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Anjou producer faces jail for protest labels

13/10/2011 Jozef Schildermans 0

Olivier Cousin, a small biodynamic wine producer in the AOC Anjou in the French Loire area, faces a sentence of two years because he labeled one of his wines incorrectly out of protest. Cousin left the AOC in 2005 and his wines have since been released as Vin de Table (VDT). He left the AOC in protest because the rules are too lax and for example allowed producers in the warm 2003 vintage to both acidify and chaptalize (add sugar to) their wines. But > Read more …

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2007 Domaine des Rouesses Quincy Les Rouesses

05/06/2009 Jozef Schildermans 0

2007 Domaine des Rouesses Quincy Les Rouesses – France, Loire Valley, Upper Loire, Quincy (5/21/2009) Honey, flowers and ripe yellow fruit in the enjoyable, fruit-driven nose. Ripe fruit, spicy honey, a hint of slate and refreshing citruslike acidity on the palate. Good qpr. (88 pts.)

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Didier Dagueneau Dies In Flying Accident

18/09/2008 Jozef Schildermans 0

Didier Dagueneau, according to many one of the best winemakers from the Loire, died yesterday in a flying accident. He was 52 years old. Dagueneau was worldrenowned for his white Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé. Yesterday, his microlite stalled and plunged to the ground in the French Dordogne. One other person was seriously wounded in the accident. Dagueneau was known as > Read more …

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Domaine Fouquet -Bonnet Vouvray Sec 2006

15/09/2007 Jozef Schildermans 0

2005 Domaine Fouquet Bonnet Vouvray Sec – France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray (9/15/2007)The nose is rather closed, with a hint of honey and a slight touch of wood. Rather direct on the palate, but very enjoyable, not too sweet, good acidity, nice fruit, some honey, glycerol, and a touch of spicy wood. Good qpr. (88 pts.) Eerder gesloten neus met > Read more …

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Domaine Reverdy Sancerre Vielles Vignes Chène Marchand 2005

18/04/2007 Jozef Schildermans 0

2005 Domaine Reverdy Sancerre Vielles Vignes Chène Marchand – France, Loire Valley, Upper Loire, Sancerre (4/13/2007)Slightly lactic nose dominated by ripe (melon) fruit. On the palate ripe yellow fruit, orange peel, honey, citrus, … fairly ripe and big for a Sancerre, maybe lacking somewhat in acidity, however the acidity is there but is overshadowed by the ripe fruit. (90 pts.) > Read more …

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Cave de Pouilly sur Loire Pouilly-Fumé Cuve no 54 2005

08/02/2007 Jozef Schildermans 0

2005 Cave de Pouilly sur Loire Pouilly-Fumé Cuve no 54 – Terroir de Marnes et Calcaires – France, Loire Valley, Upper Loire, Pouilly-Fumé (2/4/2007)Nice minerals-dominated nose with a hint of ripe yellow fruit and apple fruit. Balanced palate with racing acidity, minerals, citrus peel, ripe fruit, and a long aftertaste with a hint of bitter and sweetness. (88 pts.) Mooie > Read more …

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Zoete wijnen uit Touraine (Loire) voortaan zonder toevoeging van suiker

16/01/2006 Jozef Schildermans 0

Vouvray en Montlouis-sur-Loire, de zoete witte wijnen uit Touraine in de Franse Loire-vallei, zullen voortaan worden geproduceerd zonder Chaptalisation (toevoeging van suiker). Het INAO is bezig met het herschrijven van alle Franse AOC-regels. Onder druk van de betere producenten uit Vouvray en Montlouis-sur-Loire wordt chaptalisatie voortaan verboden. Het was de betere producenten al langer een doorn in het oog dat > Read more …

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Dossier France Other Areas

08/03/2001 Jozef Schildermans 0

Tasting notes on French wines from other regions than Bordeaux or Bourgogne. For Bordeaux see Dossier Bordeaux. For Bourgogne read Dossier Bourgogne. Dossier: Domaine Charvin verticale proeverij (“Châteauneuf-du-Pape”) Wijnen: Champagne – Alsace– Loire – Rhône – Southern France – Others – Older wines Champagne Dom Perignon 1990 Eindejaarsbubbels uit Champagne (2002) Jean Charles Milan Grand Cru Reserve Brut Champagne Elzas > Read more …