Tag: France

Sparkling Wines, Wine of the Week

Wine of the Week #1532: 2005 Bollinger Champagne “La Grande Annee” 

Bollinger Champagnes are legendary. The name and reputation of this prestigious brand of Champagnes transcends its category and implies a sense of luxury and indulgence virtually incomparable in the world of wine. To accomplish this positioning as a Champagne – a category of wines already a step above the ordinary – is remarkable and is the product of more than its predisposition…

Red Wines, Wine of the Week

Wine of the Week #1528: 2013 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape “Telegramme” 

“Telegramme” is the “2nd wine” of Vieux Telegraphe – one of the noble names of France’s southern Rhone Valley and one of the great wine estates of France. Vieux Telgraphe produces serious wines that are a must-have for serious wine collectors. Their flagship bottling from at Vieux Telegraphe comes from the famous “La Crau” site – a vineyard that would undoubtedly be amongst the very top “Grand Crus” if the Rhone used the same vineyard designation system found in Burgundy.