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Tasting at Tenuta Le Calcinaie

May 24th 2018

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The prospect of a wine tasting at Tenuta Le Calcinaie on a Monday, the day after our wedding, seemed a little foolhardy as we drove past San Gimignano, especially given the tasting was deep in the Tuscan countryside down a winding track that I’d never driven down before at 3pm in the afternoon. Thankfully any worries I had with regards to our enthusiasm or this being a poor idea were immediately dispersed by Simone Santini’s warm welcome, vivacious spirit, and frankly delicious wines.

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Bordeaux En Primeur 2017 | Day 4 | Pessac-Leognan & a little St Julien

April 13th 2018

Goedhuis team with Veronique Sanders and Gabriel Vialard of Ch.

Day four of our Bordeaux En Primeur 2017 trip sees us staying close to the city in the neighbouring appellation of Pessac-Léognan, starting with Château Haut Bailly. We are greeted at the estate by technical director, Gabriel Vialard, who walked the team through the vineyards and cellars en route to their tasting room which overlooks the vines.

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Bordeaux En Primeur 2017| Day 3 | St Émilion & Pomerol

April 12th 2018

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After a mixed second day where the communes of St Julien, Margaux and Pauillac delivered strong glimpses of real quality, today we head over to the right bank to focus on the twin appellations of St Émilion and Pomerol. First up, our traditional early morning visit to Jean-Pierre Moueix to taste a wide range of  St Émilion and Pomerol 2017s. Clearly the element of this vintage is the presence of tannins, adding structure to the wines. 2017 is like a modern day 1988 – they all have their reserved subtleties; they will never be exuberant wines, however they are really…

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A visit to Ridge Monte Bello

April 12th 2018

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It’s not just the buyers and sales team who love great wine at Goedhuis – en route to the ski slopes of Lake Tahoe our Financial Controller, Dan Lane, stopped off at Ridge and sent back this report: A fantastic trip to Ridge Monte Bello today. The winery is at the very top of the San Jose mountain range looking down on the San Andreas fault line and Silicon Valley with the new Apple HQ in view. Ridge are very proud that they make their wine with minimal intervention, letting the natural yeasts work.

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