Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Un Mare di Champagne 6th Edition 17-18 June 2018 | Alassio (Liguria) Italy

The event "Un Mare di Champagne", now at its 6th edition, will be back on 18 June, transforming Alassio into the Italian capital of Champagne.
The fair is organized by the Macramé Consortium - Dire Fare Mangiare - which since 2012 brings together a group of restaurateurs from Alassio, whose purpose is to promote their city and its excellences, with a particular focus on Food & Wine.

This year the location will be changed, in fact it will be the Diana Grand Hotel’s beautiful terrace, overlooking the sea, to host - from 12 to 20 p.m. - fifty Maison and Vigneron, for a full day about tastings and insights, dedicated in exclusive to the world of Champagne. There will be 150 labels, some of which, presented in absolute preview, for the Italian market.

The tasting, as usual, will be accompanied and illustrated by the experts of the Maison and the Fisar Sommelliers and embellished with the gastronomic specialties selected by Selecta.

For the detailed program, visit the Macramé website, as well as the social pages fb, tw and instagram.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Gaston Chiquet Champagne Special Club 1999

The "Special Club" cuvée is produced only in the best vintages and identified by exclusive bottle and label.
It is a blend of 70 Chardonnay and 30 Pinot Noir, coming from the vineyards of Hautvillers, Dizy and Mareuil sur Aÿ, plot winemaking, malolactic, turning 8 years sur lattes and disgorgement in 19/12/2008.
Golden eye, shiny, with fine and persistent effervescence.
The bouquet, just very cool, develops notes of custard and exotic fruit, even confit. But not only. The nostrils are captured by beautiful notes of hazelnut and almond, well embedded in a chalky watermark, winking with notes of honey and chamomile.
On the palate balance, elegant and creamy texture are enhanced by the freshness of the drink, however paying duty, compared to the happy hatch olfactory.Longer than wide, the mouth is more focused on aspects evolved, however a very good bottle.

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Domaine de l’Ecu Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Blanc Cuvée Classique 2011

This is 100% Melon de Bourgogne, coming from this Loire’s company, organic since 1975 and biodynamic since 1998.
The nose is strongly fumée and iodine, with citrus notes - grapefruit and green lemon - well blended with hints of white flowers - especially hawthorn - resting on a slightly mineral and fruity carpet.
By the taste, freshness and balance, with smoked and iodine aspects, which are strengthened, while maintaining, dense and pleasant, the fruity side. Time passes and also the mineral aspect gains in quality, with salty touches.
The sip is very tense and opulent, whose amplitude progresses, with the increase of the oxygenation. Very persistent, with a palate insisting on brackish and grapefruit notes, with pleasantly bitter closing.
Try it with oysters.

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Edi Keber Collio Bianco K 2013

This is a blend of 70 Friulano, 15 Ribolla Gialla and 15 Malvasia Istriana.
The olfactory theme, with good freshness, is entirely dominated by green vegetal notes – a lot of sage, thyme, rosemary, tomato leaf, chamomile and other herbs of the field - but with no hints of fruit, or minerals.
Same thing on the palate, which revives, coherently, the drafting olfactory. A lot of vegetal scents, freshness and nothing more, even if the mouth, continually, claims the cup, thanks to a good balance.

Thursday, 26 April 2018

A.R. Lenoble Champagne Brut Nature Dosage Zéro n.v.

This cuvée is 40% Chardonnay, from Chouilly - Grand Cru village - 30% Pinot Noir from Bisseuil and 30% Pinot Meunier from Damery, standing thirty-six months sur lie and has disgorged one year ago.
The nose, at first, is lazy, then relaxes and modulates itself about a white fruit expression - peach, pear and a slice of grapefruit - a trace of almond, while an overflowing minerality stabbing the nostrils.
Even on the mouth has clear and overflowing chalky minerality. A relevant dorsal sour, however properly inserted and well balanced into the creaminess of the sip. The taste, straight and very intense, illustrates quite well the concept of zero dosage, without furious vehemences.
Really succeeded pairing with carpaccio of bonito and sea bass.

Thursday, 12 April 2018

William Fevre Chablis Premier Cru Vaulorent 2008

It’s deep yellow, crossed by greenish glow.
The nose is strongly dominated by citrus sensations - lime and grapefruit - that blend with a deep iodine and mineral connotation, very typical of these vineyards located on Kimmeridgian soil.A touch of white flowers and a pleasant herbaceous vein, finish this olfactory drawing.
Very cool in the mouth and supported by important acidity; also here meeting mineral verticality, which occupies the length and breadth of the palate, crossed by subtle citrus references.
The final, not very long, but quite persistent, is enriched with salty flavors and oyster.

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Vodopivec Vitovska Origine 2009

I have always considered the Vitoska of Paul and Valter Vodopivec, the best ever and even this bottle confirms me.
In the beginning, a finely chiseled nose, dynamic and very clean.
Fresh attack, known as broom, and then with fruity sensations - white peach, apricot and pear - followed by tones of clay and delicate minerality that will accumulates massive stony doses.
On the mouth it is just elegant, vertically elegant and with precise acid-tannic tone.
The fruit merges wonderfully with the mineral propensity, which, here, flows into salty-iodated territories, giving it complex and immense pleasure.Remarkable tasty progression and marked persistence, it ends resuming salty tones, apricot and almond.
I repeat, and I emphasize, in my opinion, the best Vitovska ever.