Daily Wine News: Double Stacked

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 09-08-2022

(Credit: Neal Family Vineyards)

“Until you look closely, Mark Neal’s vineyard looks more or less like any other in Rutherford, the prestigious growing region in the geographic center of Napa Valley. But walk into a row of his vines, which are shrouded in lush, green canopies this time of year, and it starts to look stranger. Where there should be one grapevine, there are two: a succession of red grape clusters hanging over a tier of white ones.” In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley reports on “stacked” farming technique, which may be even more necessary as temperatures continue to rise.

Could vine height be another factor in the battle against climate change? In Decanter, Miquel Hudin reports on one Spanish winery’s experiment.

For Terroir Review, Meg Maker talks with Joško Gravner, father of the orange wine renaissance, about his vision, values, and plans for the future—and she illustrates the interview, too.

In Wine Enthusiast, Jeff Siegel on the highs and woes of alcohol’s tree-tier system.

Lauren Mowery explores Burgundian Aligoté in Hemispheres, and highlights the growing cadre of vintners who are producing single-vineyard Aligoté, bottles that are finding favor among sommeliers and open-minded drinkers seeking cost-effective Burgundy wines.

In the Wine Independent, R.H. Drexel visits Scott Becker and Benoit Touquette ate the Nine Suns estate in Napa Valley, which was recently acquired by Realm Cellars.

In Food & Wine, Brian Freedman on the celebrity-made wines and spirits worth trying.

Jancis Robinson shares a handful of recent Riesling tasting notes from Germany, Alsace, New York and Canada.

Mark Stock explores Vermont wines in the Manual.

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