Pineau d’Aunis is one of those grape varieties that some people decry but others are passionately devoted to, including us. Our considered opinion is that there are absolutely no inferior grape varieties – there are just inferior wine makers. There is always a winemaker who can make a great wine […]
Exploring the differences between grape varieties
Folle Blanche is a grape variety used to produce Armagnac and Cognac as well as crisp white wines in the western Loire region of France.
Pinot Auxerrois (as it is known in Alsace) is a very interesting grape for making fresh, low acid, interesting wines. Although Riesling is more widely planted, the area devoted to Auxerrois is increasing every year as can be seen by the graph below. One of the most interesting things about […]
Pupillin is a tiny village that lies at the heart of the Jura wine region. Here, the Ploussard grape variety is king, producing light, flavoursome wines of very high quality. There are three red grape varieties in the Jura – Trousseau, Ploussard and Pinot Noir. Trousseau is a light, expressive […]