Very fun to try this alongside the more typical Chasselas Reserve 2011, at Vinocamp in Lausanne 22 March. The “sur lie” in the name means the wine matures on its lies: the dead yeast sediment. It’s a return to a traditional method that gives a rounder, more structured wine. The wine is matured for a […]
Wines I think you'll enjoy, most of which you'll find in Switzerland. I taste about 1,500 wines a year, at competitions where I'm a judge, at tasting sessions, restaurants, home. I'm independent: I don't sell wine and I buy about 95% of the wines I try at home.
Simply the most wonderful Calamin I have ever tasted – and I really thought maybe I’d picked up the wrong glass because it is still young and fresh. Hard to believe it’s 12 years old until you experience the richness in mouth, the long finish. Type: WhiteGrapes: ChasselasWinery: -Location: -Country: SwitzerlandAvailable from: -Robe: -Nose: -Mouth: […]
Very good value for money at CHF12, a Gamay that will do its classic food and wine pairing job with cold cuts, but it has enough structure and aromas to accompany red meats that are not too strongly flavoured. Sophie Dugerdil is one of Geneva’s impressive group of relatively new, younger generation winemakers, and her […]
White wine, Chasselas, “Au Fossau” Vaud 1er Grand Cru 2012, Le Capitaine winery in BegninsThe 2012 lacks some of the complexity of the 2011, but like its older brother it’s a wine that will keep well: drink it now or in the next two years – or leave it for at least 5 years, to […]