søndag 14. januar 2018

Red Burgundy 2012


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Cote de Nuits -Villagees 2012, Domaine Bachelet
Mørk naturvin, jeg trodde dette var en Cote Rotie ! Grønn og stilkete, jernoksid, primær, 2004 rød burgund ? En moderne fersk stil og vinen har virkelig karakter. Men ikke for alle. 85 poeng


Gevrey Chambertin Viellles Vignes 2012, Domaine Bachelet
Lik forrige vin i stilen. Sursøt med antydning til grønn stilk. Men denne er mer strukturert og solid. "Rotdag" idag ?  87 poeng


Chambolle Musigny Cuvèe des Cigales 2012, Domaine Ponsot
Mørk Hermitageaktig frukt og faktisk ikke helt åpenbar Pinot Noir. Lukket blå frukt. Vinen må lagres. En solid vin, men er dette bra ? Ikke en elegant Chambolle.  88 poeng



ffra burgundy-report:
wines of the domaine
APPELLATIONCOLOURAREA
Bourgogne Cuvée du PinsonRed0.5 ha
Morey St.Denis Cuvée des GrivesRed0.6 ha
Gevrey-Chambertin Cuvée de l’AbeilleRed0.5 ha
Chambolle-Musigny Cuvée CigalesRed0.4 ha
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Les CharmesRed0.6 ha
Morey St.Denis 1er Cuvée des AlouettesRed1.0 ha
Morey St.Denis 1er Clos Monts LuisantsWhite0.9 ha
Charmes-Chambertin Cuvée des MerlesRed0.3 ha
Chapelle-ChambertinRed0.7 ha
Griotte-ChambertinRed0.9 ha
ChambertinRed0.2 ha
Clos St.DenisRed0.7 ha
Clos de VougeotRed0.4 ha
Clos de la RocheRed3.4 ha
Including metayage agreements, this important domaine exploits about 11 hectares that include 7 grand crus. Many village and 1er cru wines from the domaine have names related to birds and insects, as befits Laurent who, as a young boy, used to collect the poisonous snakes in the Clos de la Roche to sell to the hospital in Dijon for the production of anti-venoms.
Some appellations; Chambolle-Musigny 1er cru Charmes, Griotte-Chambertin, Clos Saint-Denis and Chambertin are farmed either under métayage agreements whereby the domaine ‘farms’ other peoples vineyards, returning one third of the bottles to the owners of the vineyards as payment. Two other appellations, Clos de Vougeot & Charmes-Chambertin are produced from a joint venture with another vine grower, working together and sharing the harvest.
Clos de la Roche Cuvée Vieilles Vignes
Domaine Ponsot is the largest owner of vines in Clos de la Roche, their first parcel was purchased in 1872, and their first estate bottling was in 1934. Laurent likes to point out that from their total 3.4 hectares they have 3 of the 4 hectares of the original plot size of the grand cru – before some other lieu-dits such as such as Fremières, Genavrières or Monts Luisants were included in the ‘extended’ Clos de la Roche. The original plot of the domaine was bought by William Ponsot was about 0.5 hectares, so for two vintages (1988 and 1989 when the vines were close to 40 years old) there was a special ‘Cuvée William’ produced in his honour only from this plot – apparently so people could have an idea of the style of wine from that time. Young vines from Clos de la Roche were blended with 1er cru 1er cru Cuvée des Alouettes, but since 1999 not. Today the vines average 58 years-old. With ‘the best’ plots in both Clos de la Roche and Clos St.Denis, Laurent is well placed to judge which vineyard produces the finest wine, and he chooses Clos de la Roche.
Clos St.Denis Cuvée Très Vieilles Vignes
Since the 1982 métayage agreement with the Mercier family, Domaine Ponsot has been responsible for a 0.7 hectare plot of vines in the heart of the original boundary of the Clos St.Denis – not just perfectly located, they are also extremely old vines – for years this was the cuvée Vieilles Vignes. As the vines were planted in 1905, the 2005 vintage (laser etched bottle instead of a label) bears the name “Cuvée du Centenaire” to celebrate those vines reaching their centenary. From 2006 the cuvée is renamed Très Vieilles Vignes. Such is the age of the vines and the selection criteria of the domaine, sometimes there is only one barrel produced e.g. 7.5 hectolitres per hectare in 2003! For me, this concentrated, darkly fruited wine is often one of the top Côte de Nuits bottles.
Chambertin 
Another wine from the contract with the Merciers. From a mix of 60+ year-old vines and replantings – only 9 rows of vines producing between 1 and 3 barrels depending on the vintage. Typically a cuvée that is more elegant than powerful, though the 2005 shows unbelievable depth.
Clos de Vougeot Cuvée Vieilles Vignes 
0.4 hectares of upper slope vines averaging 50 year-old. A joint-venture contract since 1999, when it was first bottled at the domaine.
Chapelle-Chambertin
0.7 hectares of 18 year-old vines, whose first bottling was in 1970. The vines are relatively young, and produce a wine of structure that needs some bottle age.
Griotte-Chambertin
1 hectare of average 18 years-old vines from the métayage agreement with the Merciers since 1982. The wine is always silky, but in 2005 it astounds with its serious depth.
Charmes-Chambertin
0.3 hectares of average 35 year-old vines from a parcel of vines right on the Morey border. Like the Clos de Vougeot a joint venture contract since 1999 with first bottling in the same year.
Older bottles of grand crus such as Latricières-Chambertin may be found, as from 1978 until 1994 the domaine used to ‘farm’ 0.4 hectares through a métayage agreement with Domaine Rémy of Morey St.Denis. Since 1995 this vineyard is being worked by Patrick Bize from Savigny-les-Beaune and owned by a consortium of enthusiasts. Domaine Rémy also vinify and bottle another Latricières-Chambertin.
Chambolle-Musigny 1er cru les Charmes
0.7 hectares of average 48 year-old vines locatedon top of the slope at the same level as “Les Amoureuses”. The first bottling was in 1983, as this is also part of the métayage agreement with the Merciers. Sometimes a little more depth than you expect from Charmes and often a beautiful wine.
Morey St.Denis Blanc 1er cru Clos des Monts Luisants 
Just under 1 hectare of 1911 vines planted right at the top of the slope below the ‘Chateau des Monts-Luisants’ which was built in 1852 and rather larger than your average cabotte! The Clos was bought in 1872 with a first bottling in 1934. The Clos des Monts-Luisants is a monopoly of the domaine that produces white and red 1er cru Morey and also grand cru Clos de la Roche. Since 2005 this cuvée is pure aligoté and often the last vineyard of the domaine to be harvested. This wine rarely undergoes malolactic fermentation due to the very small percentage of malic acid in the must.
Morey St.Denis 1er cru Cuvée des Alouettes
Alouettes equals Skylark. 1 hectare of average 18 year-old vines from within the 1er cru Clos des Monts Luisants, as well as from declassified juice that also (until 1998) contained fruit from young Clos de la Roche vines. Purchased in 1872, first bottled 1982.
Chambolle-Musigny Cuvée des Cigales
Cigales equals Cicada. 0.6 hectares of average 43 year-old vines that were purchased from Léni Volpato in 2001 and first bottled in 2002.
Morey St.Denis Cuvée des Grives
Grives equals Thrush. 0.5 hectares of average 33 year-old vines from a parcel bought in 1872. The first bottling was in 1960, this cuvée often conatains a mix of 1er and villages appellation wine.
Gevrey-Chambertin Cuvée de l’Abeille
l’Abeille equals Bee. 0.5 hectares of average, 43 year-old vines inherited in 1975 and first bottled in 1989. This wine comes from the lieu-dit les Epointures which located under Clos-Prieur and near Chapelle-Chambertin.
Bourgogne rouge Cuvée du Pinson
Pinson equals Finch. 1 hectare of average 33 year-old vines purchased in from Léni Volpato and first bottled in 2001. The vineyard is located within the boundaries of Chambolle-Musigny. A 0.2 hectare parcel that also came from same source has been replanted and in due course will become part of this cuvée.
Impressions of a small barrel tasting of ‘Moreys’ from 2007
Morey St.Denis Blanc 1er cru Clos des Monts Luisants: Lovely breadth that builds through the mid-palate. Mineral, with a strong length. Blind, there are a lot of red wine characteristics here – super.
Morey St.Denis 1er cru Cuvée des Alouettes: Medium, medium-plus colour with a purple rim. Deep and wide aromatics. Very round with cranberry and raspberry. Mouthfilling then narrows towards the lingering finish. Very smooth and sophisticated.
Clos St.Denis Cuvée Très Vieilles Vignes: Intense. Goes on for ever!
Clos de la Roche Cuvée Vieilles Vignes: Harvested 20th September. Versus the Clos St.Denis there is a clear extra creamy dimension, similar length and just a little more mineral structure.
Summarising
I’ve a history with the domaine’s wines that goes as far back as 1991 with the Griotte-Chambetin, but no further. There is constant negative feedback about their 1995/1996 wines and every second vintage or so people use these as a stick to beat the domaine with. I have a couple of these, but I see no point in opening them whilst other people say “yuk”.

Laurent Ponsot strongly defends his wines and questions why people would keep opening bottles and pass judgement on them before they are ready. Whilst I share this point of view, I would also be concerned that my bottles show less well than those from other producers, Laurent however, remains convinced that at 20 years old, his wines will begin to showcase their appellations and start drinking well.




Nuits St Georges  Les Vaucrains 2012, Lucien Le Moine
Rustikk Nuits, saftig med kryddertoner. Relativt moden, men den er litt ubalansert i munnen. Noe grønt og hardt som ikke er så sjarmerende. 91 poeng


Chambolle Musigny Les Charmes 2012, Lucien Le Moine
Rik og varm Grand Cru følelse. Litt mye alkohol, brenner litt i finish. Litt vanskelig i munnen og virker hardt eika. Mangler endel eleganse fra kommunen. 90 poeng


Chateau Calon Segur 1947


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Chateau Baron Pichon Longueville 1990, Pauillac
Rik, tett og en moderne vin. Opulent og tettvevet struktur. Jeg trodde denne var yngre. Men i glasset etterhvert noe sursøt og tørrer endel på finish. En solmoden og deilig vin. Men jeg synes kanskje den var litt bedre før ? 92-93 poeng


Chateau Calon Segur 1985, St. Estephe
Lys i farge, lyse bær på nesa, deilig parfymert "1985" nese. En moden og klassisk flaske Bordeaux med innslag av fioler, "lett på tå" og nesten burgunderaktig i stilen. Bra syre, vi var litt uenig om vanndighet. Men bør nok drikkes snart. 93-94 poeng


Chateau Leoville Las Cases 1985, St. Julien
Korket, ikke vurdert.


Chateau Rauzian-Gassies 1959, Margaux
Mørk mokka, lett i munnen, noen uharmonisk syrestikk. Metallisk i finish og har mistet endel frukt. Sjelden man drikker gode flasker fra dette slottet. 90 poeng


Chateau Calon Segur 1947, St. Estephe
Pen farge fremdeles med vandig kant. Litt uklar, vinen ble ikke dekantert. Tørket frukt på nesa, sursøt i munnen, kaffe og en viss energi er der fremdeles. Jeg gjettet Bordeaux 1975. Rustikk, tørrer mye på finish, jernoksid, vandig og skulle vært drukket tidligere. Drikk opp. Flere hadde denne i magnum for noen år siden og det var da en betydelig bedre vin. Spesielt var det «47-sødmen» som manglet nå. 91-93 poeng.

The winecellarinsider:
Historic records show that Calon Segur was in existence as far back as 1147, when it was owned by Monseigneur de Calon. He was an important Bishop in the community. This makes Chateau Calon Segur a contender for the oldest property in Saint Estephe. Eventually the Medoc property came to be owned by Nicolas Alexandre de Segur. Which as you can see is where the name, Calon Segur comes from. After passing through generations, the estate became the property of the famous Marquis de Segur. de Segur is an important figure in Bordeaux history, not only for his ownership of numerous top Bordeaux estates of the day, (he also owned Lafite and Latour) but de Segur is credited with uttering the words that spawned the idea behind the heart shaped logo of Calon Segur. Legend has it, de Segur is quoted as saying: “I make my wine at Lafite and Latour, but my heart is in Calon.” That famous saying lives forever on the label of Chateau Calon Segur, where the drawing of a heart is prominently featured on the logo.
Chateau Calon Segur was one of the original three Bordeaux vineyards in Saint Estephe. In 1825 Chateau Montrose was a forest parcel belonging to the Calon Segur estate. In fact, Phelan Segur was also once part of the vast Segur estate. The holdings of the powerful Segur family were so large, they included not only what later became Lafite Rothschild, but also Latour and Mouton Rothschild!
Chateau Calon Segur, The Modern Age
The first part of the modern era for Chateau Calon Segur begins in 1894 when its Left Bank vineyards were purchased by Georges Gasqueton and Charles Hanappier. The Gasqueton family managed the estate until 2012. Most recently, the figurehead of Calon Segur was the charming, albeit eccentric, Madame Denise Gasqueton. Madame Gasqueton ran the estate while marching to the beat of her own drummer until she passed away at the age of 87 in late September, 2011.
The following year, July 2012, Chateau Calon Segur was sold for 170 million Euros, which at the current exchange rate, comes close to 215 million dollars. The buyer is the large French Insurance Company, Suravenir Insurance. Jean-Pierre Moueix, the owner of Petrus and the massive negociant company Duclot, took a minority stake in Chateau Calon Segur.
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Since the new owners took over Calon Segur, they started a serious program of renovating the property with a focus on the wine making facilities. Following the trend to vinify on a parcel by parcel basis, the estate replaced their older vats with new, stainless steel tanks that vary in size and number to match all the various parcels in the large vineyard. The new tanks accompany a completely new vat room as well with everything moving completely by gravity. The new tasting room features a skylight giving it a more spacious feel, along with much better light. The renovations were completed in 2016.
More than work in the cellars was needed here. Immediately after the sale was closed, the new owners began an extensive replanting of the Calon Segur vineyard. There are numerous reasons the new owners chose to do this. They needed to increase the level of vine density and add more Cabernet Sauvignon in the vineyard. The extensive renovation of Chateau Calon Segur is expected to cost at least 20 Million Euros. One of the other changes that took place when the new owners took control was bringing in Vincent Millet as the Technical Director.
Chateau Calon Segur Vineyards, Grapes, Terroir, Winemaking
The large, 55 hectare St. Estephe Bordeaux vineyard of Calon Segur is planted to 53% Cabernet Sauvignon 38% Merlot 7% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. This shows a slight change, with a small reduction in the Cabernet Sauvignon and an increase in the Merlot. The vine density varies, but it is not as full as most vineyards in the Medoc. In fact as many as 20 hectares were in such poor condition when the property as sold in 2012, they were planted to as low as 5,900 vines per hectare. The average vine density is close to 8,000 vines per hectare today, the plan is to increase the vine density in all the plots to 10,000 plants per hectare. The goal of the new owners of Calon Segur is to decrease the percentage of the Merlot, reducing it to only 20% of the vineyard and add more Cabernet Sauvignon vines in their place. Historically speaking, this is similar to how the vineyard was planted in previous generations.
Chateau Calon Segur is one of the few walled in vineyards in the Left Bank. Calon Segur is also known as the northern most Classified Growth in Medoc. However, it’s interesting to note that the estate has two small parcels of vines that are located just outside their walled in vineyards. Those parcels are used for the Grand Vin. Much of the vineyard has a view of the Gironde, which adds to their micro-climate. The vineyard is just north of the small village of Saint Estephe. While there are slopes found here, they are slight, ranging from 2 meters up to 23 meters. The peak elevation is close to the small chapel on the property, just east of the chateau. The vineyard is divided into 3 large blocks, each of which has small hills and slopes. The smallest block, is due south of the 2 main vineyards. The 3 main blocks can be further divided into 60 different parcels. The best terroir is placed to the east, close to the chapel, with views of the Gironde.
The terroir of Calon Segur is a blend of gravel, rocks, clay, sand and limestone soils on the surface with gravel that can be as deep as 5 meters. Underneath, you find marl, clay and limestone. On average, the vines are 25 years of age. The young age is due to the replanting program. However, they have old vines, placed close to the small chapel, which range from 45-60 years of age.
The vineyard of Chateau Calon Segur remains almost exactly the same as it did at the time of the 1855 Classification. While the vineyard is large at 55 hectares, most of the time, only 50 hectares of vines are planted. This allows time for the soils to remain fallow and become revitalized. Because the vineyard is situated in the northern most part of the St. Estephe appellation, quite often, Chateau Calon Segur can have one of the coolest terroirs in the northern Medoc. Thus, they can be one of the last properties to finish harvesting, depending on the vintage. Chateau Calon Segur is also one of the most difficult estates to find as there are no signs to lead the way. Trust me on this one, as I got lost the first few times I visited the property. The previous owner was not fond of visitors.
Making the Wine of Calon Segur
To produce the wine of Chateau Calon Segur today, vinification takes place in a gleaming new, facility that was completed in 2016, after a multi year, top to bottom renovation. Now, the fermentation takes place in 70 conical shaped, stainless steel tanks that range in size from 25 hectoliters to 120 hectoliters allowing for very precise, parcel by parcel vinification. Prior to the new owners taking over the estate in 2012, the wine was aged in up to 50% new, French oak barrels for between 12 to 18 months before bottling. Today, the best vintages are now aged in 90% to 100% new, French oak barrels for up to 20 months in an effort to soften the wine while also adding more layers of more richness to the texture. Previously, the percentage of new oak was closer to 60%, on average.
Production of Chateau Calon Segur is on average, close to 20,000 cases of wine per year. There is a second wine, which was previously named Marquis de Calon. The second wine is now sold under the name of Le Marquis de Calon Segur. There is also a third wine, which is sold under 2 names, La Chapelle de Calon, and St. Estephe de Calon Segur, which is produced from vines that for the most part comes from their specific plot with more limestone in the soil. The owners control another estate, a cru bourgeois property, which is also located in the St. Estephe appellation, Capbern Gasqueton.
The best vintages of Calon Segur are: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2010, 2009, 2005, 2003, 2000, 1990, 1982, 1953, 1949, 1947, 1945, 1929 and 1928. As you can see by all the older vintages on my list, the wine of Chateau Calon Segur evolves and ages extremely well. Chateau Calon Segur is a powerful, tannic wine that in the best vintages requires more than a decade, and often 2 decades to soften and come together.
Style and Character of Calon Segur Wine
The style of Calon Segur wine until the new owners took over were masculine, sturdy, tannic, structured and traditional in its textures with a lean to a brawny of St. Estephe wine that often took more than decade or two, or longer to become civilized. Starting with the 2014 vintage, the wines have taken on a new style. Under the direction of Laurent Dufau, the wines of Calon Segur and Capbern Gasqueton are softer, lusher, riper, more forward and refined in their approach with a better purity of fruit that in my view, are dramatically better.

Pierre Boissot Meursault 2011 & 2012


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Bourgogne Chardonnay 2014, Michel Bouzereaux 
Blekgul, noe grønt og friskt, litt brent, endel alkohol, fin mineralitet, slank, lime & minty, citrus.
En ung Bourgogne Blanc. ?  Vellykket vin i en meget god årgang. 89-90 poeng

Rully Clos de Remenot 2015, Michel Briday 
Mere tropisk, rik, fet & oversjøisk. Lucien le Moine aktig i stilen. Årgangen spiller nok inn.
85-87 poeng


Meursault 2011, Pierre Boisson 
Tydelig sentralburgunder i en syrerik stil. Skarp, steinaktig, rettlinjet med citrus. Frisk stil og en typisk representant for årgangen. 92-93 poeng


Meursault 2012, Pierre Boisson 
Kanel, krydder, noe skallmaserasjon, tyggegummi og eik. Mere trøkk i smakskurven, Grand Cru aktig format, mere moden og søt frukt. 94 poeng.


Corton Charlemagne 2005, Bonneau du Martray 
Lett oksidert, uren sherry, premox. Ikke vurdert.

onsdag 10. januar 2018

Champagne Ambonnay Le bout du Clos, Jacques Selosse

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Champagne Roualet-Crochet Blanc de Noir 2008
Enkel frukt, bra syresnert, hul munnfølelse og mangler endel frukt selv i en god årgang. 86 poeng

Champagne Roualet-Crochet Blanc de Blanc 2009
Igjen enkel frukt og den blir enda mere mager i en BdB versjon. Og et dårligere år. 85 poeng

Champagne Ambonnay Le bout du Clos, Jacques Selosse
Degorgert 21.2.2014.  Tørr stil, extrem laserskarp syre. Men veldig lite sjarmerende nå. Bør lagres. Flasken burde vært dekantert ? En skjult kompleksitet merkes. 91-93 poeng

Anselmes purest expression of terroir is of course the famed Substance, a solera created in 1986. By marrying some twenty vintages, he removes vintage variation, allowing the Avize terroir to speak on its own.
His vintage Millésime does the opposite. Because it draws on the same parcels of vines each year, it is able to express, perhaps more than any other wine in Champagne, the character of the year.
As a pair, Brut Initial and Version Originale show the influence of age and terroir. Each is a blend of three vintages of Chardonnay from the same three villages: Avize, Oger and Cramant. Yet, while Initial is a blend of harvests from the mid-2000s from lower slope vines, Originale is made from older vintages and from hillside vines.
AnselmeRosé is pure, intensely mineral Chardonnay from a pair of vintages, with a small amount of still Ambonnay Pinot Noir added.

The Relentless Pursuit of Terroir

In the fall of 2010, Anselme made big news when he announced that hed be releasing a collection of six lieu-dit, or single-vineyard, wines, each promising to be the definitive expression of a noble Champagne village.
His first step was to change the name of Contraste (his solera of Aÿ Pinot Noir) to “La Côte Faron,” acknowledging its single-vineyard origins. Anselme also released “Les Carelles,” a solera of 100% Chardonnay from the village of Le Mesnil.
Subsequently, Anselme will complete this collection with his 100% Pinot Noir cuvées “Sous le Mont” and “Le Bout du Clos”from Mareuil and from Ambonnay, respectively. And for his 100% Chardonnay cuvées, Anselme will release “Les Chantereines” and “Chemin de Châlons” from Avize and from Cramant, respectively.

fredag 15. desember 2017

Barolosmaking STOCK 20. november 2017 del II

Barolosmaking STOCK 20. november 2017

CASTIGLIONE FLIGHT









Barolo Riserva Bricco Boschis V. San Guiseppe 2004, Cavallotto
Klassiske 04 årgang, sursøt, frisk, leirejord, steinete og mineralsk. Presis, stram og disiplinert, rettlinjet og kan fortsatt lagres. Denne finnes på VP fremdeles i 2010 årgangen som bør være et godt kjøp. (jeg kjøpte noen flasker etter denne smakingen) 93 poeng.

Barolo Monprivato 1996, G. Mascarello
Mørk farge med en fremdeles purpur kanting. Maskulin og typisk for årgangen. Rustikk med solide, tøffe og klassiske røffe tanniner. Men har åpnet seg endel med en pen nese som noen mente var brettomyces. Således kanskje litt atypisk for årgangen. Igjen en stor Monprivato. Som jeg synes i flere årganger gir mer enn en Monfortino. 95 poeng

Barolo 1967, Saverio Fontana
Lys farge , julebrus,roser og burgunderaktig. Elegant, pen gammeldags sødme, taper mye energi i glasset og bør drikkes. Men den var helt fin det første kvarteret. 91 poeng

Fontana består fremdeles. Fra hjemmesiden:

Cascina Fontana

Family passion

Mario Fontana ownerCascina Fontana is located in the heart of the Barolo wine zone in the small hamlet of Perno, near Monforte d’Alba and about 15 km from Alba. Here the Fontana family continue cultivating grapes and making wine as they have done for the past six generations.
Today winemaker Mario Fontana continues this tradition, overseeing the entire cycle of production, from the tending of the vineyards to the making of the wines, taking the greatest and most meticulous care at every stage of the process.
Mario and Luisa Fontana are the proprietors of 5 hectares (about 12.5 acres) of estate vineyards dedicated exclusively to the cultivation of the classic grape varieties of Le Langhe: dolcetto, barbera and nebbiolo. The vineyards are located in the best zones of production in the commune of Castiglione Falletto (vigna Valletti,cru Mariondino, vigna Villero/cru Villero e vigna del Pozzo); La Morra (vigna Gallinotto/cru Giachini); and Sinio (vigna del Castello).
Cascina Fontana is wholly traditional wine estate that respects and follows the culture, traditions and history of Le Langhe.
“My ancestors cultivated these lands before me, and thanks to their efforts, today it is my privilege to be able to produce great wines.”
history of Cascina Fontana and family

BAROLO FLIGHT








Barolo Cannubi 2001, Chiara Boschi - E. Pira 
Purpur ,endel eik, tørrer ut i finish. Moderne og ikke helt vellykket i formatet. 89 poeng

Barolo Cannubi San Lorenzo Ravera 2001, G. Rinaldi 
Rosin på nesa, oksidasjon, dårlig flaske. Ikke vurdert. 

Barolo Dal Vigneto Cannubbio 1990,  F. Rinaldi 
Cola farge, bålrøyk i en utviklet stil. Sursøt og har mistet endel frukt. Jernoksid og tørker endel ut. Således ganske typisk for årgangen. Thomas bl.a. vurderte denne høyere. 90 poeng.

Barolo 1974,  F. Rinaldi 
Cola farge, litt uklar, sursøt, jeg fikk ikke korken hel ut, måtte igjennom en sil. Tørrer ut i munnen, grei å drikke, men kanskje en ikke helt optimal flaske. 87 poeng.



Fra winespectator.com:
What's in a name? A lot, when it's the name of a vineyard. And when that vineyard is arguably the most historic in Barolo—Cannubi—there's money, history and local pride at stake.
Italy's Council of State has ruled that wines made from four vineyards neighboring Cannubi can be labeled Cannubi. The decision effectively enlarges Cannubi from 37 acres of vines to 84. The ruling has angered 11 producers who own parcels in the 37 acres and have been fighting to maintain the previous boundaries. But it's a victory for one of Barolo's larger and most historic wineries, Marchesi di Barolo.
"We are very surprised and saddened by the decision of the Council of State," said Marta Rinaldi, whose family winery Giuseppe Rinaldi owns a parcel. "It is a clear choice in favor of the commercial needs of the company Marchesi di Barolo."
No one is arguing about the historic value of the name Cannubi. The oldest record of it appearing on a wine label was 1752, before winemakers even began putting Barolo on labels. Located on a southeast-facing ridge just north of the village of Barolo, it captures morning sunshine, and Nebbiolo planted on it ripens even in challenging years. For centuries, Cannubi has been a signifier of quality, which is why wineries often wrote it on their labels even if the fruit came from the other vineyards on the ridge—Muscatel, Valletta, San Lorenzo and Boschis.
In 1995, as the appellation was delineating official vineyard boundaries, the commune of Barolo defined Cannubi as 37 acres on the heart of the ridge. But it also recommended that wines from the four neighbors, which have slightly different exposures and soils, be allowed to include Cannubi—Cannubi-Muscatel, etc. But in 2009, Ernesto Abbona, president of Marchesi di Barolo, challenged this rule, arguing that his winery and others had historically used grapes from the other vineyards in their Cannubi. Marchesi di Barolo had owned a large portion of Cannubi, but in 2008, a split among the owners led the group that held the vineyard to lease it to another winery. When the official vineyard boundaries were finally released in 2010, Cannubi had grown to 84 acres.
Eleven producers appealed, and a regional tribunal agreed with them, overturning the act. But on Oct. 3, Abbona won his appeal to the state council in Rome. "This ruling does justice to the work led by my family, which for decades has grown grapes and made Barolo produced from estate vineyards in Cannubi and was the architect of the promotion of this extraordinary hill," Abbona told Italian media.
It's unclear what further action other wineries can take. "All these producers who are upset, I understand," said Giacomo Conterno, whose winery Poderi Aldo Conterno produces its own single-vineyard wines in nearby Bussia. "They have had generations on this land. To change and suddenly say all these differences no longer exist, there is one Cannubi, maybe it's easier for marketing. But more than a century ago, they put these different names because people already understood the soil was similar but with plenty of little differences."
"I think the customers lost," said Luca Currado, of the Vietti winery and a member of the leadership committee of the regional consorzio, "because there are now Cannubi wines and secondary Cannubi wines, and now the customers will not be able to judge from the labels."

tirsdag 21. november 2017

Barolo smaking STOCK 20. november 2017 del 1


2010 & LA MORRA






Barolo 2010 Elio Altare , rik på nesa, dyp og mørk farge. En del fat fornemmes, fioler, en moderne vin i dette selskapet. 89 poeng

Barolo 2010 Roagna, mørker frukt med frisk og spenstig Serralungasyre. Mye steinfrukt og vinen bør fortsatt lagres. 92 poeng

Barolo 2010 Massolino, grove tanniner, kirschaktig på nesa, viser ørlite mere sødme enn Roagna. Denne ble luftet lengre. 91 poeng

Barolo Monfalleto 2004, Cordero di Montezemolo, klassisk og delikat 2004 frukt på nesa. Kjølig og tørr i stilen. Virker enkel, men den er kompleks i sin mineralitet og steinfrukt. Litt kort i ettersmak. 92 poeng   

Conteisa Langhe Nebbiolo 1998, Gaja mye eik, vanilje, solbær, snev av Australia, utviklet stil, men overraskende god og kjølig frukt. Selv om vinen bader i ny eik. Tørrer en del på finish. 90 poeng

In 1995 Gaja bought a propriety in La Morra. The property is 10 hectares, almost all included in the Cerequio vineyard. The winery (an obsolete building which they do not use) had a stock of older vintages. It took them a bit of time to understand what they had.

The propriety was named Gromis. The stock that was in the cellar was inspected, some vintages have not been sold because they did not like the quality, but some other vintages were very good (1970, 1982, 1989, etc) so Gaja released them with the label Barolo Gromis.

CONTESIA CEREQUIO BAROLO was the label Gaja devoted for the best Cerequio parcells (some vintages were already in the barrels at the moment of the acquisition, for example 1991 or 1993). So for those wines they took care of the last part of the ageing.

In 1996 Gaja decided to devote 4 hectars in the heart of Cerequio cru for the production of Gaja Conteisa Langhe Nebbiolo DOC which (like all of Gaja's single vineyards …Costa Russi, Sori San Lorenzo, Sori Tildin and Sperss) is a blend of Nebbiolo and Barbera, in this case 92% Nebbiolo and 8% Barbera.

The rest of the propriety was allocated to the production of Barolo Gromis.

Over the years Gromis has changed.

1. The name has been changed to Dagromis (which in Italian means "From Gromis").

2. Since 2001 the wine is produced not only with La Morra grapes but also with Serralunga grapes. Gaja family owns two proprieties in Barolo area - one in LaMorra and one in Serralunga (from which Sperss is produced). Serralunga gives quite austere and structured personality to Nebbiolo while LaMorra gives the most gentile and elegant character. Dagromis is the expression of both



Barolo Brunate 1998, Roberto Voerzio rosin og utviklet på nesa. Oksidativ og eple. Lim. Ikke vurdert.