Domaine du Mortier (Loire)

Fabien Boisard Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil (Loire) I met Fabien Boisard a year ago in a tasting event in Paris and I was impressed at the time by the range of true, unfiltered wines made from organic vineyards. Fabien and his brother Cyril...

Minervois La Livinière (Languedoc)

Minervois la Livinière - valley Narbonne, Languedoc The second day of our press trip was devoted to the Appellation communale Minervois La Livinière, also one of the exclusive high-end AOCs of Languedoc, which they call the 1er Cru du Languedoc....

Corbières Boutenac (Languedoc)

Chapelle Saint Simeon Narbonne, Languedoc The Languedoc region has so many different appellations and terroirs that it's not fair when we just refer to one of its wines by the generic term Languedoc. I was invited to a press trip...

Kenji & Mai Hodgson (Anjou, Loire)

Kenji & Mai in their vatroom Rablay sur Layon, Anjou (Loire) Kenji & Mai Hodgson (see profile made a few years ago) have moved yet again and settled in this house that is now their own and where they'll also...

Lagar da Condesa, A Rias Baixas Winery

An Albariñ wine from Lagar da Condesa

Earlier this year, we attended a Rias Baixas wine tasting just outside of Washington, DC. Numerous wines from this region of Spain were available to taste including one wine from Lagar da Condesa winery which grows only the Albariño grape variety. The Lagar da Condesa winery in Pontevedra, Spain is located in the Rias Baixas region. The winery is a member of the Gil Family Estates wineries. The small, relatively new winery, dates back to 2013. It is located in the Arcos da Condesa area. The winery itself is built of granite. The

Rias Baixas wines at a wine tasting earlier this year

structure is considered to be a typical Pazos (manor house) in the Galicia region. The Lagar Da Condesa 2015 wine was produced with a combination of stainless steel fermentation and French oak fermentation. This wine with 12% alchohol retails for a ...