The trip & search for great spots for Champagne hiking took Richard to Lake Balos on Crete.
CONCEPT by RJ
My 100 favorite Champagnes drinking outdoors are paired with my 100 favorite places on earth (but always with a beautiful view). Champagnes has to be on the market. Each Champagne may only participate once and no account is taken of different vintages.
SETUP The book begins with personal espousal text about my interest in geography, nature and the environment. I season it with my interest in sports and outdoor activities, and how much I love to enjoy Champagne and nature preceded by physical activity. Most preferably Champagne Hiking, a long trek to the bubbling goal. Then the general text of Champagne. Since detailed assessment of the conditions that should exist for a Champagne will be the most enjoyable. For example, I write about the conditions that affect the experience of Champagne as, temperature, sunlight, altitude, humidity, wind conditions, air quality, season, time of day, the smells of the place, gastronomy, glass, personal emotional state, picnic opportunity , hardship , company etc.
Then follows a philosophical analytical evaluation of what makes us enthralled by a certain place and a view. What is a view? Here I have a lot of new and interesting to convey hopefully. Then I motivate my personal site selection formed the suitability of the site from different aspects, the site’s beauty and interesting identity, self-perceived nostalgic memories, etc. The sites are a mix of restaurants, hotels and known and unknown natural places in the open. These aspects together lead to that there is a clear dominance of the European places and because of the climatic conditions, extremely few tropical or very cold places in the book.
|Pierre Peters Les Chètillons||2009||201607||0||0||100||88||93|
|One of the most obvious terroir-wines you may encounter. In my mind’s taste-world the character of this wine is dark chocolate fudge that can go towards the lighter enlightened creaminess occasionally. While the fruit can go towards stringency, but always a intense lime, usually tangerine lozenges and in warm vintages, apricot jam. Minerality is always recognizable chalky, but with a varying intensity of padding.|
RICHARD JUHLIN ON PIERRE PETERS The Peter’s family originally came from Luxembourg before Pierre sittled down in Le Mesnil. The ever smiling and incredibly skillful François Peters possesses 19 hetares. Of which 12 hectares is located in the best parts of Le Mesnill, for years, these grapes was included from old vines in Les Chétillon in vintage wine, but now it’s a Cuvée Spéciale the grapes only from this unique location.
The enthusiasm of this wine all over he world is very large before anyone even had the opportunity to taste a mature bottle. Mesnil wines takes a long time to mature, but the champagne from Peters offers from the start an accessible fruitiness reminiscent of mandarin and a large portion of sweet toffee and nytt aromas. With increasing age, they are majestic and deep as wells, filled with coffee and walnut flavor and a volatile, vibrant exotic fruitiness.
OUTRO … And at some later point there will be a wine released in honor of the 100th anniversary of the first vintage released by Camille Péters, Rodolphe’s great grandfather. It will combine many vintages, and many of them are venerable. The backstory is extremely moving, and the wine will probably be legendary! Can’t wait!