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Sancerre’s wines

 TAGS:Sancerre is a wine region on the banks of the Loire. In this region there are numerous hills full of vineyards that form a great landscape. In Sancerre different soils and microclimates enables the cultivation of different varieties for wine production. From 250-400 meters above sea level, this area is characterized by dry winters, reliable rainfall for the months of May and July, and heat in the months of August and September.

The vineyards of Sancerre were created in the Middle Ages. King Henry IV was a lover of good wine. According to the legend, King Henry IV used to say that the local wine was so good, that wars would not have existed if his enemies had tried it. During the nineteenth century the wines of Sancerre, Beaujolais and Côtes-du-rhône were the closest and best-selling wines in Paris. At this time the wine had soft colors and poor concentration, as they were very exhausted to offer larger quantities. This technique led to booming sales of white wines.

The grapes most commonly used to make wines of Sancerre are Sauvignon Blanc for whites and Pinot Noir for reds. In the late nineteenth century were grown Pinot Noir and Gamay for reds and for whites Meslier and Sauvignon. But it was not until after the First World War that the wine country truly developed, replanting the area with Sauvignon.

Until the late 80s and early 90s all Sancerre white wines were fermented and aged bypassing or oak wood barrels. They were carried out in steel tanks without lees for approximately six months before bottling. In recent years, many producers use wood for the fermentation process, producing the best cuvées in the oldest vines. Producers Thomas-Labaille Crochet create late harvest during favorable vintages.

The reds are not very colorful, but they are very aromatic with red fruit, licorice, cinnamon and flower tastes. The pink ones have opened color, aromas of fruit, mint, and pepper.

Want to try wines from Sancerre? We recommend:

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Sancerre Saget Rouge 375ml 2009

 

 

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Sancerre Pierre Archambaut Rosé 2009

Beaujolais!!

 TAGS: TAGS:Today is the day that Beaujolais wines officially go on sale and the launch has even reached the United States.

Thus, the Chamber of Commerce of France in the United States wishes to join the release, promoting the wine in Denver.

In this case, Amélie Company, Denver, has created a series of posters that combine the two countries regarding the launch, in a sort of fellowship of the two countries.

Do you like the posters?

Source: The Denver Egotist

Burgundy wines: the smooth side of summer

 TAGS:Some Burgundy wines can be the best alternative for those warm summer dinners we have in mind. The heterogeneity of this region, one of the largest in France, forced to divide the recommendations for areas to focus on the best that each one has to offer.

We begin with the red wines from the Côte d’Or, where the prestige and quality go hand in hand to welcome their generous consumers. Among its two sub areas I prefer wines from the Côte de Beaune for this season.

I love Puligny wines for their exact point of acidity and especially for their delicate aftertaste. But what really gets me and hooks me every time I taste them is their combination of apple fruit notes that give an openness that transmit the joy of living in the region to us while we drink it.

Another good choice for food pairing at this time of the year would be the Beaujolais wines, in particular I would recommend the area called Fleurie. These wines, like the rest of wine in this area are light and very easy to drink because of the Gamay grape qualities as it is the main grape used in its elaboration. Its fruity and youthful elegance make these kind of wines ideal to succeed with them at any summer party.

Speaking of Burgundy wines to drink in these months I feel that I have to mention one of my favorite white wines: the Chablis. Although I am a lover of Sauvignon Blanc, I have to admit that when you drink a good Chablis you get soaked in the sublimation of Chardonnay, which reaches unattainable levels of color, aroma and taste, very difficult to equal. Its presence manages to transport us to the terrace of a cafe in Paris on a July afternoon.

Finally, I would like to mention the Mâconnais and within it the region of Pouilly – Fuisse, which white wines can improve over the time and so get to be a great discovery, if you know how to choose them right, because the uniformity in this area is nonexistent except in the item price which remains at significant levels.

Do you want to buy Burgundy wines?

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Joseph Drouhin Bourgogne Chardonnay Laforet 2010, a great value for money

 

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Grand Regnard Chablis Magnum, big bottle, low price

Beaujolais!!

Eiffel in DenverFrench wine with american styleToday is the official launch of this years’s beaujolais wines, even in the States!

So, The French American Chamber of Commerce in the States wants to give their support to this launching, promoting the Beaujolais wines in Denver, AZ.

Amèlie Company, from Denver, has designed a line of modern posters that blend this different countries, thanks to Beaujolais. Are you gonna try it? 

Do you like them?

 

Source:  The Denver Egotist