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Domaine le Fagolet Saburin Sud Brouilly - WineLoversPage

Domaine le Fagolet Saburin Sud Brouilly seems closed at first but opens with time in the glass to unveil plum and pomegranate flavors and stony minerality.

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Orange wine - not citrus

It took a while, but I finally got around to trying an orange wine. It was quite an experience, and no, it's not a wine made out of oranges.

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Porrón de Lara

Biodynamic, unfiltered, and low in sulfur, "El Porrón de Lara" is a delicious, low-sulfur 100% Tempranillo natural wine from Spain's Castilla de León.

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"Uva Non Grata" Gamay - WineLoversPage

Earthy yet refreshing, "Uva Non Grata" Gamay lowers a backdrop of red-clay minerality behind a chorus of juicy raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries.

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minerality-that-word

Minerality: Nice word. I use it a lot, just about monthly in a tasting report, including today's note. But what does minerality mean? Is it even a word?

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A Piera 1899 tasting - WineLoversPage

Another Zoom tasting for Neil Duarte! In this one, Neil tastes the wines of Piera 1899, a winery that produces 1.2 million bottles per year, with grapes from Friuli, the Veneto and Trentino. Piera 1899 has also brought back a number of local Friuli grapes that were fast disappearing, including Ribolla Gialla and Refosco -- and Neil tastes them, too. Read article.

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gourgonnier-baux-provence-rose

Fresh and delicious raspberries, strawberries, and tarragon, orange zest and stony minerality. Mas de Gourgonnier is about as good as rosé gets.

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A rosé for all seasons - WineLoversPage

Mmm, rosé wine! Bright, crisp and fresh, it's hard to imagine a glass better suited to a searing summer day. But what happens when summer slips away?

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Boutinot "Les Six" Cairanne - WineLoversPage

A blend of six traditional Southern Rhône grapes, Boutinot "Les Six" Cairanne is a good-quality Southern Rhône red, better with food than as an aperitif.

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Thinking about the wine we drink - WineLoversPage

We return from a few weeks off with an analysis of NY Times columnist Eric Asimov's "Four Ways to Think About Wine," plus my review of a good Rhône red.