Result list for “Longère” (17 entries)

Longère – 2020

By billn on April 21, 2022

Tasted in Le Perréon with Jean-Luc Longère, 15 February 2022. Domaine Longère Le Duchamp 69460 Le Perréon Tel: +33 4 74 03 27 63 More reports with Domaine Longère Jean-Luc’s daughter will come to the domaine – Jean-Luc is theoretically retired now – his brother too – “It still… Read More

Longère – 2019

By billn on March 30, 2021

Tasted in Le Perréon with Jean-Luc Longère, 16 February 2021. Domaine Longère Le Duchamp 69460 Le Perréon Tel: +33 4 74 03 27 63 More reports for Domaine Longère Jean-Luc is, in theory, retired now – but only on paper as he enjoys what he does. His wife, Regine,… Read More

Longère – 2018

By billn on March 22, 2020

Tasted in Le Perréon with Jean-Luc Longère, 11 February 2020. Domaine Longère Le Duchamp 69460 Le Perréon Tel: +33 4 74 03 27 63 More reports for Domaine Longère Jean-Luc is, in theory, retired now – but… Read More

Longère – 2017

By billn on February 12, 2019 #br extra!#pages

Tasted in Le Perréon with Jean-Luc Longère, 12 February 2019. Domaine Longère Le Duchamp 69460 Le Perréon Tel: +33 4 74 03 27 63 Jean-Luc on 2018: “The vignerons are quite content with 2018! Plenty of rain in April and… Read More

Longère – 2016

By billn on February 07, 2018 #br extra!#pages

Tasted in Le Perréon with Jean-Luc Longère, 07 February 2018. Domaine Longère Le Duchamp 69460 Le Perréon Tel: +33 4 74 03 27 63 Jean-Luc on 2017: “2017 was a year of paradox, because vignerons don’t like too much rain, but we… Read More

Longère – 2015

By billn on March 13, 2017 #br extra!#pages

Tasted in Le Perréon with Jean-Luc Longère, 07 February 201/. Domaine Longère Le Duchamp 69460 Le Perréon Tel: +33 4 74 03 27 63 Jean-Luc on 2016: “April was tough, though luckily the mildew also had bad conditions later, as it became… Read More

Domaine Longère

By billn on July 13, 2016 #br extra!#pages

Tasted in Le Perréon with Jean-Luc Longère, 18 May 2016. Domaine Longère Le Duchamp 69460 Le Perréon Tel: +33 4 74 03 27 63 Here is a super village house dating from 1845 – there’s an equally lovely cellar below too – Jean-Luc… Read More

2022 Beaujolais Nouveau – as good as it gets!

By billn on November 08, 2022 #annual laurels#beaujolais#degustation

Beaujolais Nouveau 2022
The 2022 vintage:The 2021-2022 winter was long and, compared to most of the recent years, relatively cold. Frosts were commonplace until the beginning of April so probably because of that, budburst - in the second half of April - was relatively late. At this time, the domaines were already noting a lack of rain in the vineyards. May was a warm and dry one: 50% less rainfall than normal plus more sunshine than usual - it was the warmest May on record since 1959. The vines grew quickly and flowering took place in ideal, if early, conditions. Despite the dryness of May, there was sufficient rain in June to avoid issues with the vines even if the quantity of rainfall remained much below the average. It was in July that (not just!) the Beaujolais saw successive waves of hot weather - again lacking rain - it was the driest July for 33 years with 8mm of rain instead of an average of 68mm! This meant that the sanitary conditions of the vines couldn't have been better. The harvest was very early - from the middle of August! The hot weather had reduced the amount of malic acid in the grapes but concentrated the amount of tartaric acid. Despite a little more rain in the area of Beaujolais Villages, the wines were concentrated and volumes were modest, so unlike in 2020, it was rarely possible for domaines to 'take advantage' of the volumes on offer - so there is a consistency in the concentration and ripeness in these 2022s. Many thanks to the team at Château du Moulin à Vent for some of their vintage insight. The best wines: I just hope that you have some chance to find such domaine wines. Last year my local (Swiss) coop had only one, which was bottled just for them - no producer info - and that was probably just as well because it was rubbish! Whilst there were few 'great wines' in the equivalent tasting of 2021s, last year, those that were, clearly stood out from the crowd. In 2022 it was more difficult because the average quality was very consistent and as high as I have seen it - in this respect it reminds me very much of the 2019 vintage. From 100 wines there was one that was corked - the second bottle was fine - and only one wine where I directly said 'NO!' - I wouldn't put this one in my mouth a second time! Any complaints? Actually, yes! Why so many heavy, statement, bottles? - 'Prestigious cuvées?' This is Beaujolais Nouveau for God's sake. WTF!? 4 Great wines: Dominique Piron: Beaujolais AND Beaujolais Villages Domaine de Colette, Natur’Elle de Colette, Villages Domaine des Nugues Villages 12 Excellent Wines - Beaujolais: Jean Yves Sonnery Anthony Charvet, Beaujo Beau JM Aujoux, La vie est belle Frédéric Berne Domaine Perthuizet, Gégé Trenel Château de L’Eclair Domaine des Prévellières Julien Bertrand Brossette Paul André et Fils Agamy, Domaine du Solémy 8 Excellent Wines - Beaujolais Villages: Château de Vaux De Vermont Yannick Vignobles Jambon, Pure Domaine Péchard Tano David Berougon Jean-Paul Dubost, Beaujolais Lantignié Domaine du Clos du Fief Château de Pougelon Jean Yves Sonnery, Cuvée Elégance Click on 'Read More...' below to see the full notes for 100 wines in the order that they were (blind) tasted:   Read More

2021 Beaujolais Nouveau – the ‘combative’ vintage

By billn on November 11, 2021 #annual laurels#beaujolais#degustation

2021 Beaujolais Nouveau
Or primeurs as the French, so often, refer to them. 100 wines, tasted blind in deepest Beaujolais, 02 November 2021: - Inter Beaujolais - the marketing board for the Beaujolais region - describe the 2021 vintage as combative. - 2021 was a complicated year in terms of both the weather conditions and the amount of work needed in the vines by the winegrowers. The second half of August and the month of September, however, made it possible to retain decent quality grapes, even if the quantity was reduced. - Begun in mid-September, the harvest took place in rather cool conditions. This freshness, which characterised the end of the grapes' ripening period, is visible in the wines. - The wines in 2021 have moderation in mind – at least compared to the other recent vintages – they are lower in both alcohol and weight of phenolics - their tannic structure. The wines have been quite fairly described by Inter Beaujolais as ‘tender and fruity.’ Overall, just over 100 samples were presented for this 2021 showing of Beaujolais Nouveau - which is a big drop from the number of samples (160+) proffered in recent vintages. Why? Simply, it was the 2021 harvest volumes; generally hit by frost at the start of the year and more locally in the south – where much Nouveau is produced – by some hail too. Whilst the official harvest volumes are not yet available, the harvest was generally down by about 25% - more in the south, less in the crus of the north - and that was the principal driver here. I note that in this vintage the wines were showing much less ‘fruit-forward’ in style than their siblings in other recent vintages. I find a number of excellent wines but I have also noted many, many fewer ‘bravo’ wines than in other vintages - only 3 - but it would be remiss of me not to point out the very short timeline from harvest to my tasting glass this year – certainly much less elevage than was afforded to the earlier harvests of the previous 5-6 years. 2021 and the most recent vintages: I've done this tasting since the 2017 vintage, and whilst the recent quality from Grower Nouveau has been on a much higher level than I can ever recollect - and with much more consistency too - 2021 is certainly a step back in terms of concentration, if not their acid-driven intensity - 2021 brings a lighter style which works much better with the Beaujolais Villages wines - 6-12 months of patience is not mandatory in this vintage. I have noted many fewer 'Bravo!' wines than in other tastings but there remain many excellent, quite delicious, wines: Vintage 2017 - a warm, clean, early vintage – one hailstorm excepted – but low yielding. The best wines were excellent and the quality was consistent Vintage 2018 - a warm clean and again an early vintage but with many higher-yielding places where the producers allowed. I observed significant quality differences in the samples - I largely attributed this to big swings in yields. Vintage 2019 - another warm vintage with harvesting a little later but because of both frost and hail, yields were cut. The best wines were of high quality and the consistency was intermediate to 2017 and 2018. Vintage 2020 - a warm clean vintage with consistently below-average yields. The best wines, once again, show high quality and a consistency that's at least as good as seen in the 2017s. The wines are relatively powerful and well constructed, the 'villages' wines generally need a little patience but are consistently excellent - a vintage you can blind buy domaine wines! Vintage 2021 - A vintage of frost, hail in places, and much lower yields - the cooler, wetter weather requiring more grape triage but this resulted in wines that are clean and attractive with good acidity - perhaps more elegantly proportioned than the most recent vintages with a stronger spine of acidity rather than tannin to support them. Link to previous tastings. I like this tasting - not particularly for its length or nouveau specificity but rather because it's quite an accurate snapshot of how, in general, the next vintage will show when released in another 6-12 months... And in the order tasted, my 'excellent wine' picks for this year? Of course, all were tasted blind: 2021 Frederic Berne, Beaujolais Nouveau 2021 Collin-Bourisset, Beaujolais Nouveau ‘à ta cuvée à la con’ 2021 Vins Aujoux, Beaujolais Nouveau ‘Le Cochon Chic’ 2021 Père Benoit, Beaujolais Nouveau ‘Tchin’ 2021 Domaine de Solémy, Beaujolais Nouveau Vieilles-Vignes 2021 Jean Loron, Beaujolais Nouveau ‘Tradition Vielles-Vignes’ 2021 Famille Girin, Beaujolais Nouveau 2021 Domaine de Loyse - Cellier de St.Jean d’Ardières, Beaujolais Nouveau 2021 Château de Pizay, Beaujolais Nouveau 2021 Henry Fessy, Beaujolais Nouveau 2021 P Ferraud et Fils, Beaujolais Nouveau 2021 Famille Chasselay, Beaujolais Nouveau ‘La Marduette’ 2021 P Ferraud et Fils, Beaujolais Villages Nouveau 2021 Vignobles Jambon, Beaujolais Villages Nouveau ‘Pure’ 2021 Pierre Dupond, Beaujolais Villages Nouveau ‘Seconde Nature’ 2021 Château de l’Eclair, Beaujolais Villages Nouveau 2021 Château de Chatelard, Beaujolais Villages Nouveau ‘Vintage’ 2021 Cave du Château des Loges, Beaujolais Villages Nouveau ‘Les Trois Madones, Sans Souffre’ 2021 Domaine de la Madone, Beaujolais Villages Nouveau ‘Pérréoneissime’ 2021 Domaine Burnichon, Beaujolais Villages Nouveau 2021 Besson Père et Fils, Beaujolais Villages Nouveau ‘Tu m’fais tourner la tête’ 2021 Les Jeunes Pousses, Beaujolais Villages Nouveau ‘Préambule’ 2021 Château de Lavernette, Beaujolais Villages Nouveau ‘Le Jeune’ And the medals for those lonely 'Bravo!' wines - the best of this tasting: 2021 Jean Loron, Beaujolais Villages Nouveau ‘In Jules we Trust’ 2021 Manoir de Carra Sambardier, Beaujolais Villages Nouveau Vieilles-Vignes 2021 Manoir de Carra Sambardier, Beaujolais Villages Nouveau ‘Dame Nature’ Here's hoping that you can actually find some of these! 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