Daily Wine News: Priorat’s Evolution

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(Flickr: noviceromano)

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In the New York Times, Eric Asimov explores Priorat reds. “From its modern inception, Priorat has generally been a burly wine, rich and alcoholic, as garnacha and cariñena, also known by their French names grenache and carignan, can often be. Yet over the last 20 years it has rarely stayed the same… As it has changed, has Priorat’s innate identity emerged? Or is this another in an series of metamorphoses, determined by whatever drives wine styles?”

Riesling, the grape most associated with Alsace and Germany, has found a home in Bordeaux, reports Sophie Kevany in Meininger’s. “In a surprise move, St Emilion’s Château Petit Val announced it will produce about 600 bottles of Bordeaux-grown Riesling under Vin de France (formerly French Table Wine) regulations.”

“Legendary winemaker Jean-Bernard Delmas, best known for his decades of work at Bordeaux first-growth Haut-Brion, [has] died,” reports Suzanne Mustacich in Wine Spectator. “He was 83.”

Antonio Galloni shines a spotlight on Rosso di Montalcino in Vinous.

In SevenFifty Daily, Rémy Charest looks at the ways vintners use cover crops in vineyards to help improve soil health and reduce costs.

In the Daily Camera, Doug Brown finds that cabernet franc can stand up to Colorado’s climate.

In Wine Enthusiast, Kristine Hansen ponders the benefits of merging meditation with wine tasting.

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