New Zealand's modern wine industry began in Marlborough in the 1970s with growers planting Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir vines in the southern Wairau Valley. Nowadays, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir are world famous and the Wairau Valley is home to some of New Zealand's most famous producers. One of these early growers was the Rose family who planted their estate vineyards on the banks of the Wairau River.
"The Wairau Valley is one of three zones – along with the Southern Valleys and the Awatere Valley – which make up the heartland of New Zealand's Marlborough wine region. It accounts for approximately 45 percent of plantings within the wider region. It is a wide river valley that follows the Wairau River from the Spenser Mountains in the west to the Pacific at Cloudy Bay. The Richmond Mountains in the north separate it from the sunny region of Nelson, ...
As Beautiful an Expression of Sangiovese as Brunello
Gabriele Succi - In the Vineyards So Much, It's Unclear if He Owns a House - A True Master Winemaker - Blazing a Trail in Brunello's Northern Shadow
2013 Costa Archi Riserva - The Naked Soul of Sangiovese - Like Really, Really Well Made, Incredibly Balanced Brunello - Densely Packed Nose: Terrific Spice - Powerful, Dnse on the Palate: Chocolate, Dark Cherries - Amazing Freshness and Balance - Long, Spicy, Licorice Finish - Amazing Structure - Built to Last
Every new popular region at one point made blah mediocre wines.
And all of those regions had one trailblazer who figured out how to make great wines.
And in Emilia Romagna, that winemaker is Gabriele Succi.
His wines hit the list about a year ago and I've been getting incredible feedback from the list. It's
almost impossible to get Brunello ...
How one creamy, peppery salad dressing became America’s favorite flavor.
I've Been Going On and On and On About Alto PiemonteI've Been Banging the Drum about Podere ai Vailloni
And Now the Secret Is Out
The Latest in a Long List of Our Wines to Hit it Big
2010 Podere Ai Valloni Boca "Vigna Cristiana" - Stunning Refinement - Nose: Crazy Intense Roses, Massive Cherries, Minerals and Cooling Blue Fruits - So Layered - 2010 Ripe, Juicy Fruit to Go with the Aromatics - Roses Galore on the Palate - Absolute Magic
One thing about our Alto Piemonte portfolio is for some reason up until now we never got reviewed
by anybody. It's ok. It was the same way with German Spätburgunder and Martin Müllen and Andi Schneider. Then the reviews came in and many of those wines are highly allocated now. Well, I am thrilled and giddy and dancing in my apartment right now as we got our ...
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