This is a remarkable wine on two counts. First of all, it’s a superb Pinot Gris, made without the use of any sulfites. Secondly, the label, which is synaesthetic. Winegrower Jason Lett has painted the wine. That is, he has represented the flavour of the wine visually in a painting that forms the label. In [...]
A while back I reported on a visit to Portuguese winery Quinta de Sant’ana in the Lisboa region. I was particularly impressed by their Pinot Noir, which showed lovely elegance and varietal character.
Now it’s in bottle, and looking really good. However, they’ve run into problems with the authorities, who think the wine is too light. [...]
Alsace. One of the diminishing number of serious wine regions I have yet to visit. But I’m a big fan, even if I tend to forget about the wines from time to time. So time to redress the balance a bit and give Alsace some of the attention it deserves, beginning with a Pinot Gris [...]
Very impressed by the Verus wines from Slovenia. They’re deliciously fresh, aromatic and pure, as well as being beautifully packaged. They are commercially astute and well priced to boot. Here’s the Pinot Gris.
Verus Pinot Gris 2008 Slovenia
13% alcohol. Grapey, smokey and sweetly fruited with nice texture and a bit of spritz adding freshness. It’s an [...]