Old School Heritage from Toro

Alejandro Fernandez began his winemaking career without any formal education. His foresight to reignite the old vineyards of Ribera del Duero has brought international fame for many in the region. The Bodegas Pesquera (1972) and Condada de Hazo (1995) aren’t small but still dwarf his 3rd estate near Zamorra in Toro. This D.O was establishedContinue reading “Old School Heritage from Toro”

Grand Cru with shell limestone

The Zieregg vineyard with its exposition and soil composition can bear fruit for some amazing white wines, that will last over a decade. Many blind tastings of mature bottlings confirm its place in the wine Olympus regardless of origin. While we did not yet meet Manfred Tement, it was his son, Armin, in charge of winemaking,Continue reading “Grand Cru with shell limestone”

Mont Ventoux Rosé

The wines from Ventoux were often disregarded as rustic, and not noteworthy when compared to nearby Southern Rhone appellations. This changed about 20 years ago, with arrival of young talent, a rise in temperatures, and improved winemaking techniques. Prior to starting at his mother’s estate in 1995, Sebastien Vicenti apprenticed under Rhône legend André BrunelContinue reading “Mont Ventoux Rosé”