Daily Wine News: Moon Mountain

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 08-07-2023

Monte Rosso Vineyard on Moon Mountain. (Source: Turley Wine Cellars)

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Sara Schneider explore Sonoma’s Moon Mountain District. “For all the character and complexity of Moon Mountain District wines, the AVA has largely gone unnoticed — except for one historic vineyard in the heart of the region: Monte Rosso.” 

In Meininger’s, Chris Lost assesses the challenging times ahead for Washington State wine. “Growth over the last 30 years has been extraordinary: from 100 wineries to over 1000, from 4,500 hectares of vines to over 20,000 ha today. In terms of area under vine, it’s not far behind Burgundy. Until recently, this was the sign of an industry in the rudest of health and Walla Walla, the town at the heart of the vineyards was booming. But there has been a feeling for a while that things have grown too far too fast, with an imbalance between supply and demand.”

A warming Champagne means a change of approach, and for Roederer, it meant dumping the non-vintage blend. “All the rules we learnt don’t work any more,”Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon, chef de cave of Roederer, told Margaret Rand in Wine-Searcher.

In the New Yorker, Lauren Collins explores the rise of vière in Paris, a mix of vin and bière drunk from a wineglass, whose name, its creators say, started out as a joke.

In Wine Enthusiast, Christina Pickard highlights the best Long Island wineries to visit right now.

Jamie Goode explores the cellars of Cava’s Codorníu.

Jancis Robinson explores the ageability of South African wines.

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