Video: harvest at Gabrielskloof part 2, making reds

Here’s part 2 of the three short films I shot during my 10 days at Gabrielskloof. Here I’m showing red winemaking.


In case you missed it, here’s part 1: in the vineyard:

Harvest at Gabrielskloof:

Managing red wine ferments
Vineyard sampling
Collecting grapes
Pressing Chenin Blanc and sorting Pinot Noir
Pressing Grenache Gris and barrel work
The final instalment

Video: Arnaud Aucoeur Beaujolais Villages Vieilles Vignes 2012

Just loved this Beaujolais Villages. Here’s my tasting note, and a video of me tasting it. Cracking value.

Arnaud Aucoeur Beaujolais Villages Selection de Vieilles Vignes 2012 Beaujolais, France
12.5% alcohol. From 60 year old vines, this has a wonderfully complex, taut nose of minerals, cherries and plums with a hint of pepper. The supple palate has […]

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Three wines from Burgundy tasted, with some comments on ‘good’ reduction.

Video: Quinta do Noval’s Nacional vineyard

A short film of a remarkable vineyard plot: Quinta do Noval’s Nacional, a 2.5 hectare plot in the Noval vineyard in the Pinhao Valley. The 6000 vines are ungrafted, planted from 1925, and yield a tiny quantity of grapes, which in selected years (but more often than the vintage declaration) make the famed Nacional Vintage […]

Video: the vineyards of Chateauneuf du Pape

A brief film showing the vineyards of Chateauneuf du Pape, taken on my recent visit.

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