Decanter Jun-2018

Published by TI Media Limited The world’s best wine magazine. It is simply the “wine bible”. Every month it provides recommendations on the world’s finest wines and tells you where you can find them. From top Bordeaux to the best value wine on the shelf, Decanter guides you through a maze of wine to help you find the right wine for you. It also offers interviews with leading wine personalities, in-depth guides to the wine regions and the latest wine news.

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White Madrigal Viognier Reserva, Quinta do Monte d’Oiro 2016 Pretty perfumes, soft spice and vanilla with a whiff of honeysuckle; quite dry, but soft and round, with a satisfying textural bite of minerality and salinity Sophisticated. 91 Branco Reserva, Quinta de Chocapalha, 2015 (Chardonnay, Arinto) Subtle use of oak, more evident in mouth, but balanced with subtle fruitiness. In the mouth still youthful, not quite knit yet, textured and dry. Good, but will be better in 12 months. 90 Branco Seleccão, Quinta do Rol, 2012 (Arinto, Alvarinho, Chardonnay) Golden hued, showing waxy, nutty development, reminiscent of Hunter Valley Semillon. Fruit salad, mango & dried peach) favours and quite dry. Very good. No oak. 90 Arinto, Quinta de Chocapalha 2016 Fresh citrus style with the salty tang of oysters shells; crisp Chablis-like palate, with lovely mouth-watering freshness. Good length.…

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my vancouver

PERCHED ON THE west coast of Canada and a mere 30-minute drive north of the US border, Vancouver is the city I call home.It’s an easy city to be attracted to: cradled by mountains, lots of beaches and green spaces, and a moderate climate, which sees our winters rainy, rather than freezing and snowy like most other parts of the country. Snow indeed falls on our local North Shore mountains (,where snowboarding and other winter sports can be enjoyed a scenic half-hour drive from downtown. Much has been said about the ease of skiing in the morning, being back in the city to sail or kayak in the afternoon, with enough time to do a quick change and hit the town for dinner and drinks by early evening. The latter is more…

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colchagua at a glance

Area in production Vineyard plantings have grown from 8,000ha in 1997 to over 30,000ha in 2017. The Rapel Valley (Colchagua and Cachapoal) produces over one-quarter of Chile’s total volume Climate Mediterranean, with 600mm of annual rainfall between May and August Capital While San Fernando is the provincial capital, Santa Cruz is the unofficial wine capital and the home of La Ruta del Vino, Chile’s oldest tourist wine route Red grapes Most widely planted are Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Merlot and Syrah White grapes Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc dominate white plantings Best recent vintages 2011, 2013, 2017…

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californian pinot noir

UNLIKE CABERNET SAUVIGNON, which confines itself to small zones in northern California (notably Napa Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and parts of Sonoma), Pinot Noir is grown over an 800km north-south stretch. The specific AVAs (American Viticultural Areas) that excel with the grape are strung like pearls along the Pacific coastline. Latitude, as it turns out, isn’t very important when it comes to Californian Pinot Noir. What matters more is proximity to the cold Pacific Ocean. In summer, standing in most top Pinot vineyards feels like being in a restaurant’s walk-in refrigerator. Pinot Noir is now the fourth most-planted grape in California, right behind Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, the state’s most-planted grape. Just 20 years ago, Pinot was 10th in the line-up, far behind grapes such as Barbera and Chenin Blanc,…

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winemaking under the third reich

‘By VE Day, more than a third of Rheingau vineyards had been taken out’ JUST IMAGINE: MAGNIFICENT, serenely arrayed wine-growing districts, such as the Saar or Kaiserstuhl, laden with lovingly tended vineyards, terraced fences, homesteads and gardens. And then bunkers, lots of them, poking out of the earth like mini fortresses, their surreal appearance by the late 1930s not only a portent of events to come; their function a dreadful reminder of the experiences that wine-growers and merchant traders faced within Germany under the Third Reich. Truly, the Nazi years were ones of searing misfortune for countless German winegrowers and wine dealers. There were the terrifying day-to-day difficulties of running estates with bombs raining down from above, the incessant risk of retribution for those opposed to the authorities, the morbid treatment of…

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the joy of terroir

The Abandonado vineyard, which faces the Marao mountain range, covers 2ha of the Douro Valley towards Portugal’s northwestern border with Spain. It is an 85-year-old field blend vineyard at 500m altitude, growing indigenous varieties such as Sousao, Tinta Amarela, Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca used in both table wines and Ports. The vineyard’s name means ‘the abandoned one’ as its owners, the Alves de Sousa family, were unable to harvest from the steep, rocky schist slope for many years. Domingos Alves de Sousa and his son Tiago decided to bottle a single-vineyard red from the plot in 2004 as a farewell gesture before tearing up the low-yielding vines and the quality was so good they knew it had to be preserved. The wine named for this vineyard is only made…