Venite a visitarci! Da vanaerdí, 28.4.17 fino a lunedí 1.5.17 sarò presente alla “American Wines
Factory”, con fantastici vini prodotti da viticoltrici presso Arvinis, il più grande salone di vini in
Julianne Laks - Winery Cakebread Cellars
Eileen Crane - Domaine Carneros
Molly Hill - Sequoia Grove Winery
Sherrie Holzer - CASTORO Cellars
Michelle Lafond - Santa Barbara Winery
Questa volta viaggiamo con un sorso verso la spagna, in una regione della Roja. Troviamo Maria José Lopez de Heredia, la proprietaria di un vigneto che si estende per 170 acri e che produce in media 80 tonnellate di uva all’anno in vendemmia e bottiglie da riserva di alta qualità.
L’azienda ha una lunga tradizione, nelle loro cantine si possono trovare ancora oggi delle bottiglie risalenti al 1883. L’azienda venne fondata dal bisnonno di Maria, uomo che tenne molto alla tradizione e di grande lungimiranza. Sono infatti ancora attivi nella produzione di botti, una tradizione artigianale tramandata nel tempo che permette all’azienda di mantenere il gusto originale del loro vino.
Tra dieci anni l’azienda compirà 150 anni. Maria si sta già preparando al passaggio di testimone, perché si augura che la prossima generazione, la quinta, possa finalmente realizzare tutti i desideri del bisnonno, di cui ovviamente ha ereditato gli ideali a lei molto cari.
Maria vi invita ad andare nella Roja ad assaggiare i suoi vini.
Viña Tondonia Tinto Reserva 2004
Tempranillo (75%), Garnacho (15%), Graciano y Mazuelo (10%)
Vorrei ringraziare la signora María José López de Heredia per la sua gentilezza e il tempo per questa pubblicazione.
Per saperne di più su questo meraviglioso vino e la sua donna enologo visita: www.lopezdeheredia.com
Il vino mi ha dato una seconda possibilità, diventando parte di me. Sono tornata a casa dopo una serie di manifestazione dedicati alle donne nel mondo del vino e ho dovuto scrivere il motivo per cui dedico questo blog, il motivo per cui mi dedico tanto e credo nel sostenere tutte le donne viticoltrici ma, in generale, voglio esprimere il mio riconoscimento a tutte le donne.
E voglio che sia molto chiaro che il mio supporto non è una critica al, al contrario, è quello di camminare mano nella mano con loro, non è una ricerca di uguaglianza in quanto saremo sempre diversi, non è arroganza, perché nessuno può decidere il suo sesso prima di nascere. Semplicemente si tratta di riconoscere alla donna un ruolo che le spetta perché in tutta la nostra storia le donne sono state trascurate in molte decisioni importanti e non sono state apprezzate come una forza di lavoro forte e sicura. Ancora oggi viviamo alcuni svantaggi che il nostro genere ci concede, svantaggi che abbiamo trasformato vantaggi. La ricerca per la realizzazione dei nostri sogni e la necessità di crescere e di essere valutati sta diventando più forte e più evidente, è per questo che stiamo vivendo una rivoluzione femminile.
Il vino mi ha permesso di incontrare e trovare il mio obiettivo, di valorizzare e di applaudire il lavoro delle donne che hanno creduto nei loro sogni e che trasmettono tutto questo con il piacere di condividere una bottiglia di vino. Nella mia ricerca di valorizzazione del lato femminile nel mondo del vino, ho notato che molte donne sono grate al padre, figlio, nonno, fratello, amico, marito, che ha creduto in loro e ha dato loro la motivazione per continuare. Questa per me é una chiara prova del fatto che siamo una forza e abbiamo un grande potenziale creativo e sviluppare senza giudicare le differenze di genere.
Siamo una team in questo mondo. Come donna, voglio semplicemente voglio lasciare un messaggio di sostegno, apprezzamento e affetto a tutte le donne che si alzano ogni giorno e lavorano per realizzare il loro sogno.
Infine voglio ringraziare i miei nonni per il loro infinito amore che mi ha dato la forza, mia madre e m’insegnati, la tenerezza di mio fratello, l'amore di mio marito, l'immensa felicità di mio figlio, la grande compagnia di tutti i miei cari e voglio anche grazie tutte le donne produttrici di vino perché danno alla mia vita un altro significato.
Champagne "La grande année" - Bollinger 2008
Champagne Bollinger, The great year 2008. 75cl.
Terroir: Grand cru: Chaudes Terres and Clos St Jacques, in Aÿ.
People with this personality type are often described as enthusiastic, charismatic and creative. They are also charming, energetic and independent. They excel in situations where they have the freedom to be creative and innovative.
This Champagne leaves very strong traces, it is a real pleasure on the palate combining tenderness on contact with the palate and strong finish. Balance between very rustic fruit and hazelnut notes and freshness defines this champagne and makes it the favorite of people with a champion personality. It will be perfect to enjoy in the company of family and people open to dialogue.
Personality: The champion (Extroverted, Intuitive, Sentiment, Perception).
Champagne Veuve Clicquot Brut by Barbe-Nicole Clicquot-Ponsardin
Champagne Veuve Clicquot - Brut, 75 cl.
Grape varieties: Pinot Noir (45%), Pinot Meunier (40%) and Chardonnay (15%) Terroir: Various Champagne soils.
The producers. They live in the present and are very concerned with making sure things go smoothly, according to the rules. They are attached to tradition, standards and laws. They have strong convictions and expect others to follow these same principles as well.
The directors prefer to drink champagne, of traditional invoice, during the weekend outside of pressure and work. Festive occasions and traditions are the perfect time to open a Veuve Clicquot Brut; it is a classic and elegant champagne of good value for money which turns out to be the perfect champagne for you.
Personality: The director (Extrovert, Feel, Think, Judge).
Champagne Krug - Clos d'Ambonnay 2000 - Maggie Henriquez CEO
Champagne Krug Clos d´Ambonnay 2002, 75cl.
100% Pinot Noir Terroir: Tiny enclosed plot of 0.68 hectare is located in the heart of the village of Ambonnay.
This champagne is for personalities who prefer calm and simple situations. If you don't like solving problems and are always so nice that people take advantage of it, this will probably be your perfect champagne.
You do not like movement and you imagine yourself in your favorite sofa or even in your bed with bread and cheese this Champagne will be your best companion.
Elegant and sweet on the palate developing exotic notes on the palate, it will make you travel without leaving your home.
Personality type: The caregiver (extrovert, smelling, smelling, judging)
Champagne Aurore Casanova Brut by Aurore Casanova
Champagne Casanova, 75cl.
Cuvée Aurora, grape varieties: 45% pinot noir, 45% chardonnay and 10% meunier.
Terroir: Puisieulx, Montagne de Reims
If someone blossoms spontaneously in song and dance, this is the type of artistic personality. The artists get carried away by the excitement of the moment and want everyone to feel the same. No other personality type is as generous with their time and energy as artists when it comes to encouraging others, and no other personality type does it with such an overwhelming style.
We are all stars ...
Artists love projectors and for them the world is a stage. Many celebrities with the personality type "entertainer" are indeed actors, but they also like to put on a show for their friends, chat with a unique and colorful spirit, capture attention and make each outing a party. Quite social, entertainers love the simplest things and there is no greater joy for them than having fun with a good group of friends while savoring this Champagne made for an artist.
The interpreter (extrovert, smell, smell, perceive).
Champagne Taittinger - Nocturne Sec by Vitalie Taittinger
Taittinger Champagne Nocturne Sec, 75 cl.
Grape varieties: 40% Chardonnay and 60% Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Terroir: A blend of around thirty different vintages from several harvests.
“Entrepreneurs” always have an impact on those around them - the best way to spot them at a party is to look for the whirlwind of people who circle around them when they move from group to group. Laughing and having fun with a frank and colorful humor, entrepreneurial personalities like to be the center of attention. If a member of the public is invited to go on stage, the entrepreneurs are busy cheering on the shy friend.
Theories, abstract concepts and fervent discussions on global problems and their implications did not fascinate entrepreneurs for long. They like to talk about what is concrete and better yet, they like to go out and do it. They are men of action rather than thought. Entrepreneurs jump before looking, correcting their mistakes as they go, rather than sitting idly by, anticipating the unexpected and thinking of emergency exits.
It should also be noted that there is little interest in responsibilities among the personalities of entrepreneurs. Champagne Nocturne is a champagne that invites you to party and enjoy the moment with uncomplicated tasting notes. Served at the right temperature in the evening or during a good Sunday brunch, it will always guarantee a beautiful harmony.
The entrepreneur: (Extrovert, Detection, Thought, Perception).
Champagne Pommery - Pink Pop 20cl by Jeanne Alexandrine Pommery
Pink Pop Brut Pommery, Rosé of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. 20 cl.
The Artist !
The adventurous personalities are real artists, but not necessarily in the classical sense of painting exquisite little trees. However, they are often perfectly capable of it. You have to understand that they use aesthetics, design and even their choices and actions to push the limits of social conventions. Adventurers like to upset traditional expectations with spontaneous experiences so this Champagne is perfect for you: a little tradition combined with a slight rebellious touch of sweetness to accompany you on a moment of walk or a spontaneous excursion. You are not likely to store it in your cellar. A last minute purchase for a picnic or to discover an unknown place will fill you and delight your palate.
Personality: The artist (introverted, smelling, smelling, perceiving)
Champage De Sousa - Umami by Charlotte de Sousa
Champagne De Sousa Bio - Umami, 75 cl.
Grape varieties: 50% Chardonnay 50% Pinot Noir. Terroir: 50% Avize, 25% Aÿ and 25% Ambonnay.
The flexible… .. A rare and fun personality, who loves everything, who suits everything and who rarely gets angry. His motto in life would be "there are no problems, there are only solutions".
For the flexible, fear, pain, sadness are just a moment and an emotional state without any transcendence. He finds good times and opportunities in all circumstances. He enjoys all seasons of the year and almost all styles of cooking.
So here is your Champagne. A classic organic champagne that is not complicated and can be paired at any time. A champagne that everyone loves and that is in tune with even the most demanding palates. It is characterized by sweet and bitter notes with a long and elegant salty finish.
Personality: The flexible
Champagne Duval-Leroy - Petit Meslier 2007 by Carol Duval Leroy
Champagne Duval-Leroy Precious Plot Petit Meslier Vintage 2005, 75 cl.
100% Petit Meslier
Terroir: Marne Valley.
No one likes the mental combat process more than the "Debater" personality type, as it gives them a chance to exercise their mind quickly, with ease, to draw on their large accumulated knowledge base and their ability to connect disparate ideas to prove their points. Debaters are the devil's ultimate defenders, thriving on the process of shredding arguments and beliefs and letting the ribbons drift in the wind so everyone can see them. However, they do not always do it because they are trying to achieve a goal or even a deeper strategic objective. Sometimes it's for the simple reason that it's fun.
Le petit meslier is a little-known grape variety perfect for a personality who likes challenges. This champagne turns out to be a real challenge in the mouth with its strange notes but which please a lot: there is material to give your opinion to wine lovers. Tender and round with an exceptional flavor, it is a champagne to be discovered by your loved ones.
The debater (Extroverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Perceiving).
Champagne Florence Duchêne - Bathala Rosé by Florence Duchêne
Champagne Florence Duchêne
Champagne Bathala 75 cl.
Grape varieties: 45% Chardonnay
43% Pinot noir (white), 4% Pinot Meunier (White) 8% Red Pinot noir Terroir: Cumières
People with the protagonist personality type are intelligent, warm, idealistic, charismatic, creative and social ... Thanks to these qualities, the protagonists are able to flourish in multiple roles, at any age. In fact, they are simply nice people, and this quality propels them to success wherever they have the chance to work with others.
Bathala is a champagne very different from the others with a color, a name and a label that attracts attention. It has very exotic notes and is very elegant on the palate. It turns out to be cool and perfect in summer to enjoy the sun and an uncomplicated meal.
(Extrovert, Intuitive, Feeling, Judgment).
Champagne Louise Brison - Rosé Brut by Delphine Brulez
Champagne Louise Brison, "L'IMPERTINENTE", 75 cl.
Champagne Rosé Pinot Noir 100% Terroir: Vineyard in Noé-les-Mallets is a French commune, located in the department of Aube in the Grand Est region
Commanders are naturally born leaders. People with this type of personality show charisma, confidence and authority in project management in a way that brings the crowds behind a common goal. Commanders are also characterized by an often ruthless level of rationality, using their dynamism, determination and quick wit to achieve the end they have set for themselves.
A pinot noir rosé champagne, with a very different character from the norm, can be a good choice if you have a strong commanding personality. It is a wine that is round and firm on the palate with an atypical bitterness and a perfect elegant finish with a good, elaborate plate.
Commander: (Extroverted, intuitive, think, judge)
Know more about Delphine Brulez in my blog.
Champagne Beaugrand - Blanc de blanc "non dosé" by Hélène Beaugrand
Champagne Beaugrand Blanc de Blancs not dosed Millésime 2008, 75cl.
100% Chardonnay Terroir: Vielles Vignes, Montageaux
The "Defender" or "defender" personality type is quite unique, as many of their qualities oppose the definition of their individual traits. Although sensitive, defenders or protectors have excellent analytical skills, although reserved, they have well developed human skills and solid social relations and although they are generally of a conservative type, defenders are often receptive to change and new ideas.
The protectors are real altruists, especially with children, combining dedication with exceptional kindness; they start work and open up to people in whom they believe with enthusiasm and generosity.
If you are the style of person who never forgets to tell others to take a jacket so as not to get cold in the winter then this champagne could perfectly suit you. It is an unmeasured champagne with a perfect touch of acidity with a simple and natural sweetness that will satisfy your demanding palate. You favor natural things, without retouching, but above all, you prefer to grant it with a moment of calm sitting alone in your favorite place if possible during a rather cool and peaceful day.
Personality: The protector (introverted, smelling, smelling, judging).
Know more about Hélène Beaugrand on my blog.
Champagne Mary-Sessile- Rosé Saigné by Claire Bleen
Champagne Mary-Sessile - Rosé de Saignée, 75 cl.
100% Pinot Meunier. Terroir: Reims mountain - Ardres valley
Inventiveness and creativity are characteristic of the "logician" type. The logicians are proud of their unique point of view and their vigorous intellect. Type of personality frequent in the philosopher, the architect or the dreamer professor, the logicians are also at the origin of many scientific discoveries throughout history.
"Life without exam is not worth living"
Logicians are known for their brilliant theories and relentless logic - in fact, they are the sharpest type of personality.
They like evidence and spotting contradictions between statements is almost a hobby, making it a bad idea to lie to a logician. However, the word of the logicians should not be taken at face value because this type of personality tends to share thoughts that are not fully developed, using others as a sounding board for ideas and theories in a debate against themselves rather than as real conversation partners.
For this type of personality, I chose an unusual champagne, a bleeding rosé that encourages reflection on its production and its rarity. The strong and direct notes of Pinot Meunier are concentrated in your taste buds and thoughts and will make you dream during the tasting. Perfect accompaniment to make a puzzle or read a good book.