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消失的酒友 靠譜的新堡 A Reliable Chateauneuf Du Pape

消失的酒友 靠譜的新堡


以酒會友數十年,新知舊與中,有鐵桿粉絲,也有漸行漸遠。尤其是我近年傾向純天然小農酒莊而疏遠名牌。名牌大莊,故然有保證,但性價比低。

有時名牌也不一定是保障;在2018年就出過教皇新堡假酒醜聞。

眾所皆知,葡萄酒的品牌有分中間商,也有自耕自釀。拉弗米歇爾公司是隆尼河區最大的採購公司之一,為各大中間商提供原酒勾兌灌瓶。2018年,他們的主席紀容力華被控在2013至2016期間以廉價的隆尼河紅酒,充當教皇新堡區的精品酒,售賣給各大馳名中間商,因為拉弗米歇爾歷史悠久,信譽良好,幾乎所有的大中間商都無一幸免,紛紛中伏。涉及的假酒有五百萬加倫!即223萬箱!紀容先以120萬美圓保釋。最後判兩年徒刑。

新堡迷如果喝了2013-2016的新堡覺得不對勁,很可能是中伏酒了!

小農酒莊一般都會用心耕耘,自己的土地自然也會認真。況且酒廠就在葡萄園旁,免卻收成時舟車勞動傷害葡萄,更可以分層採摘,務求葡萄在最佳狀態。情況就如大排檔,鑊氣總比大酒家猛,近廚得食,菜色總是熱辣辣香噴噴!

今次向大家推薦品質十分出眾的小農教皇新堡 ,御林騎2015。莊園有百多年歷史,年產量二千多瓶,風格十分精緻細膩,酒體不如一般新堡的霸氣,高貴雅緻,不遜孛艮地紅。單寧豐富得來幼滑,酒精十分內歛。正式注冊最高級別的生物動力學;性價比奇高。


快閃優惠 Flash Offer

今日起至十二月十九日 From now to 19 Dec 2021

Domaine des Carabiniers Chateauneuf du Pape 2015 0.75
御林騎教皇新堡紅 0.75


Original Price 原價 HKD668

Special Price 特價 HKD488

 

A Reliable Chateauneuf Du Pape

I made friends through wine parties for decades. Some became my die hard fans and some became distant; especially when I tend to collect more grower and biodynamic wine, even though big names sound more reliable but less value for money.

Sometimes big name might not be a guarantee for good quality. The fake wine scandal of Chateauneuf du Pape in 2018 is an example.

Among so many different labels and brands, there are negociants and growers and vintners. Raphael Michel is one of the biggest bulk wine merchant which source wine for producers for blending and bottling. In 2018, their chairman Guillaume Ryckwaert was accused of selling cheap Cote du Rhone reds to most of the big negociants as premium Chateauneuf du Pape. Since Raphael Michel has a long history and a good reputation, nearly all negociants were cheated. 500 million gallons of fake wine, equal to 2.23 million cases, were involved. Guillaume was released US 1.2 million on bail and finally was sentenced to 2 years imprisonment.

If you opened a bottle of Chateauneuf du Pape 2013 to 2016 and found it weird, most probably, you were bamboozled.

Growers always treasure their own land and serious to their grapes. Also, in most cases, the winery is right next to the vineyard, it keeps harvested grapes away from shocking during long distant transportation. Multi layer harvest berries by berries can make sure every single berry was picked at its optimum ripeness. It is similar to dinning on the Chef’s Table and sitting in a splendid dining room. Food smells better in front of the chef.

We are fortunate to have discovered a very lovely Chateauneuf Du Pape rouge by Domaine Des Carabiniers. The vineyard has a history of more than a hundred years. Annual production is around 2000 bottles. Usually Chateauneuf du Pape gives impression of bold, full bodied, powerful and expressive. This one is elegant, delicate with lots of finesse, like a red burgundy. Rich tannin but smooth, and the alcohol is well hidden. It is officially registered Demeter, the highest standard of Biodynamic; and super value for money with such quality.


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