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One of the most serious English Sparkling producers. This historic estate has been in the Goring family since 1743. The tiny 16-acre vineyard is close-planted on a steep south-facing chalk escarpment described as 'similar to the Côte des Blancs' in Champagne. The fruit is picked very selectively with quality being the absolute focus. The grapes are pressed gently using a traditional Coquard press. After three years on the lees this wine, composed of 45% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay & 22% Pinot Meunier, is hand disgorged and balanced with a minimal dosage of just 4g/L. It has a fine counterbalance between toasty richness and power from the wines élevage in Burgundian French Oak barrels, with racy acidity, tension and a focused chalky minerality.

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Wednesday
Jun272007

Castiglion de Bosco

Outstanding Brunello that just arrived at our warehouse...

2001 Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino ($34.99)

91 points Wine Spectator: "Beautiful blackberry, cherry and lightly toasted oak on the nose. Full and silky, with berry and cherry flavors and fine tannins. Balanced. Best after 2008." (04/06) K&L's notes - 4 Four Stars! Plum and spice, sweetness and fresh leather waft delicately out of the glass. Its complexity seems restrained, yet is really more pacific as you might see in the placid face of the Dalai Lama, so full of character but no need to brag. In the mouth the wine is thick, concentrated and powerful, yet overwhelmingly supple, not loud just big, strong and confident. The wine with this sort of description could have nothing but excellent balance and this leads to a wonderfully complex, long finish. The wine reminds me of an elegant, sophisticated, country Lady, whose power is subtle but far reaching. Age 3-5 years and then drink over the next 15+ years. 2,916 cases produced. (Greg St.Clair, K&L Italian buyer)

1999 Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino Campo del Drago ($63.95)

92 points Wine Spectator: "Plenty of crushed blackberries with hints of minerals. Very clean. Full-bodied, with layers of fine tannins and a long caressing finish. A beauty. Very well done for this estate. One to watch in the future. Best from 2005 through 2010." (Web only, 2004)

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