No. 14: June 2014
The Wine Recommendations
2010 Le Grand Clos
|Where||Bourgueil, Loire Valley, France|
Note to self: buy more Amirault and lay down. I’m struck by its age worthiness, knit and powdery tannin. The grapes are farmed from three different soil types. There has been a slight increase in SO2 addition as the domaine feels they were too low in the past. Stash this away for twenty years.
|Where||Langhe, Piemonte, Italy|
I visited this property back in 2002, at that time it was one of the few organic properties in Barbaresco. The family is old-fashioned and that’s the way the wines are made as well. Here’s a nebbiolo with a touch of cumin seed and raspberry coated licorice.