Gérard Perseval combines his extensive knowledge of biodynamic viticulture and his profound respect for nature to create structured and complex wines, treasures in bottles capable of exciting the senses.
The Cuvée No. 742, based on the 2014 vintage, is a gorgeous wine. In this release, the Cuvée seems especially marked by Pinot in both its flavor profile and texture. The 700-series Champagnes are often superb; the 742 is an especially fine edition.
Rich, heady and exotic in its beauty, Corino's 2016 Barolo Rocche dell'Annunziata is a total stunner. All the elements meld together in a rich, sumptuous Barolo that captures the essence of this great La Morra cru.
The Dehours Champagne Brut Grand Rèserve is the result of an assemblage of Meunier Pinot Noir and Chardonnay with a great percentage of vin de rèserve, fermented according to Solera methods, embraced by Jerome in 1998.
The 2014 Barolo is a worthy follow up to the sublime 2013, especially considering the challenges of the year. Lifted, aromatic and approachable, the 2014 shows the more feminine, gracious side of Nebbiolo.
The 2012 Barolo Tre Tine is lifted, precise and gracious, with beams of firm supporting tannin that give the wine its energy and sense of proportion. Rinaldi's 2012 Barolo Tre Tine is super-expressive and gorgeous wine.
The 2014 Barolo Tre Tine is nervous and tightly wound, with good precision and a bit more austerity than is the norm. This wine needs a little bit o patient, there is good delineation to the bright red stone fruit, tobacco and floral notes.
Bouzeron comes from vines situated on the best slopes of the appellations. True to its varietal nature, Bouzeron is a liveley, fruity wine, but it also has a finesse and roundness that spring from the essential nature of the terroir.