Apr 17, 2010
Lot’s of new wines this month. La Stoppa’s Ageno brings my “orange wine” count up to 7 titles. I would like more orange wines because they’re not only food friendly, they’re addicting as crazy! There are many out there to chose from, but most I am afraid are not good in my opinion, merely fashion statements at most.
I am happy to have exclusivity on the Domaine de La Gramière wines in Norway (at least on this first shipment) – great wines made by some fellow ex-pats living in Southern France. These “sponty” wines have super clear fruit and great freshness!
A truly amazing Grüner by another new comer to Norway, Meinklang.
And, a new Dolcetto to replace Luca Roagna’s Dolcetto, one of my favorites up to now. Principiano’s wines, including this Dolcetto, are brand new to Norway, and I feel will take no time at all to get discovered.
Over the course of the next month, I hope to add some (more) exciting rosé’s to kick off our Norwegian Spring and Summer! (Although as I write this post, the spring has all but vanished as I look out my window at the hail coming down from the sky!)
Here are my new additions:
- Domaine d’Elise Chablis 2008 – Lutte Raisonée – Burgundy, France
- Meinklang Grüner Veltliner 2009 – Biodynamic & one hell of a Grüner for the money! – Burgenland, Austria
- La Stoppa Ageno 2005 – A natural orange wine – Thanks Tomasz! – Emilia-Romagna, Italy
- Weingut Langmann Schilcher Klassik 2009 – Steiermark, Austria
- Stéphane Tissot Poulsard Vieilles Vignes Sans Soufre 2007 – Nice, delicate fruit. A hint of oak – Jura, France
- Domaine de La Gramière Côtes du Rhône 2005 – Close to natural, just a pinch of sulfur! – Southern Rhône, France
- Domaine de La Gramière Peter’s Vineyard Syrah 2007 – Close to natural, just a pinch of sulfur, please decant me and give me some air! – Southern Rhône, France
- Domaine Leon Barral Faugères 2007 – Languedoc-Roussillon, France
- Ferdinando Principiano Dolcetto d’Alba Sant’ Anna 2008 – Biodynamic with just a pinch of sulfur. Super clear fruit! – Piemonte, Italy