Wine project Essay

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Wine project

Valais is known for its exceptional climate, whereby the mountains stop most of the rainfall, but create ‘foehn’ winds which assists in the late autumn months with the essential ripening process of late varieties of grapes. Almost continuous sunshine for most of the year attributes to hot and dry summers, while winters can be cold and snowy, even on the lower levels of the valley, yet the frost, which is usually the worst enemy of winegrowers, is rare, as the seasons change gradually, not abruptly. Soil Composition

Light, well-aerated soil, poor in clay. This warms up rapidly in sunshine but does not retain water very well. The soil composition varies from plot to plot, diversity due to the geological upheavals, which occurred in this region. Type of wine

Rose wine
Character of the wine
Dry, full bodied, typical flinty taste
Food harmony (2 dishes)
Seared cod with red wine sauce,

Sautéed chicken with wild mushroom.
Commercial argumentation
This beautiful Pinot Noir opens up with very aromatic flavors. It is essential summer wines, easy to drink fresh and fruity. It has a lovely red fruit aromas with the smooth end. Cost& sale price

2009 Dôle Blanche, Charrat, Verteys
Price: 14 Chf.

References:

Swiss Wine Growers Association. (1994). All About Swiss Wine. Geneva: OFD Communications.

artisan-vigneron.ch. (n.d.) Retrieved February 26, 2013, from http://www.artisan-vigneron.ch/vins.html

Château Brane-Cantenac

Appellation
Château Brane-Cantenac
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub Region
Margaux
Village
Margaux
Estate Vineyard/ Grand cru
Brane Cantenac
Grape(s) Variety(ies)
Cabernet Sauvignon 65%, Merlot 30%, Cabernet Franc 5%
Climate conditions
Bordeaux has a warm summer and long mile autumns, but suffers plenty of

rainfall. In vineyard terms, it is a marginal climate, where grapes need a good site and a good year to ripen fully. Soil Composition

Deep gravel from the quaternary era, with white gravel, sand and less clay. Type of wine
Bordeaux-style red blend
Character of the wine
The wine has leafy, blackcurrant aromas a flavorsome but light wine for the vintage. Food harmony (2 dishes)
Ratatouille, Roast duck with fig and orange sauce.
Commercial argumentation
A gorgeous deepest violet color by far that is made from world- quality grapes; Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. It will deliver wines of charm and fine texture rather than brute power. It is blend in Bordeaux style, but don’t lack of attentiveness and structure. The wine is aged for eighteen months with the love and care from the wine maker. This wine could be considered as the most sophisticated as the wine is built in a long hue, and still very much on the way to go further. Cost& sale price

1988 Chateau Brane-Cantenac, Margaux, France
Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in CHF
Average: 85CHF   From: 55CHF   To 120CHF

References:

Crook, S. (2009). The complete Bordeaux. Great Britain, Octopus publishing group.

Wine-searcher.com. (n.d.) Retrived February 26, 2013, from http://www.wine-%09searcher.com/wine-8-1988-chateau-brane-cantenac-margaux-france

Chambertin

Appellation

Chambertin
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Sub Region
Côte de Nuit
Village
Gevery-Chambertin
Estate Vineyard/ Grand cru
Gevery-Chambertin Grand Cru
Grape(s) Variety(ies)
Pinot Noir
Climate conditions
Relatively hot, dry summers and cool, crisp winters. Particularly in summer, this climate type brings high diurnal temperature variation, which helps to maintain a balance between natural sugars and acidity in the wines. Soil Composition

The soil varies depending on how high up the hillside the vineyard is located. The primary component is limestone, mixed with some clay and flint. The amount of clay decreases in site higher up the hill Type of wine

Red wine
Character of the wine
Chambertin is full, firm and austere at the outset and structured and fleshy, with initial flavor of black fruits, liquorice and coffee beans, mellowing into something rich, concentrated, generous and warm-hearted when they mature. Food harmony (2 dishes)

Beef wellington, Cheese soufflé
Commercial argumentation
The most prestigious and luxury wine produced from Burgundy, France with the deep colored, full body, smooth and very complex red wine from the world famous Pinot Noir. The wine is made at the northern end of the Côte d’Or,

with the rich of soil and perfect amount of sun, these factors render Chambertin to be named as “King of Wines”. It offers a strong and rigid structure with the hints of black berries fruits, and coffee beans, blended together until reached the top of quality. Chambertin is full of flavor and powerful in aromas that will definitely deliver the pleasure to anyone who taste it. Cost& sale price

1988 Domaine Armand Rousseau Pere et Fils Chambertin Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, France: Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in CHF
Average: 1,083CHF   From: 885CHF   To 1,362CHF

References:
Anderson, P.J., (2012). About wine. USA, Curio Press.

Coates, C., (2008). The wine of Burgundy. University of California Press

Wine-search.com. (n.d.) Retrieved February 26, 2013, from http://www.wine-searcher.com/wine-37013-1988-domaine-armand-rousseau-pere-et-fils-chambertin-grand-cru-cote-de-nuits-france Laurent Perrier “Alaxandra rosé”

Appellation
Laurent Perrier “Alaxandra rosé”/ Champagne
Country
France
Region
Champagne
Sub Region
NA
Village
NA
Estate Vineyard/ Grand cru
Laurent Perrier
Grape(s) Variety(ies)
Pinot Noir 80%, Chardonnay 20%

Climate conditions
Champagne is a cold place, at the northern climatic limit of grape growing, a factor that leaves the grapes with low tannins but a particularly fine varietal aroma. Sometimes July and August will be hot, and occasionally September and October will be warm. Soil Composition

The prominent soil type is chalk, though this is not always visible in the surface Type of wine
Champagne, rosé
Character of the wine
A pale salmon pink with an orange tinge. Complex and powerful, the first aromas are reminiscent of strawberry jam. These are followed by floral notes such as rose petal. Lively and crisp, with dominant flavors of red berry fruit such as wild strawberries. Full-bodied, with a velvety texture and a finale showing hints of dried apricots and orange peel. Food harmony (2 dishes)

Duck in bilberry sauce, Green salad with Caviar and smoked salad Commercial argumentation

A lively rosé champagne from the world famous Pinot Noir blended with another well-known Chadonnay in a perfect combination. Laurent Perrier “Alaxandra rosé” reached the top quality to be one of the best rosé champagnes in the world. The wine offers the flavor of red berries and wild strawberry with the hints of dried apricots and orange zest. It has kept its freshness while building the element of toasty and maturity which renders the taste to be crips, and powerful in aromas. The full-bodied, elegant champagne with a smooth texture and a complex finish will never disappoint anyone. Cost& sale price

2004 Laurent-Perrier Grand Siecle Alexandra Rose Millesime, Prestige Cuvee Champagne, France: Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in CHF
Average: 275CHF   From: 275CHF   To 276CHF

References:

Kolpan, S., & Smith B.H., & Weiss M. A., (2010). Exploring wine. USA. Willey Press.

Wine-searcher.com. (n.d.) Retrieved February 26, 2013, from
http://www.wine-searcher.com/wine-16145-2004-laurent-perrier-grand-siecle-alexandra-rose-millesime-prestige-cuvee-champagne-france

Lauren-perrier.com. (n.d.) Retrieved February 26, 2013, from http://www.laurent-perrier.com

Mondavi private selection Meritage

Appellation
Monterey County
Country
USA
Region
California
Sub Region
Central coast
Village
NA
Estate Vineyard/ Grand cru
NA
Grape(s) Variety(ies)
72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot, 8% Malbec, 7% Cabernet Franc, 2% Merlot Climate conditions
The 2008 growing season on California’s Central Coast was one of great variety. Flowering was on the late side due to winter drought and a strong frost in late March. Summer temperatures were inconsistent, alternating between cool and excessively hot. Soil Composition

Sandy, well-drained soil
Type of wine

Red wine
Character of the wine
The wine offers lavish dark plum, black cherry, and blackberry aromas along with a velvety texture and succulent mid-palate flavors. Its finish is impressively long and enhanced by well- integrated tannins. Food harmony (2 dishes)

Grilled rib eye with garlic butter, Osso Bucco
Commercial argumentation

With the brilliant invention of Robert Mondavi, he created the wine with Bordeux style and presented it into a very nice wine. The wine is an amazingly rich with the dark plum color, yet tasteful and easy to drink. It consists of five different Bordeaux red varieties; Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot that were blended in the perfect combination until reaching the same quality as Bordeaux wines. Cost& sale price

2008 Robert Mondavi Winery Private Selection Meritage, California, USA Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in CHF
Average: 10CHF   From: 7CHF   To 13CHF

References:

Kolpan, S., & Smith B.H., & Weiss M. A., (2010). Exploring wine. USA. Willey Press.

Robertmodavi.com. (n.d.) Retrieved February 26, 2013 from http://www.robertmondavi.com/rmps/wines/our_wines/meritage/

Wine-searcher.com. (r.d.) Retrieved February 26, 2013 from
http://www.wine-searcher.com/wine-77785-2008-robert-mondavi-winery-private-selection-meritage-california-usa

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