Month: November 2020

Cambon La Pelouse 2010

2010 Château Cambon la Pelouse

Château Cambon lies exactly between Château Cantemerle and Château Giscours. Also, their location is the highest hill of Macau, literally on the border of the appellation with Margeaux. Part of the vineyard (6 hectares) is managed organically, but it is not clear about the complete transition. Whether or not any organic grapes have been put into the ‘Cambon La Pelouse’ 2010 bottle is also not clear. The grapes: Merlot (50%), Cabernet Sauvignon (47%) and Petit Verdot (3%) come from the oldest vines belonging to the Château (35 years on average), whose yield is limited to an average of 38 hectolitres per hectare. The year 2010 was relatively dry, but without an extreme summer, which directly influenced the great concentration (the average weight of grapes was 15% lower than in 2009), the beautifully developed aromas and appropriate level of acidity. The maturity of the grapes was checked every day during the harvest period to choose the best moment of the vintage. After double selection and sorting, before the fermentation begins, the grape must did undergo a …

Pandemic Rose Winnica Miłosz

2019 Pandemic Rosé – Winnica Miłosz (PL)

I have the impression that this current ideal moment for the release of a wine label like that is often more eagerly discussed than the content of the bottle itself. I have to admit – it was the label design, basic information about the vineyard and its location that brought me to taste a Polish wine again. Why the series “Pandemic Wines”? Obviously, Krzysztof Fedorowicz does not have a clairvoyant on his payroll to predict what the year 2020 will be like. At the beginning of the year, during archaeological works in Zielona Góra, graves dating back almost 700 years to the time of the Black Death Pandemic were discovered. A few weeks later, virtually the whole world stopped due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The figure of the Pestdoctor on the label and the name “pandemic wine” was a brilliant idea that perfectly fitted into this current, strange reality we live right now. Zielona Góra and its surrounding is a region that has made a significant mark on history for wine in the Central European …