When I want a red wine that is bright, fruit forward, and relatively low in tannin, I think immediately of Beaujolais, where Gamay is grown on the rolling hills and sedimentary soils of the South, and on the steep granite slopes of the north. The Sullivan Steele is full of peaches,melon, tropical fruit and pink grapefruit. Not News Zealand and not Sancerre, but a Sauvignon Blanc that is something in-between. The acidity is there, but this wine is smooth and bright and delicious with the cheese.
Happy New Year, and please remember to be true to you and the life you want to lead this year — no matter what. Travel by train is something you should experience at least once in a lifetime. A great lens! They’re talking to local mayors and county commissioners, too. And they’re pressing outside groups to spend big on advertising support.
Most of the literature describes 3 main soil types:light filtering sandstone, fluvial sand and shingle; chalky gravel and red clay, red clay and quartzite shingle. As the geologic map and the photos show, there are more. Many vineyards will have more than a single soil type as one walks up the slope.
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