Topic of the Week 4/22/2019 - Advanced

More current event knowledge on Port Vintages last week from , , and .

This week: What is the Barossa Old Vine Charter? Is there any other systems like it in the world of wine?

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  • There’s also the Historic Vineyard Society established in California in 2011, a non-profit “dedicated to the preservation of California’s historic vineyards.” Vineyard Criteria include: 

    • A currently producing California wine vineyard
    • Original planting date at least 50 years ago
    • At least 1/3 of existing producing vines can be traced back to original planting date

    Great to celebrate and help preserve these old vines but it’s  interesting to me that the Cabernet Sauvignon that topped Mouton-Rothschild, Haut-Brion, Montrose etc. at the judgment of Paris tasting (‘76) came from vines only on their third leaf. 

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  • There’s also the Historic Vineyard Society established in California in 2011, a non-profit “dedicated to the preservation of California’s historic vineyards.” Vineyard Criteria include: 

    • A currently producing California wine vineyard
    • Original planting date at least 50 years ago
    • At least 1/3 of existing producing vines can be traced back to original planting date

    Great to celebrate and help preserve these old vines but it’s  interesting to me that the Cabernet Sauvignon that topped Mouton-Rothschild, Haut-Brion, Montrose etc. at the judgment of Paris tasting (‘76) came from vines only on their third leaf. 

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