Now that the Franschhoek Literary Festival has put the RM Williams into the goolies of SA wine writing by wastepaperbasketing the 20 entries for the annual Franschhoek Wine Writers Prize this year, it looks like SA wine will increasingly have to rely on the likes of Guy Collins who writes on SA wine for Bloomberg [...]
Jose Dhondt is a grower producer ( RM) with vines set between the Cote des Blancs and Sezannes regions and turned to producing his own wines in 1974. The vines are tended to without chemicals, fruit is harvested at low yields and fruit is heavily sorted before selected for production. He even uses an old, traditional, [...]
Got some fresh, orange peel-stuffed sausages from the local butcher ready for the broiler and a glass full of Hungary's finest juice to fuel the chef.
It's not too early to start drinking like its summertime.
133. Castelli Romani DOC Lazio ( RM, LT)
134. Cellatica DOC Lombardia (BS)
137. Cesanese di Affile I Affile DOC Lazio ( RM)
139. Cilento DOC Campania (SA)
141. Circeo DOC Lazio ( LT)
142. Cirò DOC Calabria (KR) …
Growers known as Recoitant-Manipulants (look for RM on the bottle), grow and harvest their own fruit and make their own wine. Rich shared some statistics underscoring the fact that most Grower Champagne stays in France. Even though of all the Champagne imported into the United States only 3.7% is Grower Champagne, it is a rapidly growing segment of this French bubbly export market.
I like them because of the unique profiles. Grower Champagnes are more reflective of their …
…was made by a grower if the initials RM appear somewhere on the front or back label; RM stands for Recoltant-Manipulant , literally, "harvester-maker." You can see that imprint in tiny type at the bottom of this label for the Paul Bara Brut Réserve, my selection for the Fourth Day of Christmas, which is also, incidentally, Childermas or the Day of the Holy Innocents, referring to the children of Bethlehem under the age of two slaughtered by Herod's soldiers. …
A( RM) producer and it seems quite a few Australian wineries are getting in on the act and importing a bit of fizz. Importer: via (I forget the name of the actual importer).
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Champagne Jean-Pierre Legret
Jean-Pierre Legret NV Champagne Brut Tradition ($43) 90
In contrast, Growers , also known as Recoitant-Manipulants ( RM), must harvest their own grapes and are only allowed, in limited circumstances, to purchase up to 5% of their grapes. In 2010, Growers produced about 23% of all Champagne, an amount which has not varied much during the last ten years, but most of this Grower's Champagne remains in France. For example, only 3.7% of the Champagne imported to the U.S. is produced by Grower's. Thus, we see very little …
Growers, also known as Recoitant-Manipulants ( RM), must harvest their own grapes and are only allowed, in limited circumstances, to purchase up to 5% of their grapes. In 2010, the Houses produced about 69% of all Champagne but Growers produced about 23%, with Cooperatives producing the rest. During the last ten years, these percentages have changed little, maybe by 1-3%. The problem is that most of the Grower's Champagne remains in France. In the U.S., only about 3.7…