Wine Wednesday: Chateau d’Oupia Les Heretiques Pays D’Herault 2016

This Wine Wednesday is dedicated to Chateau d'Oupia's Les Hérétiques Pays D'Herault 2016. Made with old vine Carignan, it is lovely with dark plum fruit aromas, earth and spice in the mix. According to the website of their importer, Louis Dressner, "half of the wine is fermented in barrel with a maceration of 30 days.... Continue Reading →

Italian Indigenous Varieties: Negretto Nero from Emilia Romagna

This week's indigenous variety is called Negretto Nero. It hails from Emilia Romagna and is generally seen around the province of Bologna and in the hills near Ravenna. The name comes from the fact that the grape is very dark skinned. I've never had a wine made from this variety but it is said to... Continue Reading →

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