Wine & Video: Visiting Maury and Banyuls

Wine and videos series of short videos from around the world about wine delivered to you by Wine Lady; this time - visiting Maury and Banyuls

Last few days were fantastic! I went on a trip to the Midi to visit some of the most beautiful vineyards of Languedoc-Roussillon region. The weather was so good, that I was having lunch outside in a short sleeve! Unbelievable!   Maury I have re-visited Maury with its stunning landscapes and wonderful Grenache and Carignan vineyards. In two videos below you will see some of them, including one of the most beautiful vineyards in Maury with more […]

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Jeff Carrel Goldfisch 2015

Wine Lady Jeff Carrel Goldfisch 2015

I am a huge fan of bone dry Rieslings, especially those from Germany and Austria. Therefore, in general, I keep away from tasting new Rieslings as very often they are too sweet for me. This time, though, I decided to buy a bottle of Jeff Carrel Goldfisch 2015 as I’ve tasted many of Jeff Carrel’s wines before and they were exceptional. This way I found an outstanding French Riesling that I could fill my cellar with!   […]

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Vintage 2015 – harvest update #3

Harvest update Vintage 2015 by Wine Lady

The weather in France hasn’t been nice lately although the new week brings back the sun and it’s very warm at the moment (20-28 degrees). Almost everywhere whites have been already picked and reds are being picked or are still on vines waiting to be harvested at the beginning of October. Time for third harvest update! It’s been more than a week when the weather went bad in Bordeaux- it has been raining every day with lots […]

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2015 harvest report update, 9th of September

We are confident of volume as well as quality of the grapes! Berries are healthy and concentrated, bunches are big and clean and the weather is perfect for picking. I am in touch with winemakers and winegrowers to provide you my harvest report update. Let’s get through what’s going on at the moment: Bordeaux, France Right Bank. Whites (first Sauvignon Blancs) have been already picked and they are fermenting in the wineries. Other Sauvignon Blancs (for fuller […]

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Vintage 2015 – harvest report 2015 update, 1st of September

Two words about what’s going on at the moment! A short harvest report 2015 update for grapes picking Harvest Report 2015, Wine Lady   Bordeaux It looks like we’re picking! Whites for the sparkling base wine has been already picked, some of the Semillons are also already in the winery. Other producers start picking tomorrow and during next few days (depends on the grape variety and the land the vines are grown). The alcohol level may be […]

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La Voute Selection Terroir 2012

La Voute Selection Terroir 2012 is one of the best barrel aged Burgundy-style whites I ever tasted! The older the better, although the wine is also very good and refreshing while drinking young. Below you will find two short tasting notes – one from my last tasting (Jan 2015) and the second one from October 2013, just a while after the wine had been bottled. (January 2015) Thick wine with a golden colour and amazing, fresh aroma. […]

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Pinot Noir by Jeff Carrel 2013

One of the greatest Pinot Noirs I ever had! I had a pleasure to meet Jeff Carrel some time ago and the only one opinion I had after the meeting, was that his wines reflect his character and are his personal business card. Pinot Noir by Jeff Carrel 2013 was an exceptional example of an extraordinary Pinot Noir (not from Burgundy!) and I was surprised with how much I loved it, considering that I am not the […]

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Premiere Bulle Blanquette de Limoux Brut 2012

Privately I am a big fan of sparkling wines from Limoux and the Limoux AOC itself. I appreciate champagne, but sometimes I feel like champagnes are a bit too… overrated… Cremant de Limoux or even less famous Blanquette de Limoux have a magic in them and that’s why I love them so much. Let’s have a closer look at the Premiere Bulle Blanquette Brut 2012 from Limoux! Premier Bulle Blanquette de Limoux is a greeny straw coloured […]

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November’s last weekly blend

Last week was all about good wines, shopping and gifts that made me feel better. In addition to tasting notes of new wines in this post I will write about problems with white wines from 2014 vintage, some new gadgets in my collection and others that I hope you will find interesting. Let’s start with tasting notes of whites from last week. Les Hauts de Smiths 2012 The second wine of Haut Smith Lafitte is a nice, […]

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The ‘weekly blend’ tasting notes – November 2014

This week was once again full of great tasting wine and I enjoyed the diversity of the wines I am lucky enough to taste. Below you will find three tasting notes of new wines that have recently appeared from my cellar. Roche Mazet Syrah-Rose Brut I was very surprised when I realized this was a sparkling rose from the Languedoc. I have never tasted one before and I didn’t know what to expect. The colour was pink […]

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Weekly Blend – November 2014

‘Weekly Blend’ is a new series of posts that I’d like to introduce to my Readers. I plan to publish tasting notes of wines that I tasted recently and I think they are worth knowing about. All my tasting notes show my personal and subjective point of view and I know not all of you will agree with me everytime but I am more than keen on reading your opinions in the comments box under each ‘weekly […]

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