Category: Alsace

  • Day 118 – Charlestown

    Day 118 – Charlestown

    Zind-Humbrecht Muscat Goldert 2017

    I’m not quite sure how the cellar logistics foul-up occurred, but I seem to have ended up with two Goldert bottles back-to-back.

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  • Day 116 – Oldfield

    Day 116 – Oldfield

    Ernest Burn Riesling Goldert la Chapelle 2011

    I don’t think I’ve covered this particular Burn before. It won’t take long. It’s Riesling, and you know what that tastes like.

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  • Day 110 – Silverdale

    Day 110 – Silverdale

    Bruno Sorg Pinot Gris Florimont 2016

    Sometimes familiarity breeds contempt, I’m ashamed to say. I looked in the holding wine cooler tonight for something to follow cook’s rainbow trout, chips and spring greens and felt a slight twinge of disappointment when I discovered this was the only bottle of white in there.

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  • Day 97 – coming down a little

    Day 97 – coming down a little

    Domaine Bruno Sorg Riesling Pfersigberg 2015

    Another bottle from Sorg, and I’m astonished to find it is only the second I have opened since the walk began.

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  • Day 79 – Coldstream

    Day 79 – Coldstream

    Ernest Burn Gewurtztraminer la Chapelle 2016

    Yet another bottle from Ernest Burn. I’m starting run out of things to say about these wonderful wines.

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  • Day 51 – Lundin

    Day 51 – Lundin

    Ernest Burn Riesling 2016

    My third bottle of Burn since I started the virtual walk, following the Vendages Tardives and the Sylvaner.

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  • Day 39 – Rosemount

    Day 39 – Rosemount

    Bruno Sorg Pinot Gris Vieilles Vignes 2017. And back to Alsace again. Sorry. If Burn represents the richly flavoured wines of the region and Mader occupies the centre ground, then Sorg is at the steelier, purer end of the spectrum.

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  • Day 28 – Dirdhu

    Day 28 – Dirdhu

    Ernest Burn Sylvaner le Dauphin 2015. Another lusciously rich wine by Francis Burn, this time made from the workhorse grape of Alsace.

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  • Day 14 – Tain

    Day 14 – Tain

    Mader Gewürztraminer Grand Cru Rosacker 2016. As far as white wines go, Alsace is my first choice. I love the different flavours from Gewürz to Riesling and the different styles from austere to rich.

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  • Day 1 – Nybster

    Day 1 – Nybster

    Ernest Burn 2007 Muscat Vendages Tardives. I’ve loved Ernest Burn wines ever since first discovering them thirty years ago. Francis Burn is a winemaker of genius and manages to put an added richness in every bottle.

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