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Vinocamp: Weltreise der Schaumweine

Champagner- und Schaumweinexperte Boris Maskow führte uns bei einer der letzten Vinocamp Sessions durch die globale Vielfalt der Schaumweine. Die Probe hat einerseits gezeigt, wie groß die Vielfalt der Rebsorten und Stilistiken bei der Herstellung von Schaumwein ist, andererseits aber auch, dass es immer öfter gelingt, auch in entfernten Gebieten dem oft gesuchten Stil der Champagne näher zu kommen. Doch richtig ist auch, dass sich viele Schaumwein-Appelationen mit Hilfe der Champagner Methode zu einer ganz eigenen regionalen Identität finden. Man denke hierbei an die vielen immer besser werdenden Riesling-Sekte.

Hier ein Schnelldurchgang der probierten Schaumweine – leider sind meine Notizen dazu mal wieder etwas knapp geraten, jedoch kann man gut erkennen, dass es eine große Vielfalt gibt! Read the rest of this entry »

ProWein 2013: Messe-Schnipsel

Die Prowein: Verkostungszonen, Weindiagramme, Expertisen, Hallen, Hallen, Hallen voll mit Wein. Der Overkill an Eindrücken. Aber es hat viel Spaß gemacht. Ein paar wenige gemischte Eindrücke habe ich hier gesammelt: Read the rest of this entry »

French and Greek Côte-Rôtie side by side

I was looking forward to this comparison for a few months now. A bottle of 2005 Côte-Rôtie Brune et Blonde by Guigal was lying in my cellar for longer. A few months ago, as I discovered a Greek wine shop in Frankfurt, I stumbled upon this other bottle, a 2007 Syrah named Evangelo by Domaine Gerovassiliou. The shop owner explained that this wine is supposed to represent a Greek kind of Côte Rôtie, as it is made exactly with the same methods and even uses 8% ( double the amount compared to the Guigal!) of the white grape Viognier within the wine – a common thing in the Northern Rhône to stabilize color, add acidity and flavor to the wine. And as both wines even are in the same high price class (around 40 Euro), I thought this could only be an interesting showdown. Read the rest of this entry »

2004 Trilogia, Christos Kokkalis, Peloponese – Bordeaux from Greece?

Christos Kokkalis doesn’t need to be introduced anymore. Well, at least not in Germany where the Greek once lived and worked as a pharmacist. When he started his ambitious wine venture in the Peloponese region of Greece. Germany  most naturally became his primary market for selling his wines. For those who do not live in Germany: Kokkalis started his winery in the 1990’s with the goal of creating a high-end Cabernet-Sauvignon from Greece that could rival the best French growths. His wine named Trilogia first came out in 1997 and soon earned lots of praise from the press and the wine-scene. His second wine Movia is a cuvée of Cabernet and Agiorgitiko, a Greek varietal. As a third wine, Kokkalis now produces a 100% Syrah. Read the rest of this entry »

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1968 Mavrodaphne “Imperial”, Achaia Clauss, Patras, Greece

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Ok, now this one’s a special bottle. Not because it was an expensive gift or a particular finding. Simply because it’s a bottle that has just been there in our cellar, like forever. I guess my parents have once received it as a gift and just put it on a shelve. And myself, since I’ve been of “legal age” have simply been staring at that bottle as if it was some kind of perished ancient relict from a time when all wines were made to get an instant headache. Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: Greece

Freestyle Half Double Blind Tasting with Friends

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Last weekend was awesome! Together with some friends I was lucky to be welcomed by Didier from Vimpressionistes in a cosy holiday appartment in the beautiful village of Château Chalon in the Jura region of Eastern France. First of all, to finally meet his beautiful baby-daughter but of course also to indulge a memorable blindtasting.
But don’t expect a Vin Jaune or Savagnin tasting here. That evening was entirely devoted to Read the rest of this entry »

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