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Clement Klur Gewurtzraminer

Clement Klur Katz Gewurtzraminer 2009

An excerpt from Jamie Goode’s wine blog:

“Then we headed off to Katzenthal to meet biodynamic grower Clement Klur. There was a big party taking place, and we only just managed to talk ourselves out of a walk through the vineyards with a comedian dressed as a monk, and instead settled for a tasting with Clement.

The wines here, made from 7 hectares of vines on the steep slopes around the village, were superb. 2009 Riesling and 2010 Pinot Gris from the Grand Cru Wineck Schlossberg vineyard were sensational. Klur’s regular Gewurztraminer 2009 is a rich, brilliant wine. And he makes two super Pinot Noirs: very pale in colour, but fragrant, mineral, light and complex.”

Jamie Goode is the wine journalist at The Sunday Express, the above excerpt is from his WineAnorak blog.

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La Jara Prosecco

Pink Organic sparkling wine and Champagne

La Jara Pinot Grigio Spumante Rose

Matthew Jukes comments in The Mail:

Ten Rosés for Valentine’s Day: “Not many people know this, but pinot grigio has a pink skin (literally ‘grey’ from grigio) and so if you crush the grapes gently you can pick up a stunning pink hue from these organically grown tiptop grapes.  La Jara is jaw-droppingly beautiful and ultra-rare.  Made by a Prosecco genius, this is one of the most alluring fizzies I have tasted in years.”

The Daily Telegraph refers to La Jara as Prosecco royalty. The La Jara Pinot Grigio Spumante Rose as “sheer, unadulterated drinking pleasure laced through with raspberries, wild strawberries and sherbet.”

Matthew Jukes, Wine Columnist at The Mail (12 February 2011)

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Begude Pinot Noir

Domaine Begude

Domaine Begude Pinot Noir, Haute Vallée de l’Aude, France 2010

David Williams comments in The Observer:

You’d be paying a great deal more for this light, elegant red if it came from a starrier French appellation further north, rather than the lesser-known Limoux region of the Languedoc. A genuine bargain, it is subtle and quietly charming, strawberry-scented and silky textured – at its best with light game or, if you’re thinking that far in advance, the Christmas turkey.

 The Observer,