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1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

2001: Le Prix Champagne Lanson Ivory Award for

2011: Vindic d'Or MMXI – 'Meilleur blog anti-1855'

2011: Robert M. Parker, Jnr: ‘This blogger...’:

2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Sunday, 20 January 2013

French Independent Wine Growers: a few more pics and wines

 Côme Rouze, Domaine Jacques Rouze

Domaine Jacques Rouze has nearly 20 hectares of vines: 15 in Quincy, three in the neighbouring appellation of Reuilly and 1.5ha in Châteaumeillant. My favourite wine from the four that Côme, Jacques' son, was showing was the unfinished 2012 Quincy Vignes d'Antan from old vines producing a wine of concentration and character.   

Denise Gitton (above and below)

Pascal and Denise Gitton are very much in favour of giving their Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé, vinified and bottled by individual vineyards, time to express themselves. The point was well demonstrated by the weighty and evolved 2007 Galinots Sancerre from vines on flint.   

Véronique Moindrot (?), Domaine de Loye, Menetou-Salon

 Valentin Moindrot, Domaine de Loye, Menetou-Salon 

There were two wines on show from the Domaine de Loye in Morogues: a 2011 white Menetou-Salon and the 2011 red. My preference was for the red which had an attractive silky, smoky texture although quite edgy in the finish.   

1 comment:

Heri said...

The wine growers in France are very independent so they can make farmers more prosperous there.