The Grape Traveler Blog

The versatile Catalan personality of the powerful Pansa Blanca or Xarel-lo grape

Made of what is called the finest white grape of Catalunya Xarel-lo or Pansa Blanca this 2011 Marques de Alella from the tiny, but highly-regarded DO of Alella is certainly a luscious white wine with a high acidity, stone fruit, pear and citrus flavours, some […]

Otello Nero di Lambrusco makes you excited about Lambrusco tasting

In the glass the wine has an extremely dark violet-red colour and creamy foam with a fine and persistent mousse. In the nose the developing aromas of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and cherries with notes of violet, rose hips and some wood create a pleasant sensation […]

A promise kept: Chateau du Tertre 2001 from the highest hills of Margaux

The 2001 Château du Tertre gives a purity and clarity in the glass and in the nose that promises more. The colour is deep garnet with hardly any discolouration. In the nose the black currants and cherries take off well with the oak, aided by […]