Daily Wine News: The Côte Chalonnaise

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 01-10-2022

The Côte Chalonnaise region. (Wikimedia)

Jancis Robinson on why the Côte Chalonnaise’s day may have come. “Their wines are generally much, much less expensive than those of the Côte d’Or but the soils and elevation are very similar, and many vineyards enjoy the same sort of aspect, facing the rising sun, as most of those on the Côte d’Or. So why are Chalonnaise wines seen as so decidedly inferior? The reasons are more historical and political than geographical.”

In 1965, brothers Robert and Peter Mondavi had a falling-out that culminated in a fistfight at a family dinner that cleaved the California family, and the winery they ran, in two. Allison McNearney has the full tale in the Daily Beast.

In Wine-Searcher, a vertical tasting of Austria’s Schloss Gobelsburg estate takes Margaret Rand on a deep into the history of the estate.

In Wine Enthusiast, Virginie Boone explores Sonoma’s exciting monopoles—a vineyard site from which one producer sources grapes exclusively, a place where no one else has access to make wine.

In the Robb Report, Sara L. Schneider talks to top wine sellers about their picks for winemakers to watch in 2022.

St-Emilion’s wine council has said it will press ahead with the 2022 Classification, despite expressing regret that Angélus has become the third high-profile estate after Cheval Blanc and Ausone to withdraw its candidacy, reports Panos Kakaviatos in Decanter.

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