Kapcsandy's Roberta Reserve - Behind the Bottle
“...could easily eclipse a great vintage of Petrus in a blind tasting.” Robert Parker (on the 2013 Roberta Reserve) Kapcsandy Estate was set up by the extraordinary Lou Kapcsandy, a man who has lived an eventful life prior to becoming one of Napa’s modern-day superstars. At just 17 years of age he fled Hungary during the Communist Revolution of 1956. ...
Chambolle Musigny Combe d'Orveaux: Taupenot-Merme: A Rose by any other name...
(Map reproduced from World Atlas of Wine with kind permission of Jancis Robinson MW OBE) Moving from right to left you have the three Grand Cru parts of Musigny: Le Musigny; the smaller Les Petits Musigny and then to the left a small section of Musigny divided from the 1er cru above by a low wall. This section of Musigny ...
Meet the Winemaker: Q&A with René Rostaing
Jessica Bryans interviews esteemed Côte Rôtie winemaker René Rostaing on his career and his thoughts on the Rhone Valley... Meet the Winemaker Q & A with **René Rostaing** ** **“Wine is made from grapes, not from trees!” That was how esteemed Côte Rôtie winemaker René Rostaing responded when I asked about the oak treatment in his wines during a recent visit to the ...
Rosé Season: F+R's Top Pink Picks
Every year we taste a huge range of this season's rosé releases, whittling down to the wines we believe are the ideal offering for this summer’s drinking. As the rose market becomes ever more populated with more varying styles we have outlined below two top picks that offer two very contrasting styles of rosé. Castello di Ama’s “Purple” Rose manages ...
Le Pin: A Meteoric Rise
For the latest of our series of ** producer profiles** we focus on Chateau Le Pin **one of the great names of Pomerol and one of the rarest and most expensive wines of Bordeaux and the world… Le Pin - what makes it different. Founded in 1979, Le Pin has swiftly become one of the world's most exclusive wines. To quote the WSJ: “It ...
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