The future of wine, is seemingly up

by  |  19-11-2014

For anyone who hops around the wine world, you start to notice a common thread which is that the highest elevation vineyards produce some of the most interesting wines. It’s not a fact that they produce the “best” wines as that is largely dependent on taste (Côte de Nuits in Burgundy is below 300m and produces some very highly regarded bottles for instance), but to quote Jaume Roca of the very excellent Ficaria Vins in the high altitude village of La Figuera, “they’re just different”. This is largely true as seen with Priorat where exciting vineyards are found at 700m like Les Manyes from Terroir al Límit, Les Garnatxes de Scala Dei, Els Escuçons from Mas Martinet, and others. In Etna in Sicily, it’s on the slope of the volcano at 800m where the freshest vines are found. In Israel, most everyone agrees that the highest quality vineyards are those […]
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