Discover the grape variety: Melon blanc et rouge
Very old Burgundian grape variety. According to published genetic analyses, it is the result of a natural cross between Pinot and Gouais, which are the same parents of Gamay. Melon can be found in Germany, Croatia, Bulgaria, ... in France it is nowadays mostly multiplied in the Loire Valley, registered in the Official Catalogue of wine grape varieties, list A1.
Informations about the Winery Elephant In The Room
The Winery Elephant In The Room is one of of the world's greatest estates. It offers 12 wines for sale in the of Australie du Sud to come and discover on site or to buy online.
The wine region of Australie du Sud
South Australia is one of Australia's six states, located (as the name suggests) in the south of the vast island continent. It's the engine room of the Australian wine industry, responsible for about half of the country's total production each year. But there's more to the region than quantity - countless high-quality wines are produced here, most from the region's signature Grape, Shiraz. These include such fine, collectible wines as Penfolds Grange, Henschke Hill of Grace, Torbreck The Laird and d'Arenberg The Dead Arm.
News related to this wine
Proposal to grant Rioja Alavesa wineries greater autonomy withdrawn
Last week, Basque National Party (PNV) spokesperson Aitor Esteban announced the withdrawal of a bill that, if passed, would have granted Basque winemakers of the Rioja Alavesa region greater autonomy. A proposal to establish a breakout Viñedos de Álava DO for Rioja’s Basque enclave was originally launched in 2016 by the Association of Rioja Alavesa Producers (ABRA), which represents over 100 local wineries. While a number of Basque producers continue to battle for the creation of an entirely sep ...
An overview of Saint-Véran appellation
Let’s have a look at Saint-Véran vineyard and discover the magnificent and very diverse landscapes of this appellation situated in the South of Bourgogne. Saint-Véran is one of the 5 Village appellations with Pouilly-Fuissé, Pouilly-Vinzelles, Pouilly-Loché and Viré-Clessé. Like them, it produces only white wines from the Chardonnay grape. What makes it special is that the vineyard is cut in two dinstinct parts by the vineyard of Pouilly-Fuissé. As anywhere else in the vineyard in Bourgogn ...
Andrew Jefford: ‘A wine’s visual cues shout, stamp, whistle and roar’
Disconcerting: I couldn’t forget this bottle for days afterwards. Still can’t. Back in August, wine critic Lin Liu MW (together with her partner Philippe Lejeune of Château de Chambert in Cahors) came to dinner, en route to a short holiday in Provence. One of the bottles Lin brought for us to try together was the 2018 Les Rocheuses, Parcelles No 5 et 6, from Château Le Rey in Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux. It came in a slope-shouldered bottle, not a classic Bordeaux bottle. We tried it with some R ...
The word of the wine: INAO
National Institute of Origin and Quality. French organization depending on the Ministry of Agriculture and in charge of quality signs: AOC, IGP, labels and organic farming.