Author Archives: HH&C

2018 Schiava Sonntaler, Kellerei Kurtatsch, Alto Adige

I enthusiastically recommended the 2017 release of this wine, but I make no excuse for doing the same thing with the 2018. Schiava, otherwise known as Vernatsch, is the grape variety behind this wonderful, old-vine red from a brilliant co-operative in the Italian Alto Adige. Showing the Alpine freshness of a vineyard at 400 metres, […]

2018 Saumur-Champigny, Domaine des Sanzay

Just because you can drink the Cabernet Franc red wines of the Loire lightly chilled, it doesn’t mean they should be confined to summer (not that I’m giving up on summer yet, as I said last week). With a floral perfume, succulent raspberryish fruit and Cabernet Franc’s hallmark graphite undertow, Domaine des Sanzay’s Saumur-Champigny is […]