Monday, 30 April 2007

New Wines for May 2007

New wines will be available from Systembolaget on Wednesday May 2nd (well mostly; there is another "delivery" on May 14th). Wines I will try (good value and within my budget) are :

  • Chakana, Malbec Rose, 2006
  • Chateau d'Aqueria Rose, 2006
  • Villa Wolf, Pinot Noir, 2006
  • Kuenstler, Reichestal Pinot Noir, 2006
  • Zisola, Marchesi Mazzei, 2005
  • Les Perruches, Domaine de la Cotelleraie, 2005
  • Rietburg Creation, Grauer Burgunder Trocken, 2006
  • Tourquinheiras, Vinho Verde Reserva, 2006
  • Brennfleck Iphoefer Kronsberg, Silvaner Kabinett Trocken, 2006
  • Samos, 2005, Union Cooperatives Samos
Tasting notes will be published as I consume these "interesting"-looking wines.

I just got the latest newsletter from Vinunic. These guys have to be the best importers in Sweden; great selection of wines at great prices. I am trying to join their wine club right now (just waiting for a response having filled out the registration form). One interesting looking wine on their new release list is the Zind 2004 from Zind Humbrecht of Alsace. It is 70% Chardonnay and 30% Auxerois. I might give this one a try. It claims to have undergone fermentation in old oak barrels so no oak should be apparent. I guess this is to add extra complexity via oxygen transfer. I hate oaky white wines so I hope this is true. It got an 89 from Wine Spectator and there was no mention of heavy oak. I just hope the Systembolaget haven't sold out (or that I haven't ran out of money) by the time this is available and I get to the shop after work.

Website : Systembolaget Varunytt May 2007
Website : VinUnic "Våra vinner" May 2007

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