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  • Josh Raynolds on Domaine Charvin

    Josh Raynolds on Domaine Charvin (Antonio Galloni’s 21st March 2017 “Made with whole clusters, fermented and raised entirely in large concrete tanks, the ebullient and ever-curious Laurent Charvin’s wines are always some of the most elegant, highly perfumed and pure wines of the appellation.  At the same time they are reliably deep in flavour and balanced to age, despite their suave, upfront appeal.  In 2015 Charvin made what might...

  • VT tasting with Matt Williamson Bristol

      Photos by Nicci Peet Freelance Photographer Nick describing the next wine at Matt Williamson's dinner/VT tasting at Hamilton House Bristol   Nick with Matt Williamson at Hamilton House   Matt, Claire Thomson and Zee in kitchen   Nick Zee and Matt discussing the evening...

  • Bérèche Rosé Remensis - Revue de Vin de France

    The current edition of La Revue du Vin de France, in which they tasted 100 Rosé Champagnes. Rosé from the likes of Benoit Lahaye, Chartogne-Taillet did really well in the tasting, but the top rated rosé from Vine Trail was Bérèche’s superb, limited release cuvée Campania Remensis which came 2nd equal together with Selosse of the 100 rosé tasted. Made from 40 yo vines grown in Ormes on...

  • Bourgueil Impétueuse - Decanter

    Decanter 2nd November 2016 In an article on Five warming wines for Bonfire Night: Bourgueil Impétueuse 2014 from Bertrand Galbrun was rated with 90 points by James Button Drink: 2016-2020 Alc: 12.5% £13.66 inc VAT Grape Variety: Cabernet Franc Just 3,000 bottles of this certified organic wine are made every vintage, from 45 year old vines. Cassis, herbs and hints of woodiness rise from the glass. On the palate, dense black fruits, powerful yet...

  • Gerard Basset on champagnes

    Gerard Basset on his 16 favourite champagnes in Decanter December 2016 He includes 2 of Vine Trail’s champagnes: Agrapart & Fils, Les 7 Crus NV  (£29.67 exc VAT per bt) This is a grower I’ve followed for a long time and I love serving Agrapart wines in my restaurant.  I have great admiration for its production methods and commitment to excellence.  This is a wine for food, not just for an aperitif –...

  • Decanter Wine Awards 2016

    DECANTER AWARDS 2016 - 96/100 Platinum Best in Category Domaine Rotier, Renaissance -Vendanges Tardives, Gaillac 2012 13.0%   Grape composition: 100% Len de l'El Incredibly honeyed and rich with beautiful botrytised aromas of golden raisins, dates, dried papaya all laced together with a delicate ginger spice. Richly sweet with beautiful creamy peach, honeyed mango and sweet raisined fruit, yet meanwhile remaining light and fluffy on the palate. This 35HA vineyard in the historic region of...

  • Wine Terroirs on Les Trois Petiotes

    Bertrand Celce in Wine Terroirrs on Cotes de Bourg - Les Trois Petiotes WineTerroironTroisPetiotes...

  • Wine Terroirs on Rousset-Peyraguey

    Bertrand Celce in Wine Terroirs on Rousset-Peyraguey WineTerroirsonRoussetPeyraguey...

  • Telegraph Magazine - Chinon Grosbois

    HAMISH ANDERSON ON GROSBOIS CHINON GABARE – Telegraph Magazine April 30th 2016 Hamish Anderson’s tasting notes on Loire cabernet franc Cabernet franc is an important, but often overlooked, component of some of the greatest wines from Bordeaux. In the Loire it gets to show what it can do on its own. It is a grape I naturally warm to as the sun comes out – the inexpensive versions are juicy,...

  • Antonio Galloni on Domaine de la Biscarelle - (see nos 110 & 111 in VT 2015/16 list)

    Producer Profile: Domaine de la Biscarelle (from August 2015 Domaine de la Biscarelle is located in Grès, which lies in the northern sector of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation. Gérard Bouyer founded La Biscarelle in 1984, after leaving his family’snégociant business to start his own venture. In January 2009, Gérard’s daughter and son-in-law, Christelle and Jérôme Grieco, took over the estate. The domaine owns five hectares in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The vineyards are located on the pebbly hills...