Chassagne 2004 – Two performances

The 2003 vintage is now gone at the Cote de Beaune. It has been one of the warmest and driest vintages ever, with very low yields. It is the 2004 vintage now, and Chassagne-Montrachet expects this to be a vintage that makes justice to the village reputation.

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That old tramp – Monte Real Reserva 1981

To be true, we do not really know how this bottle ended up in our cellar. What we are sure about is that we have no clue about its cellaring conditions before that. It arrived in a deteriorated box with some other wines. Old Riojas all of them, from traditional wineries (CVNE, Paternina, Muga). Kind of the usual spanish collection of wines during the eighties if you want. Let us see what this old guy has to tell us.

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Rully, Jaqueson 1er cru Le Pucelles 2004

Jaqueson-Rully-Pucelle-2004The Côte Chalonnaise begins just to the south from the Côte de Beaune, and includes the appellations of Bouzeron, Rully, Mercurey, Givry, y Montagny. The region covers land in forty-four communes in the Saône-et-Loire. It produces red and rose wines from Pinot Noir, and white wines from Chardonnay and Aligoté.

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André Clouet millésime 2002

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For those among us grown up in a house where eating is a time for shared pleasure and enjoyment, a common thing in Spain, to migrate to a country where that is not part of the culture of the average home could be a reason to miss home. If we add to this a certain passion for wine, the suffering could be doubled.

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