It is only by the grape

It is only by the grape

Oneindig veel wordt er over druiven, druivenrassen, witte, geurige, blauwe of groene druiven geschreven. Een nimmer aflatende stroom van woorden, van druiven.

De druivencommissie van liep in korte tijd verschillende keren regelrecht in een druivenfuik!

Met het  oog op de wijntheorie hier achter, denken ze u blij te maken met de druivenspinsels op het internet.

Daar is bijvoorbeeld de ‘beloved chardonnay’!
“My dear Chardonnay, I know what you’re gonna say, “how can you have had so many loves in one lifetime?”  You probably think that I have serious relationship issues.  But to my defense, I love each of you in a completely different way.  In no way do I let one relationship interfere with the other.  Chardonnay, your juice is light and clear, it is not as aromatic as some of my past red lovers.  I hope you never felt inferior to my other grape loves.  I have always noticed a bit of insecurity in your personality, and may be that is what drew me closer to you.”

pijlBron: Chardonnay!

Zijn rode evenknie is weliswaar de Pinot Noir, maar deze is wel veel minder makkelijk in de omgang. Hoewel het ook hier zo is, dat bijna ieder wijnland tegenwoordig ook in ‘Pinot doet’! De Spätburgunders in de Ahr –Duitsland bijvoorbeeld of de fameuze rode wijn uit Otaga – Nieuw-Zeeland. De Wine Dharma Association heeft zo haar eigen kijk op deze briljante druif!druivenstok

“Pinot Noir is the prince of Trentino Alto Adige. There are three main areas where it has put down deep roots. In Trentino, over the hills north of Trento, near Lavis, there are few winegrowers that bottle excellent wines: they are austere, with elegant grassy essences and highly structured; even if the real deal here are the sparkling wines—Trento DOC—coming from Pinot Noir, which aspire, with Franciacorta and Oltrepò Pavese, to be the king of Italian bubbles.”

pijlBron: Pinot Noir

Snooth praat over “A Value Leader Among Wines”: de cabernet sauvignon. Vanuit het perspectief van de Nieuwe Wereld, Chili!
Cabernet Sauvignon is Chile’s most cultivated grape, with more than 98,000 acres of vines planted. While the character of Chilean Cabernet varies, it often has fresh black fruit and good acidity. Although alcohol levels can be in the 13 to 14 percent range, these wines manage to avoid an overly jammy flavor profile sometimes found in wines from hotter climes. Chilean Cabs are generally not powerful, high tannin wines that need years of aging before being “ready”–they are approachable young, and they’re as easy on the pocketbook as they are on the palate.”
pijlBron: Cabernet Sauvignon