Category Archives: Quinta da Romaneira

Some Thoughts about Douro Red Wines

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It is now nearly nineteen years that I have been responsible for looking after Quinta do Noval, and eight years since with a group of private investors we acquired Quinta da Romaneira. Although I am based here at Château Pichon-Longueville Baron in Bordeaux, I lost my heart to the Douro a long time ago, and return [...]

About alcohol levels in wine: A great red Bordeaux should be fresh, balanced, fine, delicate and aromatic.

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I am often asked to comment on the issue of alcohol levels in wine, and so I thought I would take the opportunity to put down some thoughts on this question. I can only really comment in the context of the vineyards that I look after, and it seems to me that the issue is [...]

A Vinexpo evening with a difference

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It was Vinexpo here in Bordeaux last week. A large number of the world’s wine producers and distributors together with international wine journalists and this year a good few high flying sommeliers descended on Bordeaux from Sunday to Thursday. I actually thoroughly enjoy this week, though days can be a little bit long with dinners [...]