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2018 Weingut Knoll Riesling Kabinett Ried Pfaffenberg Steiner.  Electric.  

I had the pleasure of having an unplanned visit with Emmerich Knoll after getting into a chat with him at one of his vineyards.  It is a surprisingly informal home-centered operation - we sat in his kitchen for an entire afternoon while he led me through a vineyard exploration of his wines.  What particularly impressed me was the range of spiciness he gets from all the parcels of land.  Unfortunately, some of the quantities are tiny but I managed to walk out with an armful of wines I found especially interesting.

@otw posted:

I had the pleasure of having an unplanned visit with Emmerich Knoll after getting into a chat with him at one of his vineyards.  It is a surprisingly informal home-centered operation - we sat in his kitchen for an entire afternoon while he led me through a vineyard exploration of his wines.  What particularly impressed me was the range of spiciness he gets from all the parcels of land.  Unfortunately, some of the quantities are tiny but I managed to walk out with an armful of wines I found especially interesting.

Very cool.  

Last night:

2015 Ferme de la Sansonniere La Lune Amphores - dissapointing.  Too much 'natural' lambic funk and zero chenin.  

1999 produttori reserva pora - first glass was tannic, with a nice mint lift on the backend with typical barbaresco notes.  Unfortunately my only glass as Mrs. VeV decided she 'detected oxidation' and poured it down the drain.  A heated exchange followed with accusations of 'its just a bottle of wine' and 'youre the one that turned me into a wine snob'.  As dinner was hitting the table i went and grabbed...

1997 Fontodi chianti classico.  Lovely.  Great reminder of why i cellar chiantis.  Not poured down the drain.

 

over the weekend...

2019 Eduardo Torres Acosta Versante Nord Uve Bianche

2017 Eduardo Torres Acosta Versante Nord Nerello Mascalese

2018 Rene & Agnes Mosse 'Les Bonnes Blanches'

2018 Rene & Agnes Mosse 'Chico'

Equipo Navazos La Bota Manzanilla 82 'florpower mmxv'

All good.  The Versante Nord blanc needed a ton of air.  the first glass seemed like another failed experiment in natural winemaking so i put it back in the fridge.  The next day it had completely transformed into a lovely etna bianco.  Mrs. VeV and I were really pleased with the rosso as well.  Not sure if the QPR is there relative to other good etna wines these days.  Both Mosse showed well and am going to revisit them this evening.  Equipo Navazos is always very good imo and this was perfect for afternoon snacks of nuts, chips and smoked grouse.

2018 Treasure Hunter Kitfox Vineyards Summer Fling Russian River Vermentino

This is a delightful white that is made from a grape you do not normally see out of Italy. All vermentino lovers should seek this out. Beautiful balance of fruit and acidity. The business model of Treasure Hunter is one that I like. They work with several wineries and vineyards and make high quality affordable wines throughout California. Try and find this. Anyone try this wine recently?

IW

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