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The New Order News Essay chenin blanc viognier the home front: I have finally recovered from the flu. I'm working on a very long article for The World of Fine Wine which ought to have been finished by now but for the flu.
As soon as I can find time, I'll be sending out my first of the New Order newsletter. This one will focus on a young grower in Vouvray. Remember to sign up for the Newsletter. I know, I know, I've been silent for ages. All the Salons in Angers, followed by the worst bout of flu I've had since the Asiatic flu in the s.
It's a long, bronchitis-filled goodbye, this flu. And, praise be, quite a few deadlines keeping me busy.
So here's my plan: I'll no longer post tasting notes on the site. I'll send them out as a Newsletter. So, if you want to get the posts, please sign up for the newsletter -- if you haven't already done so.
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I've got two coming out that you'll want to read I hope. So I'll let you know when they're hot off the presses. New posts continue under awards. Both awards on my mantel. James Beard Foundation Award January 19, Eric Nicolas, Artist-Vigneron Can wine be art?
I urge you to taste here and ask yourself that question. Eric Nicolas is an artist-vigneron in the most profound sense. Nicolas, a native of Dieppe, started his adult life working for Total France as an electrical engineer before succumbing to the desire to make wine.
Land in the Coteaux du Loir was within his means and so he and his wife Christine bought a run-down farm in the area in Today they have 13 hectares of vines, on over fifty different parcels, with different expositions and soils types presenting multiple variations on the theme of flinty clay on limestone.
Many of the vines are old — over 50 — and new plantings are made from selections Nicolas has propagated from his own vines. As of all are farmed biodynamically; yields are extremely low; harvest is by hand.
Indeed, it would be difficult to find wines more handcrafted than these. Each parcel is vinified separately though this represents an almost unthinkable amount of work and concentration; and vinification is, essentially, non-interventionist: Premices is a cuvee of Jasnieres that Nicolas launched in Intended to be his fruity, easy and early drinking Jasnieres, it comes from vines in the process of being converted to biodynamics.
Thetasted in earlywad a crystalline charmer. With 8 grams of residual sugar to balance the lively citrus zest notes and dee minerality, it was pure and fresh and easy to love. Next comes Les Rosiers, a selection of young vines from various parcels — young here meaning under 50 years old — fermented and aged in barriques on a four year rotation.
Thetasted in earlyopened with a nose recalling apple crumble.Established in , Old Ebbitt Grill is the oldest dining saloon in Washington, DC.
Across from the White House, Old Ebbitt serves American Cuisine, and offers the largest selection of oysters in DC. A look at Chenin Blanc grapes and wines through the experiences of wine drinkers.
Learn about Chenin Blanc, join discussions, write reviews, and shop a huge inventory of Chenin Blanc wines. Light yellow in color, this wine, a blend of 90% Chenin Blanc/10% Viognier, showed white peach, green apple and pink grapefruit on the nose. The mouth feel brought firm acidity as well as a touch of sweetness.
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