The World's Greatest Wine Estates

A Modern Perspective
 
 
Simon & Schuster (Verlag)
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 14. Dezember 2010
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  • 560 Seiten
 
E-Book
978-0-7432-8196-6 (ISBN)
 
Over the past twenty-five years, renowned critic Robert M. Parker, Jr., has visited both legendary and fledgling wineries all over the world and has tasted hundreds of thousands of wines. Only a fraction of those wines have earned his highest ratings and are considered by him to be truly legendary. In his latest book, Parker brings together what he calls "the best of the best," taking readers on a personal tour of the wineries that have impressed him most with their dedication to quality, consistency, and excellence.
The World's Greatest Wine Estates pays homage to exceptional wines and the exceptional people who make them. These lavishly illustrated pages showcase 175 of the world's most accomplished -- and most spectacular -- estates. Parker goes be-yond the labels, bottles, and ratings to present the land, the history, and the dedicated artisans practicing their craft. Though they form a wildly diverse group, all of these producers "share an inexhaustible commitment to their vineyards, a passion to produce as fine a wine as is humanly possible, and a vision that the joys of wine are infinite and represent the pinnacle of a civilized society."
Parker begins with an overview of what makes a wine great -- the ability to please both the palate and the intellect, to offer intense aromas and flavors without heaviness, to improve with age, to reflect its place of origin as well as the skill of its producers -- and explains how he came to choose the profound wines he features here. He also offers insider tips for ordinary wine-lovers who want to get their hands on extraordinary bottles.
The heart of the book contains profiles of the greatest estates of Argentina, Australia, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and the United States. Each region is illustrated with a full-color map and accompanied by an introduction explaining the general wine history of the country. In his profiles of individual estates, Parker offers essential geographical information such as grape varietals, average age of the vines, and density of plantation; details about the estate's history and techniques and the wines it produces; visiting information for those who want to see the process up close; and tasting notes on the best recent vintages from each winery. Each profile also includes photographs of the vineyards and the people behind the wines, and labels from their best-known vintages.
Complete with a list of up-and-coming wineries ("Future Stars") and a glossary of wine terms, The World's Greatest Wine Estates is a very special reference for amateurs and connoisseurs alike.
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175 4/c photos; 175 4/c lables; 25 2/c maps; 2/c endpapers
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Robert M. Parker, Jr.
  • Cover
  • Title Page
  • Copyright Page
  • Dedication
  • Contents
  • Trying to Define Greatness
  • A Workable Definition of Greatness
  • Making the List: Qualifying Subjectivity
  • Finding the Wines
  • Winespeak
  • Argentina
  • Bodega Catena Zapata
  • Australia
  • Burge Family Winemakers
  • Chambers Rosewood
  • Clarendon Hills
  • Greenock Creek Vineyard & Cellars
  • Noon Winery
  • Penfolds
  • Torbreck Vintners
  • Veritas Winery
  • Austria
  • Weingut Franz Hirtzberger
  • Weingut Alois Kracher
  • Weingut Josef Nigl
  • Weingut Franz Xaver Pichler
  • Weingut Prager
  • France
  • Alsace
  • Domaine Weinbach
  • Domaine Zind-Humbrecht
  • Maison Trimbach
  • Bordeaux
  • Château Angélus
  • Château Ausone
  • Château Cheval Blanc
  • Château Cos d'Estournel
  • Château L'Eglise-Clinet
  • Château L'Evangile
  • Château Haut-Brion
  • Château Lafite Rothschild
  • Château Lafleur
  • Château Latour
  • Château Léoville Barton
  • Château Léoville-Las-Cases
  • Château Léoville Poyferré
  • Château Lynch-Bages
  • Château Margaux
  • Château La Mission Haut-Brion
  • Château La Mondotte
  • Château Montrose
  • Château Mouton Rothschild
  • Château Palmer
  • Château Pavie
  • Château Pétrus
  • Château Pichon-Longueville Baron
  • Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
  • Château Trotanoy
  • Château de Valandraud
  • Sweet White Bordeaux
  • Château Climens
  • Château Rieussec
  • Château d'Yquem
  • Burgundy
  • Domaine Marquis d'Angerville
  • Domaine d'Auvenay
  • Domaine Coche-Dury
  • Domaine Claude Dugat
  • Domaine Dugat-Py
  • Maison Louis Jadot
  • Domaine des Comtes Lafon
  • Domaine Leflaive
  • Domaine Leroy
  • Domaine Hubert Lignier
  • Domaine Michel Niellon
  • Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
  • Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé
  • Champagne
  • Bollinger
  • Krug
  • Moët & Chandon
  • Pol Roger
  • Louis Roederer
  • Salon
  • Veuve Clicquot
  • The Loire Valley
  • Domaine des Baumard
  • Didier Dagueneau
  • Domaine Huet
  • The RhÔne Valley
  • Château de Beaucastel
  • Domaine Henri Bonneau
  • Les Cailloux
  • M. Chapoutier
  • Gérard Charvin
  • Jean-Louis Chave
  • Clos du Mont-Olivet
  • Clos des Papes
  • Delas Frères
  • Jean-Michel Gerin
  • Marcel Guigal
  • Paul Jaboulet Aîné
  • Domaine de la Janasse
  • Domaine de Marcoux
  • Domaine de la Mordorée
  • Château La Nerthe
  • Michel Ogier
  • Domaine du Pégau
  • Château Rayas
  • Domaine René Rostaing
  • Domaine Roger Sabon
  • Domaine Santa Duc
  • Domaine Pierre Usseglio
  • Le Vieux Donjon
  • Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe
  • Germany
  • Hermann Dönnhoff
  • Weingut Fritz Haag
  • Weingut Müller-Catoir
  • Weingut Egon Müller-Scharzhof
  • Weingut Joh. Jos. Prüm
  • Weingut Willi Schaefer
  • Weingut Selbach-Oster
  • Weingut Robert Weil
  • Italy
  • Elio Altare
  • Marchesi Antinori
  • Castello dei Rampolla
  • Bruno Ceretto
  • Domenico Clerico
  • Giacomo Conterno
  • Dal Forno Romano
  • Falesco
  • Angelo Gaja
  • Galardi (Terra di Lavoro)
  • Bruno Giacosa
  • Le Macchiole
  • Montevetrano
  • Luciano Sandrone
  • Livio Sassetti (Pertimali)
  • Paolo Scavino
  • Soldera (Case Basse)
  • Tenuta dell'Ornellaia
  • Tenuta di Argiano
  • Tenuta San Guido
  • Tua Rita
  • Roberto Voerzio
  • Portugal
  • Fonseca
  • Quinta do Noval
  • Taylor Fladgate
  • Spain
  • Artadi
  • Clos Erasmus
  • Alvaro Palacios
  • Tinto Pesquera
  • Dominio de Pingus
  • Bodegas Vega Sicilia
  • United States
  • California
  • Abreu Vineyard
  • Alban Vineyards
  • Araujo Estate Wines
  • Beringer Vineyards
  • Bryant Family Vineyard
  • Colgin Cellars
  • Dalla Valle Vineyards
  • Dominus Estate
  • Dunn Vineyards
  • Harlan Estate
  • Kistler Vineyards
  • Marcassin
  • Peter Michael Winery
  • Robert Mondavi Winery
  • Château Montelena
  • Newton Vineyards
  • Pride Mountain Vineyards
  • Ridge Vineyards
  • Screaming Eagle
  • Shafer Vineyards
  • Sine Qua Non
  • Philip Togni Vineyard
  • Washington
  • Quilceda Creek
  • Future Stars: Some Prospects to Think About
  • Glossary
  • Acknowledgments
  • Photo Credits

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