Other countries, different customs. Basque children are visited by Olentzero at Christmas – a thick, dirty, quirky, very funny charcoal burner. He usually lives in the forest, and apart from charcoal-making, eating and drinking are his only occupation. Therefore, he must be a profound connoisseur of Rioja wines. Although the children’s wish lists contain other desires, Riojas are the measure of all things in the adult’s order forms. The Ramón Bilbao “Edition Limitada” Crianza is almost charcoal-raven black (like a dirty charcoal burner).
By chance we noticed how dear Santa Claus was standing at your door this morning and wanted to pour the champagne into his boots – fortunately we were able to convince him that we could understand a little more about the delivery of such delicacies. Now Nikolaus dedicates himself entirely to the children, and we will surprise you with the legendary champagne Louis Roederer Brut Premier.
The Vidal Fleury Côtes du Rhône AOC is an extremely remarkable wine in many respects. It comes from one of the oldest and most renowned wineries in France. The Rhône-Pope John Livingstone-Learmoth gave him an excellent 4-star rating. At the Decanter World Wine Awards he won three prizes: 95 points & Platinum-Status & Best in Category. There were 16/20 points from Jancis Robinson. 94 BELViNi points from us. Hammer!
Just in time for the 1st of December our big AdventSale starts today, where we present you a Christmassy super wine bargain every day until the celebration. At BELViNi, this means saving a lot of money on 24 days and finding the perfect wine for Christmas dinner, New Year’s Eve, the Christmas party or as a gift for your loved ones. Continue reading Budeguer Cabernet Sauvignon “Tucumen” – the prelude to the great BELViNi-AdventSale
This strong character cuvée from the Languedoc is nothing for delicately strung minds – instead the Mas de Daumas Gassac Pont de Gassac IGP awakens in us the “flesh desire” with its “animalistic” notes of musk, leather and meat! Continue reading Mas de Daumas Gassac Pont de Gassac IGP Rouge
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Who drinks a Fino Sherry from the Manzanilla area, who indulges in one of the most delicious wines produced with Palomino. The Palomino is the perfect base for increased alcohol wines. History / Meaning Good dry sherries are usually pressed from the Palomino Fino. The vine grows in the vineyards of Andalusia on the chalky soil is best. Experts believe that the first Palomino grew only near the port town of Sanlucar de Barrameda, before coming inland to Jerez de la Frontera in the south to El Puerto de Santa Maria.
The Palomino Andalusian origin
The name probably comes from a knight, Fernan Yánez Palomino, who in the 13th Century King Alfonso X. served. After the phylloxera disaster is put on the profitable Palomino, who is now back in retreat. Also in Galicia and is changed Valderorras increasingly on new vines. In Condado de Huelva, the Palomino is made into a dessert wine. Outside of Spain are created with simple mass-Palomino wines, which are distilled or sherry like wines. Especially in Australia (700 hectares) and South Africa (4,500 hectares), the Palomino wines are quite compare with those from Jerez. The world is around 60,000 hectares of vineyards. Cultivation Palomino is read in the sherry area early, so the grapes retain the acidity. Since the Palomino is very profitable, are pressed on the roughly 10,000 hectares, which occupies the Palomino in Andalusia, large quantity of wine. Even in warm, relatively dry regions of the Palomino provides 80hl/ha without problems. The Palomino grapes for themselves are not very aromatic, but develop during the growth of character, gentle and fortified wines. In and around Jerez is the Palomino perfect conditions: a sunny climate, sufficient rainfall and calcareous soil. Ruling not these conditions, although the Palomino provides mass, but rather second class. Expansion / taste Fortified wines are striking palomino in her personality. Fino and Manzanilla are indescribable, a touch of salt and nuts, citrus fruits and spices in the background that are stimulating and collaborative.
A mature Fino (Amontillado) is still nutty, with herbal and spice notes, this is often a hint of raisins to taste. Palomino wines that are not aufgespritet are no more testifying. Facts on Palomino Vine for white wine Worldwide vineyards: 60,000 hectares Producing countries: Spain, Australia (700 hectares), South Africa (4,500 hectares), Argentina, United States (California), New Zealand, Cyprus Serving suggestions: As aperitif wines are fino and manzanilla incomparable, but they taste appetizers (olives, tapenade, salted almonds, other nuts, sushi, tapas) and fish (herring, fish, salads, fish terrines, caviar and hot dishes with fried fish) Synonyms: Albán, El Bayoud, Fransdruif (South Africa), Horgazuela, Jerez fino, Listán (de Jerez), Listao, Palomina, Paulo, Perrum, Sweetwater, Temprano, Tempranilla, French White.
Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon that’s like Laurel and Hardy, like Tintin, like salt and pepper, two belong together. In many red wines, both are combined together. Merlot gives these wines suppleness. Merlot wines are rounder, juicier, more powerful and full-bodied, they are the perfect partner for the tannic Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot wines are, however, likely outside of Bordeaux, and varietal wine produced, particularly in the U.S. these wines are very popular. Merlot wines often have berry-like flavors, while they are usually darker than Cabernet Sauvignon. The fruits go beyond the mere black currant and go up to blackberries, cherries and figs. Also typical of Merlot wine and bay leaves trail of drops, animal odors (leather, fur), and an autumnal forest (withering leaves, undergrowth) are. Occasionally elements of roses are to taste.
As Bordeaux grape is usually called the Cabernet Sauvignon, which speaks twice as large vineyard of Merlot a little against it. As the fruit of the vine are larger in volume results in a still greater preponderance in favor of the Merlot. Only in the Medoc and Graves more Cabernet is grown. Because of the similarities of the two grapes and wines (berry-like flavor, deep color, ripe potential), some experts speculate on the relationship between Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. In addition to these classical similarities, but there are big differences, then the more sugar Merlot, the wines are therefore more alcohol and they have less tannin. In addition, the Merlot grapes at least a week before ripe, it will be read before, in a rainy autumn quite a big advantage. The rapid maturation also means that the sticks used to have fruit, which can have with late frosts in the spring of dramatic consequences, as the years 1956 and 1991 show only too well. The Merlot grape is susceptible to mildew and sifting. In addition, there are problems in cooler regions of the flower. This is also the reason why the Merlot in the northern regions, and therefore rarely found in Germany.
The Merlot grape feels very warm and dry in air is also not too well, but if it’s not too hot and not too cold, providing the outstanding Merlot wines. Merlot wines are grown in France, Australia, Bulgaria, Chile, Italy, Moldova, New Zealand, Romania, Spain, South Africa, Switzerland, Hungary and the United States. Other countries with notable Merlot production include Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Israel, Croatia, Mexico, Portugal, Slovenia and Uruguay.