What makes a good vintage? Generally speaking this depends on what you like. Taste, keep tasting, and taste some more (sorry...) A typical year in Beaujolais should produce wines of medium body, aromatic and fruity, with complexity emerging over the years. If the year does not allow for good ripening they can be overly fresh. In years when there is...
One of these varieties everyone should have heard of, but so few have. Syrah's grandfather, or perhaps Syrah's half sister, and gloriously Alpine. It should be one of the next big things. You meet that intriguing dark stranger. They might have stepped out from a Brontë novel but one set in Savoie. Though you could fall in love with them and...