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Only 4,5 and 5,0 NJP-wines (Nenad Jelisic Points) are presented as the best vintages.


If for some wine behind “the best vintages” stands “none”, it means that none of the wine's vintages got 4,5 NJP or 5,0 NJP.



Col d'Orcia, Poggio Al Vento, Brunello di Montalcino, Riserva (red dry wine; 100% Sangiovese), Tuscany, Italy, the best vintages, until vintage 2000 none; 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. (2020-04)


Comando G, Las Umbrías (red dry wine; 100% Garnacha), Castilla León, Spain, the best vintages, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. (2019-02)


Comando G, Rumbo Al Norte (red dry wine; 100% Garnacha), Castilla León, Spain, the best vintages, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016. (2019-02)


Comando G, Tumba del Rey Moro (red dry wine; 100% Garnacha), Castilla León, Spain, the best vintages, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. (2019-02)


Concha y Toro, Don Melchor (red dry wine; 100% Cabernet Sauvignon), Maipo Valley, Chile, the best vintages, until vintage 2017 none. (2020-04)


Condrieu, a French appellation that belongs to the wine district of Northern Rhône, which in turn belongs the Rhône wine region. Appellation has 147 ha. Curiosity, in the late 1960's there were only 12 hectares. The climate is continental. The allowed yield is 41 hl/ha and the average 35 hl/ha. There are not so many wine producers who use new oak barrels, usually use of new oak barrels varies from 0 to 25%. The exception is Guigal who both ferments and stores his famous wine Doraine in 100% new oak barrels. There are very few Condrieu wines that can be aged for longer period than 4 years. (2011-01)


Condrieu grapes, only Viognier. (2011-01)


Condrieu soils, sandy soil ón top of weathered granite. The sandy soil is sometimes mixed with mica, known locally as arzelle. The vineyards are often planted at 30 to 60 degrees steep slopes facing south and southeast. (2011-01)


Condrieu the best vintages, 1929, 1947, 1961, 1978, 1999, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2015 and 2017. (2019-04)


Cono Sur, Pinot Noir, Ocio (red dry wine), Casablanca Valley, Aconcagua, Chile, the best vintages, until vintage 2017 none. (2020-04)


Continuum Estate, Continuum (red dry blend wine), Napa Valley, North Coast, California, USA, the best vintages, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. (2019-12)


Coonawarra, an Australian wine region that is located in South Australia. Coonawarra has 5,603 hectares planted with vines, of which 89% planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot. Average elevation is 55 m above sea level. Wine grapes were first planted in Coonawarra in 1890 with the first vintage being 1895. Coonawarra is a cool climate wine region (average summer temperature is 18.8°C) characterised by cold nights and a long extended ripening season, which is critical for a good physiological ripeness (balance between sweetness, tannins, dyes and wine acids). (2016-09)


Coonawarra grapes, the following varieties of vines are planted across Coonawarra: Cabernet Sauvignon 62%, Shiraz 20%, Merlot 7%, Chardonnay 5%, Sauvignon Blanc 2% and Riesling 1%. Other varieties include Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Semillon and Viognier. (2016-09)


Coonawarra soils, to the key soil types belong: terra rossa, loam, sand and clay. (2016-09)


Coonawarra the best vintages, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015; not 2016 and 2017. (2020-04)


Coquimbo (pronounced: ko-kim-bo), a Chilean wine region that consists of three wine regions/valleys: Choapa Valley, Elqui Valley (el-kee) and Limarí Valley (lee-ma-ree). The region has 2,275 ha planted with vines and its three districts, as the region itself, are classified as appellation/s (Denominación de Origen). (2012-03)


Cornas, a French appellation that belongs to the wine district of Northern Rhône, which in turn belongs to the wine region of Rhône. The appellation has 131 ha. Cornas vineyards are located at an altitude of 125 to 400 m above sea level. The climate is continental. On average it rains 800-850 mm per year (comparatively it rains 600-700 mm per year in Sweden). The average yield is 33 hl/ha. From here comes the Northern Rhône (Rhône Nord) most robust Syrah wines. The majority of Cornas wines should be drunk 5 to 10 years old. The best vintages from the best wineries can be stored up to 20 years. (2014-05)


Cornas grapes, only Syrah. (2011-01)


Cornas soils, in the northern part of the appellation, the soil consists of weathered granite, sand (gores), limestone and clay on top of granite. In the central part of the appellation, the soil consists of of weathered granite, weathered gneiss, silt and some clay on top of granite. While in the southern part of the appellation, the soil consists of sand and silt on top of granite. Cornas vineyards are planted on steep, up to 60 degrees, terraced slopes (chaillées). (2014-05)


Cornas the best vintages, 1929, 1947, 1961, 1978, 1999, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2015 and 2017. (2019-04)


Corton-Charlemagne, a French appellation and Grand Cru-vineyard that belongs to the wine district Côte de Beaune, which in turn belongs to the wine region of Burgundy. The appellation has 52 ha. The allowed yield is 45 hl/ha and the average of 43 hl/ha. Corton-Charlemagne is considered to provide the most complex, concentrated, mineral-rich Chardonnay wines, wines that benefit from being aged, than all the other Grand Cru locations in Burgundy. (2012-06)


Corton-Charlemagne grapes, only Chardonnay. (2012-06)


Côte, = Coteaux, French, = slope. A large wine area.


Coteaux du Layon, a French appellation belonging the wine district of Anjou-Saumur, which in turn belongs to the Loire wine region. The best wines from this appellation can be aged up to 80 years. (2010-10)


Coteaux du Layon grapes, dominates Chenin Blanc. (2010-10)


Coteaux du Layon soils, dominates slate and sandstone. (2012-10)


Coteaux du Tricastin, a French appellation that belongs the wine district of Southern Rhône, which in turn belongs to the Rhône wine region. Since the year 2010, this appellation has another name, Grignan-les-Adhémar. The appellation has 1,488 hectares under vine. The allowed yield for white and red/rosé wines respectively are 45 and 52 hl/ha respectively and the average of 41 hl/ha. (2012-10)


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