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Mrz 11 2010

Fine wine at 14% alcohol is impossible – or is it?

Tag: Allgemeines,Oenologiesigi.hiss @ 11:18

Can fine wine be made at 14%? Adam Lechmere – The great alcohol debate is alive and well, with the jury undecided as to whether higher levels of alcohol make or mar a fine wine, Andrew Jefford finds in the latest issue of Decanter. Writing in the April issue of Decanter magazine, Jefford interviews some of the world’s most renowned winemakers and finds them polarised on the question of whether fine wine can be made at 14% alcohol or more. Continue reading „Fine wine at 14% alcohol is impossible – or is it?“


Mrz 11 2010

La Mission Haut-Brion white changes name

Tag: Weingütersigi.hiss @ 11:12

by Jane Anson in Bordeaux – The white wine of Château La Mission Haut-Brion, one of the most celebrated whites in Bordeaux, will change its name as of the 2009 vintage. Previously known as Château Laville Haut-Brion, it will become simply Château La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc.

The former name, Laville Haut-Brion, dates from 1928, and was the combination of two separate estate names, Château La Mission Haut-Brion and Clos Laville. The latter is a 2.5 hectare neighbouring estate bought by the then-owner of La Mission, Frederic Woltner, which produced a majority of white wine.

There are no records of La Mission producing white wine before this date, but for the next four vintages (1927, 1928, 1929, and 1930), the wine was bottled under the name Château La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc. By 1934, it had become Château Laville Haut-Brion. Continue reading „La Mission Haut-Brion white changes name“


Mrz 11 2010

Tokajer & Bordeaux

Tag: Allgemeines,Reife Weinesigi.hiss @ 10:50

Sigi Hiss – Zwei aussergewöhnliche Verkostungen stehen demnächst an, auf die ich, pro domo, hinweisen möchte. Zum einen eine grosse Tokajer Degustation siehe hier – & eine grossartige Bordeaux Degustationsiehe hier. Ich würde mich sehr freuen den einen oder anderen begrüssen zu dürfen. An der Tokajier Probe stehen noch 2 Plätze & für den Bordeaux Abend noch mindestens 3 Plätze zur Verfügung. H&R Degustationen.

Folgende Weine werden degustiert: