meursault premier cru poruzots domaine henri germain

Domaine Henri Germain was established in 1973 when Henri, brother of François Germain of Château de Chorey les Beaune set out on his own. His son Jean-François is now in charge, though Henri continues in the vineyards. Most of the production comes from the premiers crus of Beaune, Meursault and Chassagne-Montrachet, including Beaune Bressandes, Meursault Perrières, and Chassagne-Montrachet les Morgeots. The Germain wines are not usually flashy, but are classic, long distance runners.

The Poruzots vineyards face south and south-east and […]

indicazione geografica tipica dolomiten gabàn diego bolognani

Diego Bolognani is a self-taught winemaker who has come to be at home with advanced technology. He makes wines with passion and skill, and is one of the most knowledgeable, committed, and respected winemakers in the Trentino Region.

Gabàn is a “cru” made from Cabernet and Merlot grapes grown in the Gabàn vineyard, located on a hill north of Trento. The vines are densely-planted at 6000 vines/hectare, and yields are extremely low. The grapes are harvested by hand, and vinified […]

aop languedoc rosé domaine magellan

When Bruno Lafon bought this old estate in the village of Magalas with his sister-in-law, Sylvie Legros, the property was a collection of run down vineyards planted with a wide variety of grapes. Lafon has transformed the vineyards, bringing his experience as an established grower in Burgundy, and now cultivates 13 varieties of vines that are best matched to the local conditions (and traditions).

The grapes for this wine include Grenaches, Syrah, Cincault, and Carginan, farmed organically and hand-harvested from all […]

vigneti delle dolomiti trias mitterberg weiß ignaz niedrist

Ignaz Niedrist produces the most sought-after wines of the Südtirol, Italy’s northernmost fine wine zone. He farms just over twelve acres of land, and produces fewer than 1800 cases. The precipitous valley of Eppan in Terlano, west of Bolzano on the Adige River, produces some of Italy’s most distinctive wines.

The Trias Mitterberg Weiß is a very limited bottling from Ignaz, produced with Chardonnay and two very distinct varieties; Petit Manseng, and Incrocio Manzoni (the two together are approximately 10% […]

wawerner ritterpfad spatlese feinherb weingut johann peter reinert

The estate has been passed directly from father to son since the first Johann Peter Reinert established it in 1813. Peter represents the fifth generation, and it is his effort over the past twenty-five years that has catapulted the estate to the front rank of producers in the Saar, despite the challenge of growing individual wines in six different villages – in more than a dozen different vineyards – that total only 4.2 hectares of vines.

The weathered blue slate of […]