The Morning Claret

Simon J Woolf & Friends on Wild and Wonderful Wines

Day: 25 May 2020

Buchmayer – Pet Nat Cuvée Weiss 2019

I guess this pet nat would have been well behaved, had the crown cap not become divorced from the plastic O-ring. So I got a very loud pop, but no gushing. This definitely looks to have been disgorged, although it Read more

Buchmayer – Riesling Natural 2018

This might be the most successful of all the wines I’ve yet tried in Thomas Buchmayer’s “natural” range. Like its bedfellows, it’s spontaneously fermented, unfiltered and made with very minimal sulphites. From 2019 this will be Demeter certified as well Read more

Buchmayer – Rosé Natural 2019

A bit darker than the classic Provencal rosé, but still in the salmon-pink zone, this is a lively and expressive creature that plays more to the bone dry, austere side of rosé. It’s got a slight spiciness – think peppered Read more

Buchmayer – Ried Kalvarienberg (Rot) Natural 2016

A really enjoyable red blend, which shows loads of dark cherry and loganberry fruit – with a refreshing lack of wood influence. It’s pretty substantial stuff, with a chunky structure that shows off the Cabernet, plus some chocolately smoothness from Read more