Friday, 29 November 2013

Virtual travel and tasting-Loire Valley.

 The Loire River Valley stretches from central France to the country‘s west coast.
Every region is unique and there is diversity of wines, grapes and styles.
The climate of the region ranges from Maritime to Continental.

   I want to start in the place where Loire river reaches Atlantic ocean.  The rolling countryside around the city of Nantes is devoted to the farming of the Muscadet grape variety. This simple white grape thrives in the Maritime climate and the gravel and sand soils of the area.
  In the 17th century, Dutch wine merchants laid the foundation for the Muscadet style by encouraging the villagers of Nantes to plant the early ripening Melon de Bourgogne grape.
Some wines may also be labeled ―Sur Lie if they have been aged on their lees over the winter following the vintage. These popular wines are classic companions to local oysters because of their high acid, light body, neutral flavors, and occasional spritziness, courtesy of dissolved carbon dioxide in the lees.

And to taste

Domaine De L’ardennerie Muscadet Sèvre & Maine 2010, Ac, Sur Lie 

. Light straw color with a little tint of green.
Mineral aromas with a little bit of fruit, citrus. On the palate dry, crisp with acidity. Wine is asking for oysters! Nice, fresh finish.

and pair this wine with oysters, of course!:))

we clean them

 And enjoy with wine!


Wednesday, 20 November 2013

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Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Deutz Chamagne tasting.

I had another great experience thanks to Natalie Maclean!
This time I was at vertical Deutz Chamagne tasting!
It was amazing experience!
Champagne Deutz was found in 1838.
They are located at 200 hectares(490) acres, among best Champagne crus.
Vines are about 50 years old.

We were presented 6 finest examples of the Deutz Champagne.

Deutz Champagne Brut Classic

in the glass-golden, straight small bubbles.
Aged on the lees.
On the nose briosh, floral,marzipan,
On the palate nice, soft mousse, very elegant, fresh. Long finish with mineral notes.


Deutz Champagne Brut Rosé

pink in the glass with small bubbles.
On the nose floral, perumy, raspberries, redcurrants.
On the palate dry, delicate mousse, pomegranate, cherries. Very balanced, long finish with strawberries flavour. 


2006 Deutz Brut

Golden yellow in the glass.
On the nose bread, floral.
On the palate dry, fresh, backing spices, pear, floral notes. Fruity finish

Deutz Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2007

Desgorged 2012
in the glass yellow straw, small straight bubbles.
On the nose, subtle, opens to floral, mineral aromas.
On the palate dry, crisp, fresh. Nice finish with citrus aromas.


Deutz Cuvee William Deutz Brut Champagne 2000

60% Pinot Noir
30% Cheardonnay
10% Pinot Meunier

in the glass golden yellow, small bubbles.
On the nose brioche, floral aromas,very complex. Sweet fruit, pear.
On the palate dry, full body, sweet bread, , complex, gastronomical wine.
Elegant and balanced.
Finish with citrus notes.

2005 Deutz Amour de Deutz Blanc de Blancs Brut Millesime, Champagne, France

minimum 7yrs on the lees.
in the glass clear, healthy, golden, delicate bubbles.
On the nose very aromatic, roses candy, cooked stone fruit.
On the palate, dry, elegant, complex. Soft mousse, floral aromas, roses, citrus.
Long finish with fruit flavours and touch of minerality.


Nominating wines.

On the Natalie Maclean website we are nominating wines. Please, vote for me!:))
If you like my choice!
Just press the category and find me-Nina Syas.
I am in all categories.
Thank you!