18 April 2014

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Stéphane

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Stéphane now farms 15 parcels of Cornas, varying in size from small to very small to very small indeed. Nonetheless they run the stylistic gamut, from 50-year-old vines high on the plateau to steeper hillside plots to the south of the village. The decision on whether or not to de-stem is made parcel by parcel and the wine is matured in barriques of four years of age, bought from our mutual friends at Chateau la Nerthe. Sweet and savoury notes vie for attention, teasing the palate with …

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By David Driscoll of Blog 21 days ago.
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The outlaw of Cognac is the master blender Stephane at Michel Forgeron. He is doing it his way in Grand Champagne. This is the big region for Cognac. It has the most chalk in the soils and makes the longest lived, fanciest stuff you can find. Common practice dictates Cognac is blended down to 40%, Stephane is not so common, however. He thinks adding that much water kills the spirit, it tastes better at higher proof, so thats what he does. Cask strength whisky drinkers rejoice: …

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Our 2012 Rhône Vintage Recommendation: Favourite Condrieu

Subtle and lifted, this has gorgeous flower and peach notes. With great balance on the palate, this has power and finesse in wonderful combination. It has spicy ginger notes, and is fruity, yet dry and fresh. It's long and linear - really stunning stuff.

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From Malleval, in the south of the appellation, Stéphane's superb Condrieu, its vines located at over 300 metres. …

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By Andy Besch of Organic Wine Journal 3 months ago.
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…the winery, in Cahors, as well as the name of this particular cuvée. Stephane and Veronique Azemar make three cuvées on their seven hectare winery situated on the Lot River, where their total production is only 12,000 bottles, and their 40 year-old vines are farmed organically. Grass covering the entire land is weeded by Oussant sheep, who serve not only as good weeders, but also as wonderful natural fertilizers. Whatever the sheep don't eat is removed manually, never by machine. …

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2009 St Joseph Rouge, Domaine Michel et Stéphane Ogier Although Finca Allende's 2006 Rioja Tinto and meatballs with Armenian Jajig was an excellent match too. Recipe cards to takeaway were available on the day and were snapped up by customers eager to try them out for themselves.

Nick Page, our enthusiastic shop manager - who is renowned for his food and wine matching expertise - and Graham Goodall of The Cheese Stall conducted the cheese and wine master …

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By Marisa D'Vari of Wine Reviews: A Wine Story 5 months ago.
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Stephane is now the 4th generation to work this domaine in Morey St. Denis, and while his father is still very much in charge, it is the youngest Stephane that leads our tasting today.

The winery is situated in the Cotes de Nuit between Gevrey Chambertin and Chambolle-Musigny. The family uses very natural methods (hand harvesting, no pesticides) and has very good soil, limestone on the bottom and topsoil of clay and chalk.

Stephane took over in 2008 after working with his father …

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By David Driscoll of Blog over 1 year ago.
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…to bottle the wines, and he can be still found wandering the property today, though it is his son Stéphane who has been managing their 20 hectares since 2000. The Vieilles Vignes comes from six different parcels and undergoes whole cluster, semi-carbonic fermentation, which results in a wine comparable to some of the best Cru Beaujolais. Floral and mineral, with tangy cherry and plum fruit, spice accents and a forest floor underpinning, this supple red is balanced and lovely. A great ambassador …

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By Britt of Wine Pictures from BKWine over 2 years ago.
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Burgundy ( Côte d'Or). Today it is run by Edmond Monnot and his son Stephane.

Domaine E Monnot has around 15 hectares of vines. The vineyards are situated in mainly in the Maranges and Santenay appellations in central Burgundy. They have a small winery in the centre of the village of Dezize. The make a range of several different cuvees: AOC Bourgogne, village appellations and premier crus. the whites are made from the chardonnay grape variety and the reds are pure …

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By allan of CellarBlog 3 years ago.
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James Suckling has a great video interview with Stephane Derenoncourt regarding the 2010 vintage (behind a pay wall).

In the interview Derenoncourt says that the 2010 vintage has a different presentation than the 2009 vintage. While the level of alcohol is the same as the 2009 vintage, 2010 has more acidity and firmer tannins, making it even better for aging.

He goes on to say that the 2010 vintage was the easiest has seen in terms of viticulture but one of the most difficult …

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By Fredric Koeppel of Bigger Than Your Head almost 2 years ago.
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Mireille Tissot, founded in 1962. André and Mireille's son Stéphane, after working at wineries in Australia and South Africa, took over the domaine in 1990 and operates it with his wife Bénédicte. They produce 28 wines, each a remarkable distillation of vineyard and grape and frank individuality, the kinds of wines that make a wine-writer think, "Oh, yes, this is why I love wine!" Stéphane Tissot converted the estate to all organic practices in 1999, followed by …

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