VOLUME 9, ISSUE 38
February 22, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard: A Description & Vertical Tasting Tasting Aged Williams Selyem Pinot Noir: Bottled Surprises Pinot Noir “Clone 95”: Dick Erath Revives an Old Treasure Failla Wines Sips of Recently Tasted Wines Hearty Burgundy Celebrates 50 Years Tasting Rooms Threatening to Overtax Healdsburg and Sonoma Pinot Briefs
Arnaud de la Chanonie is a wine wholesaler in France. His family has vineyards in Auvergne, which is considered part of the greater Loire region but is actually closer to the vineyards of Northern Rhone than to the Loire River. The vineyards are on steep hillsides with soils of volcanic origin with basalt, clay and limestone. One of the producers Arnaud represents in France is Chateau St. Cosme in Gigondas. Arnaud is friends with the winemaker, Louis Burruol, who he met at school. Arnaud enlisted this talented winemaker to make his Vin de Pays du Puy de Dome Pinot Noir.
The wine is fermented with natural yeasts and then racked to a stainless steel tank for 9 months before bottling. The final product is light-bodied and fresh with primarily red cherry fruit.
125 cases of the 2008 vintage were imported to the United States with a retail price of $14.98.
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