2017 VdE, “Els Bassots” from Cellar Escoda-Sanahuja
This little fox has wondered far from it’s birth place to find a new clime to call home.
Bees waxy Chenin nose with a hint of herbal aromatics. This vintage shows more purity than some past ones have. The tannins are pretty gentle in the mouth with some great, refreshing acidity that this wine shares with it’s more numerous northern cousins. “GRAPE VARIETIES: Chenin
FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless Steel
MACERATION: 10 Days
AGED IN: Amphora
AGED FOR: 8 Months
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 4,500 bottles
ALTITUDE: 450 m
SOIL: Clay, Limestone
YEAR PLANTED: 1998-2000
DENSITY: 3,000 vines/hectare
No sulphites added. Unfined and Unfiltered. Els Bassots means the "basins" in Catalan as there are small ponds near the vines. The animal on the label is a fox found in the neighbouring countryside.”
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First ride of the Palate-on (Palateton? Palaton?) good times with good folks @markdcuff @thelivingvine @daniellenichs @sitevensousa @briccowinebar @jamiesonkerr @melissastunden and others whose insta handles je-naw-know. Cuz what’s more fun than riding bikes and then drinking wine? (If you’re me the answer is almost nothing). Thanks for the lovely day guys.
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It’s been the longest day, would Jacquère for a glass?
2015 Vin de Savoie Jacquère from Domaine Dupasquier. White flowers, honey and alpine herbs on a mountain breeze. In the mouth it gives the honey at the front before sliding through the mid into a more herbal realm, then finishing like licking wet rocks from the bottom of a glacial stream. A glass could be a solid start to your Summer Solstice Celebrations. On BTG.
“The conduct of the vineyard is conducted in sustainable agriculture, but without label claimed. No anti-decay or insecticide is used. All the harvest is manual as well as the elaboration of the wine. No added yeast, bacteria or enzymes. They work in whole grapes and raise the wines on lees for one year in oak barrels before bottling them. They lightly filter before bottling and work with natural cork stoppers.”
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2017 Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo Superiore from Praesidium - A.A. Ottaviano Pasquale
Sometines a light, limpid, Provençal style of Rosé just doesn’t have the stuffing to stand up to the heat of the day or your mood. In comes a wine like this, dark cherries and herbality on the nose. In the mouth it’s not going to just slide down easy, it comes with the backbone and structure to let you, and what ever food you’re eating with it, know it’s there. As it badaboom, badabings your tongue and tonsils with more sour cherry flavor you will have to be impressed at the intestinal fortitude of it’s tannic/acid structure. This might not be a rosé for the faint of palate, but it does reward those willing to look beyond it’s Rosé label and consider it a fine wine that happens to be lighter in colour. On BTG until the season finale.
“100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
Land area: 5 hectares
Location of the vineyards
Western hills of Peligna Valley, Abruzzo. 1.247feet (about 400 meters) above sea level
Soil Clayish, very rich with white calcareous stones.
Very windy with low humidity and temperatures that fluctuate widely from very hot during the day to very cold at night
Method of plant installation
Cordon and spurs
Age of vineyards 25 years, on average
Plants per hectare 4000
Grape yield per hectare
Approximately 12.125 pounds (55q)
Manual labour Winter pruning, green pruning. The grass at the base of the vines is removed manually, by using the hoe (without any weedkiller)
Treatments Copper and sulphur
Fertilizer Manure, fava bean
Harvest Occurs usually within the first 15 days of October. Grapes are harvested manually using small 20 kg (44 pounds) baskets to ensure they are not damaged upon arrival to the cellar.
Vinification Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel barrels and maceration for about 24 hours
Maturation At least 5 months in stainless steel barrels
The wine is not filtered, neither pasteurized, it only undergoes natural decantation .Sulphites are added in much lower amount than the maximum allowed from the organic certification.”
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2017 Muscadet Sèvre & Maine, “Metaphore” from Domaine Batard Langlier @batardlangelier
Rich white and yellow flower smelling sea foam tickles the sensory receptors of your olfactory bulb even as they hint at the oceans worth of minerality. A liquid pearl hits your lips, soft and round before you crunch into it revealing layers of the promised secretes of the briny depths, brought to you by the delicate hands of Poseidon’s sea nymphs. As you swallow, the great River Ocean runs refreshingly down your throat before leaving a lingering sensation to haunt you, you mariner who has lost sight of the sea and may never see it again. On BTG for all your thirst quenching needs.
“100% White Melon de Bourgogne
Yield: 50 hl /ha
partial maturation in oak barrels
Produced from the blending of several parcels on mainly siliceous clay soil over gneiss.
Pneumatic pressing following by gentle cold settling. Temperature-controlled fermentation between 16°C and 20°C in glass-lined concrete tanks.
Racking on fine lees and stirring (bringing the lees to the surface gives body to the wine and promotes the development of complex aromas).
Maturation for 20 months on lees. The wine then spends a few months in oak barrels, which imparts discreet structure and character.“ #wine #toronto #winetoronto #torontowine #winebartoronto #torontowinebar #muscadet #muscadetsèvreetmaine #melondebourgogne #domainebatardlanglier #batardlanglier #métaphore #cleancrispandminerally #spiritofthesea