Saturday, 12 September 2009

Let's grow cabbage in a desert

Well, here's a good idea: plant Pinot Noir in La Mancha. Yes, the world's favourite cool climate red grape in one of the hottest wine growing region's around. Even better, they're also allowing white wine producers to grow Riesling there. Brilliant.

While there are areas of altitude, of cooler microclimate, in La Mancha, it's a bit like Champagne allowing Malbec in the blend. Ah, if only it were fashionable. I'm tempted to hold judgement on the possible La Mancha Rieslings but I won't. We all know they're going to be pants.

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