Friday, July 20, 2018

Maison Vevey Albert in Vinous

Made at the highest elevation that can sustain and ripen grapes in Europe, Blanc de Morgex et de La Salle literally takes winemaking to the extreme. The vineyards are planted at the upper limits of viticulture with altitudes of 1000-1200 meters above sea level. This is true mountain wine. Much of the wine produced is done by co-op, but Maison Vevey Albert is an estate-grown and bottled operation - one of few in the area. Ian d'Agata, writing for Vinous, praises their consistently-made wines, saying: "The small family-run Albert Vevey estate (only 1.5 hectares) has always been a real quality leader in the region…The best and simplest thing I can say about this estate is that just about any wine you pick from Albert Vevey virtually guarantees quality in your glass." He awards the 2016 vintage 90 points. Sadly, due to a late frost, there will be no 2017 vintage bottled, so if you want to get your hands on this limited-production wine, now is the time to do so!

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