Rangen de Thann Grand Cru
Following our masterclass with Olivier Humbrecht MW and tasting through his extraordinary collection, we haven't been able to forget the wines from the Grand Cru vineyard of Rangen de Thann. These are wines that are overwhelmingly dominated by their terroir, with an abundance of mineral tones over and above fruit-forward flavours. Decanter’s Andrew Jefford describes the Rangen vineyard as "the ...
Brunello di Montalcino: 2010 Riserva and 2011 Preview
FINE+RARE buyer Jessica Bryans shares her guide to buying and tasting upcoming releases from Brunello di Montalcino: the 2011s and 2010 Riservas... Carlo Ferrini’s Sangiovese vineyards I’ve got Brunello on the brain. Among the many fantastic insights from my recent Tuscany Wine tour – from touring the vines with Gianfranco Soldera to tasting Chianti Classico at Felsina – one of the ...
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. ...
Focus On: Penfolds Grange
A “Heritage Icon” of the Fine Wine World First made in 1951, Penfolds Grange has risen to the top of the fine wine world to become one of the most famous labels there is. It is so revered in its home country that the South Australian National Trust has it listed as a Heritage Icon. A Barossa Shiraz that single-handedly ...
'Natural', Biodynamic, Organic - is tradition always best?
The first evidence of wine production was in Georgia around 7000BC and domestication of vines occurred around 3000BC. Wine was a natural, simple product: grapes that were pressed and fermented – a true expression of the terroir and the creator’s expertise. But does tradition make better wine? Or is this a romantic notion of turning back the clock to a ...
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