Beyond Burgundy: The New World finds its way with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

From big-fruit ‘varietal wines’ to joyless Burgundy-lite pastiches, the New World has taken a while to get its head around Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. But there is a third way – and it’s working. What does New World Chardonnay taste like? What about classic New World Pinot Noir? It’s a question that was easier to answer in the 1990s, when the ‘international style’ was easy to spot among leaner,…

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Images of Lirac, March 2019

Eric Pfifferling, Domaine L'Anglore   Carbonic maceration lessons with Eric   Ermitage de la Sainte Baume   Plateau de Vallongue, Lirac   Limestone pebbles, Saint-Laurent-Les-Arbres   Rodolphe des Pins, Domaine de Montfaucon   Bush vines planted in 1870, Domaine de Montfaucon  

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