2016 Vouvray “Le Portail”Champalou
France | Loire
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The Chasselas grape—a specialty of Switzerland, where it represents the most commonly planted white variety and is responsible for some truly spectacular wines—also has a small Alsatian stronghold, with roughly one hundred hectares to its name. Chez Boxler, it is fortunate enough to enjoy a privileged position on the granite slopes of Niedermorschwihr. Here, it becomes the reincarnation of a bubbling mountain spring, zipping across the palate with a refreshing tingle of spritz. Alsatian Chasselas—it’s shockingly thirst-quenching!
When buying red Burgundy, I think we should remember:
1. Big wines do not age better than light wine.
2. A so-called great vintage at the outset does not guarantee a great vintage for the duration.
3. A so-called off vintage at the outset does not mean the wines do not have a brilliant future ahead of them.
4. Red Burgundy should not taste like Guigal Côte-Rôtie, even if most wine writers wish it would.
5. Don’t follow leaders; watch yer parking meters.
Inspiring Thirst, page 174
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