view)
Winemaking:
The grapes for the Benessere Moscato are grown on their Estate St. Helena vineyard in a block adjoining the Napa River. Proximity to the river increases humidity, favoring
the development of Botrytis cinerea, the “noble rot” that intensifies flavors and adds candied notes to the floral and tropical fruit flavors that are the hallmark of Moscato.

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: Pol Roger Champagne Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill
(France, Champagne)

Revision 2: edited by ChipGreen on 5/11/2015 (view)
Winemaker Notes:
Champagne Pol Roger created their Prestige Cuvée in homage to Sir Winston Churchill mindful of the qualities that he sought in his champagne: robustness, a full-bodied character and relative maturity.
The exact blend is a closely guarded family secret but it is undeniable that the composition would meet with the approval of the man to whom it is dedicated: “My tastes are simple, I am easily satisfied
with the best”. Pinot Noir predominates, providing structure, breadth and robustness whilst Chardonnay contributes elegance, finesse and subtlety. Composed exclusively of grapes sourced from Grand Cru
Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards which were already under vine during Churchill’s lifetime, “Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill” is only made in the very best vintages and is always released later than the
other vintage dated Champagnes from Pol Roger, marking Churchill’s appreciation for older wines.

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: Kanonkop Estate Pinotage Kadette
(South Africa, Coastal Region, Stellenbosch)

Revision 1: edited by pontac on 5/9/2015 (view)
Despite the CellarTracker name, this is not an 'estate' wine. The Kadette label now appears to be used for non-estate wines, that is wines made as Kanonkop from grapes sourced from outside the estate

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: Bodegas Paniza Viñas Viejas
(Spain)

Revision 1: edited by ronaldnl on 5/9/2015 (view)
http://www.bodegaspaniza.com/en/vino_vinasviejas_en.html

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: Di Majo Norante Aglianico Molise Contado Riserva
(Italy, Molise)

Revision 1: edited by ronaldnl on 5/9/2015 (view)
http://www.dimajonorante.com/images/stories/schede_EN/scheda_contado_EN.pdf

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: Borgo Salcetino Rossole Toscana IGT
(Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)

Revision 1: edited by ronaldnl on 5/9/2015 (view)
http://www.livon.it/eng/salcetino/rossole.htm

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: Argiolas Monica di Sardegna Perdera
(Italy, Sardinia, Monica di Sardegna)

Revision 1: edited by ronaldnl on 5/9/2015 (view)
http://www.argiolas.it/media/default/0/49553403674050/perdera.pdf

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: Argiolas Nuragus di Cagliari S'elegas
(Italy, Sardinia, Nuragus di Cagliari)

Revision 1: edited by ronaldnl on 5/9/2015 (view)
http://www.argiolas.it/media/default/0/86883846229408/selegas.pdf

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: Livio Felluga Collio illivio
(Italy, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Collio)

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: Argyros Estate
(Greece, Aegean, Cyclades, Santorini)

Revision 1: edited by SAND on 4/21/2015 (view)
The "Estate Argyros" Assyrtiko is from selected parcels and is different from the ordinary "Argyros" Assyrtiko, according to the home page of the producer, Estate I&M Argyros, which describes the "Estate Argyros" Assyrtiko as follows:
In the last decade of the previous century, a type of dry white wine started to evolve in the viticultural area of Santorini, as a result of modern technology and know-how. Estate Argyros was one of the leading wineries of this new trend. It is made by 100% Assyrtiko variety, but the grapes are chosen from the oldest part of the vineyard with an average age 150 years-old.
Vinification: Typical white vinification. 20% ageing in French oak barrels of 500l for 6 months
Alcohol: 13.0% vol.
Total acidity: 7.1 g/l
Ageing capacity: 6-8 years

(www.estate-argyros.com/Estate-Argyros-Santorini.html)

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: Olivier Horiot Rosé des Riceys En Valingrain
(France, Champagne, Rosé des Riceys)

Revision 2: edited by SteveG on 4/17/2015 (view)
USA distributor Dressner's elaborate and pictorial write-up at this link:

http://louisdressner.com/mpdf/Horiot/
(while undoubtedly copyrighted and "promotional", it is IMO very informative and I provide only the publicly available link, not the actual copyrighted material)

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: J. Bookwalter Scarlet Hexflame Conner Lee Vineyard
(USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)

Revision 1: edited by ChipGreen on 4/14/2015 (view)
"I recognize that this name is a wide departure from our typical “lit themed names” but this one has a special story behind it. Our youngest daughter Jessa, whom many of you have had the chance to meet at the Winery and is quite the pistol, created this name as a password to one of her on-line games she enjoys playing. When she shared this name with me over a year ago, I knew immediately it needed to be the name of one of our wines and I thought the perfect match for this alluring character would be a Rosé." - John Bookwalter

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: Four Roses Distillery Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 50 percent/vol; 100 proof, AN 50-45
(USA, Kentucky)

Revision 2: edited by sweetstuff on 4/13/2015 (view)
Current Four Roses Straight Bourbons sold in the USA are designated as 'Single Barrrel" amd "Small Batch'. There is a difference in the mash bills, consisting mostly in the amount of rye influence. Interestingly, they are 5 percent malt. The former are much higher in rye than the latter. Balance is corn. There is an emphasis on proprietary yeasts. The Small Batch is a blend of ten different recipes with the main difference being in the yeast employment. This is, in one sense, though a Straight Whisky, it uses the resources of blending, being straight but the result of the bleinding of these 10 styles. The Single Barrel uses only one high rye bill and only one yeast type, presumably resulting in a more distinct whisky, intended for the neat drinker.

The resurrection of Straight Four Roses, a historic product, after the ravages of 20th century on the distilling industry, is one of the more interesting stories in the current whisky world. jht

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: Goulart Malbec G de Goulart
(Argentina, Mendoza, Lujan de Cuyo)

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G de Goulart Malbec 2013
A malbec é a uva tinta mais cultivada na Argentina e seu sucesso é garantido no mundo todo. O exemplar desta seleção é produzido em Luján de Cuyo que, além de possuir elevada amplitude térmica, com temperaturas variando normalmente entre -5°C e 38°C, também foi a primeira DOC (Denominação de Origem Controlada) na Argentina e a primeira denominação a ser reconhecida em toda a América do Sul.

Sommelier Wine
Este tinto 100% malbec possui aromas de cerejas e morangos frescos, com toque de pimenta e em boca exibe fruta fresca, toque amadeirado e taninos macios. O G de Goulart Malbec 2013 tem seu rótulo repleto de história, e foi a primeira vez que nosso Winehunter Vicente elaborou o rótulo da garrafa junto com a Erika, a proprietária da Bodega.

Harmonização
Empanada de carne, pizza marguerita, alcatra assada com legumes, arroz carreteiro, mix de frios e embutidos e risoto de bacon com tomate seco.

Ficha técnica
Safra: 2013Conteúdo: 750mlTipo: Tinto
13.9 %
Luján de Cuyo, Argentina
Malbec (100%)
4 meses em barricas de carvalho
5 anos
Rubi intenso.
Seco, com fruta fresca, toque amadeirado, taninos macios e redondos.
Cereja e morango frescos, com toque de pimenta e nuance mineral.
15 ºC

From wine.com.br

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: Goulart Bonarda G de Goulart
(Argentina, Mendoza, Lujan de Cuyo)

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G de Goulart Bonarda 2013
A uva bonarda é a estrela deste vinho, que aparece pela primeira vez em uma seleção do ClubeW One. Antes da chegada da francesa malbec em solo argentino, era a responsável por grande parte da produção de tintos do país. Atualmente, segue como a segunda tinta mais cultivada e, nesse exemplar possui aroma frutado, agradável toque de especiarias e taninos aliados ao frescor.

Sommelier Wine
No olfato predominam frutas vermelhas frescas, como cereja, amora e atraente toque de especiarias. Em boca é frutado, equilibrado, com taninos firmes e bom frescor. G de Goulart Bonarda 2013 é elaborado 100% com a uva bonarda, uma tinta clássica argentina, que neste rótulo possui vivacidade e sabor equilibrado.

Harmonização
Penne ao molho de linguiça, bruschetta de cogumelos, risole de queijo, lasanha gratinada, maminha na brasa com purê de mandioquinha e tomate recheado com carne moída.


Ficha técnica
Safra: 2013
Conteúdo: 750ml
Tipo: Tinto
13.8 %
Luján de Cuyo, Argentina
Bonarda (100%)
4 meses em barricas de carvalho
5 anos
Rubi intenso com tons violetas.
Seco, frutado, equilibrado, com taninos firmes e bom frescor.
Cereja e amora frescas, com intenso e toque de especiarias.
15 ºC

from wine.com.br

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: BK Wines Syrah Cult Single Vineyard Lobethal
(Australia, South Australia, Mount Lofty Ranges, Adelaide Hills)

Revision 2: edited by joraesque on 4/9/2015 (view)
‘Cult’ is not Brendon’s way of marketing, rather it is a nickname of the ‘Coulter Vineyard’ from which the prized fruit hails. Situated at 1,300 feet in the Lobethal zone and organically farmed, the ‘Coulter Vineyard’ was made famous by Henschke for its Sauvignon Blanc. The fruit is handpicked much earlier than the other tenants of this site. In vintages past Brendon has fermented a portion of the fruit whole cluster and in 2012 entirely destemmed. 2013 reintroduced a bit of stem inclusion as 10% of the total ferment was whole bunch.

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: Gran Legado Brut Charmat
(Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Serra Gaúcha, Vale dos Vinhedos)

Revision 2: edited by estevaoe on 4/6/2015 (view)
DESCRIÇÃO
Degustação: Apresenta coloração amarelo palha com reflexos cristalinos. Intensas e finas borbulhas. No aroma apresenta-se intenso, com notas de frutos frescos e flores brancas. No paladar apresenta-se elegante, com ataque levemente ácido, evoluindo para uma final de boca pleno, longo e marcante. Notas finais lembrando frutos cítricos.

Variedades: Chardonnay / Riesling Itálico / Merlot

Processo: Charmat
Vinho base elaborado pelo processo clássico, com prensagem direta da uva. Após etapas de assemblage e estabilização, tomada de espuma pelo processo charmat (refermentação em auto-claves). Maturação, estabilização e filtração. Envase, vedação e rotulagem.

Vinhedos: Localizados na propriedade (Wine Park), município de Garibaldi / Serra Gaúcha. Conduzidos em sistema espeladeira, com produtividade máxima de 8.000 Kg/ha.

TEMPERATURA
3 a 5°C

GRADUAÇÃO ALCOÓLICA
12%

http://www.granlegado.com.br/produto-detalhe/espumantes/gran-legado-brut-charmat-750-m

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: Marie-Pierre Manciat Mâcon Les Morizottes
(France, Burgundy, Mâconnais, Mâcon)

Revision 1: edited by mtwehr on 4/6/2015 (view)
http://www.shiverick.com/#!marie-pierre-manciat/cnpe [wholesaler site]

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: Klumpp Unteröwisheimer Kirchberg Cuvée M
(Germany, Baden)

Revision 1: edited by Gurthark on 4/4/2015 (view)
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Merlot (30%), Cabernet Franc (20%)

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: Peter Michael Chardonnay Cuvée Indigene
(USA, California, Sonoma County, Knights Valley)

Revision 2: edited by MystMrQ on 4/1/2015 (view)
From the Winemaker: Cuvée Indigène Estate Chardonnay. Produced since 1988, Cuvée Indigène is the winemaker’s barrel selection focused on the power, finesse and nuance that Chardonnay can display. The name translates to the “indigenous blend.” In the early days of the winery, only a fraction of our production was fermented using the yeast occurring naturally on the grapes, with no commercial yeast.

This meticulous barrel selection represents a study in the power and finesse of Chardonnay. It is drawn from the best barrels of Old Wente clone meticulously selected by our winemaker for their distinctive flavor profile. Cuvée Indigène is an example of artisanal winemaking at its finest.

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: Bodegas Lavia Bullas Lavia +
(Spain, Murcia, Bullas)

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Notes on the Molino Y Lagares Lavia Plus
Molino y Lagares is a small winery located in the area called Venta del Pino with a beautiful landscape and a long tradition in vine growing. The Molino y Lagares Project was conceived in 2003 when a group a wine lovers joined to create a winery with the main aim of producing quality wines from their own vineyards grown beside the winery in an organic way. Molino y Lagares is centered in the indigenous grape variety of the Bullas area, the Monastrell. There is also little of the Syrah variety, used with the Monastrell for one of the wine lines. Soils are composed of clay, slime, gravel and pebbles. In spite of their organic poorness, they are deep and permeable. Climate is Mediterranean with continental influences as the mountains surround the vineyards. Altitude is over 800 meters above sea level, winters are cold, rainfall is scarce and summers are hot but with cool nights. All this favors the natural rhythm of development and ripening of the grapes.
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