Perhaps it’s because t hasn’t popped up on #sommlife or the less-used but seemingly less annoying #awesomm. Or, perhaps it’s just that the punt volat (·) tosses people for a wobbly, but Xarel·lo is still relegated to the “up and coming” category of grapes for reasons that escape me. While lesser examples of it can be oxidized, when made well, it can take on all the verve and “shit yeah” of the finest Chardonnay in Côte de Beaune. Still wines aside, Xarel·lo is one of the three backbone grapes of […]

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