Vines

Indulge your passion: discover the regions and vineyards via our vineyard profiles and find out where we go and who we visit in our regional profiles and trip reports.

Rhone 2017: small but excellent

The Rhone Valley is experiencing a real heyday at the moment with a spectacular vintage in 2015 (particularly in the Northern Rhone) followed by...
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Bordeaux 2016 & 2014 – Retrospective tastings and a c...

I remember tasting the 2016s during En Primeur and finding them incredibly easy to taste, largely due to the tannins being so integrated into...
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Burgundy’s Oldest Clos Vineyard – Chambertin Clos de...

A Vertical tasting of Louis Jadot’s Chambertin Clos de Beze with Head Winemaker Frederic Barnier and The Wine Advocate’s William Kelley. Louis Jadot is arguably...
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Tarlant Champagne Profile

Tarlant Champagne – Champagnes with a unique heritage

A CONVERSATION WITH BENOIT TARLANT, WINEMAKER AT TARLANT CHAMPAGNE Last week, I met up with Benoit Tarlant, the vigneron behind the Curvee Louis and...
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Understanding Rioja – F+R takes a trip to the Ebro Valley

Rioja is a wine I love, so I was delighted when the team and I had the opportunity to visit the heart of Spain’s...
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A Servant of the Soil: Vérité’s Pierre Seillan puts ...

“Terroir! Terroir! Terroir!” is something we always hear when trying to understand the nuances of fine wine. Whilst it remains very much a French...
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In Conversation with: Annalisa Florian, Venissa Wine Ambassa...

After discovering Venissa, the “walled vineyard of Venice”, on our recent travels, we invited their Wine Ambassador Annalisa Florian to our London offices to...
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Designing It Differently: Five Unique Wineries

Great wineries come in many guises. Cutting-edge, contemporary architecture always turns heads, creating monoliths to winemaking on the landscape. Yet there are also plenty of...
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Champagne Philipponnat – Clos des Goisses

Last week Charles Philipponnat, owner of the iconic Clos des Goisses vineyard, stopped by the F+R offices to showcase the latest vintage from his...
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wine harvest 2018

2018 Harvest Report

Another early harvest gets under way this week in much of Europe, marking the end of the fourth consecutive warm (or “solar”) year in...
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Petrus – “The Vinous Holy Grail”

In our previous producer profiles we’ve focused on the five Bordeaux first-growths. Now, we turn our attention to the equally mighty Petrus, the star...
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Brunello di Montalcino – The Young Minds of Montalcino

Trying to reach Sangiovese’s true potential in Montalcino Sangiovese, like Pinot Noir, is very much susceptible to over-cropping and in recent years has been...
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