Was at The Remedy wine bar last night, with a couple of dudes. We had some lovely wines, including two stunning bottles from Tenerife. The red in particular was quite sensational. It was a lovely evening, and I was impressed by the food. We had some great cheese and meat, and also lovely smoked mackerel (they smoke it themselves), a cool terrine and very nice tuna. The bread is great, too.
Occhipinti SP68 Bianco 2013 Terre Siciliane, Italy
12% alcohol. This is a skin contact white made from Zibbibo (aka Muscat) and Albanella. Highly aromatic, floral and mineral with some pear and peach notes, as well as a bit of tropical fruit. Slightly smoky, too. The palate shows sweet fruit with a fresh lemony edge. Some terpenic notes in the background. Just lovely, with just a tiny bit of grip. 92/100
Domaine des Cavarodes Rouge 2013 Vin de Pays de Franche-Comté, France
From Etienne Thiabaud this is a blend of Ploussard and Trousseau from the Jura (he’s based in Arbois). Fresh,bright and grippy with lovely raspberry and cherry fruit. Bright acidity and just a touch of dissolved CO2. So utterly drinkable. 92/100
Envínate Táganan Blanco 2013 Vinos Atlanticos, Spain
This Tenerife white is really compelling. Fresh, salty and mineral with a matchstick edge to the nose. Textured and fine with pears, apples, citrus and minerals on the palate. Fine, detailed, profound. 94/100
Envínate Táganan Tinto 2013 Vinos Atlanticos, Spain
13% alcohol. Fresh, supple and fine red cherry and raspberry fruit nose with a lovely mineral dimension. Super-detailed, fresh palate is mineral and focused with red cherries and plums. Profound, expressive and beautiful. 96/100
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Sounds great – I might go there soon. I’m pretty sure the Occhipinti is available from Caves de Pyrene
I think the Cavarodes is one of those historic field blends from 100 year old largely forgotten vines. Encepement is (though I’m sure it changes) is 1/3 Pinot Noir, 1/3 Trousseau and the remainder a melange of Gamay, Poulsard, Pinot Meunier, Gueuche noir Argant, Portugais bleu, Enfariné, Mézy… Plus a kitchen sink or two.
I have just finished a brilliant Jurancon sec from Clos Thou
with 30% Camaralet! There is, apparently 0.5ha of this grape variety
still around in this area. I am trying to get a local caviste to stock
this wonderful winewhich retails for 10.20euros.