We have tasted worldwide 5 wines, so I guess 5 conclusions would suffice: This was one helluffa great experience Funtastic diversity (as well in styles as price brackets) Languedoc-Roussillon rocks (at least most of this selection ) Sud de France has made a showcase of how an umbrella organization can make an unforgettable event Wine [...]
Very expressive nose with a lot of grapey aromas followed by roses. Followed by some lychee and citrusfruits. Hell yeah, this is what I expect from a VDN (“Vin Doux Naturel” = a wine fortified with alcohol in order to keep some sugar and sweetness in the wine) muscat wine: no detour just straight seduction! [...]
An intense ruby red in the glass. The first sniff is very seductive: ripe black fruits with blackcurrants and blackberries in front and smoky aromas of the wood ripening. After a while those typical spicy notes free up: mint, lavender and rosemary tickle my nose. These makes me think about a warm lazy afternoon in [...]
A very commercial look with a transparent label and some butterflies lingering on the bottle. Not the type of label that would attract this guy but I could imagine that a lot of people dig such a kind of bottle. The color is a nice pink and this is were the transparent label gets his [...]
A first sniffy sniff and you note that we are playing in the premier league (that league of French barriques): a medium expressive nose with lime and grapefruit on the foreground and a hint of nuts roasted in butter. Everything backboned by some wood: toasty notes and a trace of vanilla. After walsing the nose [...]
Let’s kick of with some bubbly stuff. Nothing better to sharpen your hunger than a glass of sparkling wine. We have here a Crémant de Limoux. According to the AOC/AOP regulations such a crémant should be composed as follows: chardonnay (40% minimum) – chenin (20% minimum) – chardonnay + chenin (90% maximum). Secondary grapes: mauzac [...]
Sud de France Synchronized Worldwide Tasting, counting down! Start as of 11.00 am. I will be posting every half an hour a tasting note. So stay tuned and enjoy!