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Champagne Louis Nicaise Rosé – Nicht nur zu Wurst gut

Es ist im Gange, das große Umdenken in Sachen Champagner. So zumindest eine zurecht unter Weinfreaks verbreitete Wunschvorstellung. Auf jeden Fall tut sich was im deutschen Handel. Denn es gibt in dieser Region über die Weine der allgemein bekannten Handelsmarken hinaus viel zu entdecken. Das magische Wort heisst Winzerchampagner. Also Champagner, der vom Weinberg bis auf die Flasche durch ein Weingut verantwortet wird. Solch einen Winzerchampagner kann man übrigens eindeutig an dem kleinen Etikett-Code “RM” erkennen, der für “Récoltant Manipulant” steht (Mehr zu dem Thema hier). Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: Chianti,France

Tuscany Blind Tasting

Finally a real blind tasting again. The last times we’ve been quite lax with our club’s rules I have to admit ;), but this evening all bottles were covered and then randomly numbered (and eventually re-mixed another time) so no bias was possible in our judgments. For this sum-up I kept the order of the tasting of course, just in case you wonder why vintages are so mixed up here. The theme was Tuscany, which includes of course the vast Chianti region, but also other famous appellation like Brunello di Montalcino for example. Generally the wines are made with the Sangiovese grape, but are most frequently combined in Cuvées with other varietals. Ok this should be enough theory! We were thirsty!

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