The Morning Claret

Simon J Woolf & Friends on Wild and Wonderful Wines

Month: August 2017

Les Cailloux du Paradis - Romorantin 2013 © Taka Takeuchi
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Les Cailloux du Paradis – Romorantin 2013

I’m seeing more and more Romorantin in London and loving it. That’s saying something, with a grand total of only 70 hectares in existence. But what makes it more special is that it happens to produce great wine. Romorantin is Read more

Meinklang Graupert 2015
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The joy of unkempt vines – Meinklang Graupert ’15

Create a 2,000 hectare farm on marshlands that used to be part of Austria’s biggest lake, let your Pinot Grigio vineyard run wild without any pruning, harvest, then ferment in concrete eggs with the skins for three weeks.

Domaine Sainte Croix - La Serre 2015 © Taka Takeuchi
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Domaine Sainte Croix – La Serre 2015

Here’s a fittingly off-piste wine to mark my first review for The Morning Claret. Domaine Sainte Croix was created in 2004 by an English couple, Jon and Elizabeth Bowen. Jon used to be a globe-trotting winemaker, Elizabeth an agricultural economist. Read more

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Into Ének Peterson’s qvevri

Hannah Fuellenkemper’s adventures in imereti, Georgia include some very unsavoury duties inside a qvevri.