Friday, 30 October 2015

Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico 2011

Radda in Chianti village, one of the best areas for the production of Chianti. Here, hard to go wrong.

This is a blend of 90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot and Syrah.
The olfactory attack is Sangiovese race, with that spicy elegance - dark spice - which enhances the pattern fruity, rich in orange and red cherry, blueberry and wild strawberry. Touches of violet and rose, climbing the nostrils, while strong balsamic and minerals waves complete an articulated plot.

In the mouth it vibrates for freshness and aromatic cleanliness, with the confirmation of the total olfactory feedback and the aromas growing with oxygenation.
The drink is juicy and stringy, with the spice accompanying the draft, very fruity, until the end. A good balance, it closes, with effective extension, mineral and very spicy.

Radda in Chianti, you don’t go wrong.

Friday, 23 October 2015

Vini di Vignaioli Vins de Vignerons 2015 | Fornovo di Taro (Parma)

Sunday 1 and Monday 2, November, back to the appointment, in the Fornovo di Taro, near Parma (North Italy), with the unmissable event of Vini di Vignaioli, Vins de Vignerons 2015 (winegrowers wines), this year celebrating the fourteenth edition.

Not only tasting, not only buying, but also to know directly the winegrowers and tune into their modus, to understand their working philosophy.

This edition will present more than 130 winemakers, and there will be also a large group of high quality food, and publishing, companies.

As usual, you can find the list of winegrowers, and other useful information, consulting their website and fb page.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Piacere Barbaresco 2015 | Barbaresco

This weekend - 17 saturday and 18 sunday october - I recommend the appointment with the ninth edition of Piacere Barbaresco, organized by the Enoteca Regionale of Barbaresco, in Barbaresco.

This year the focus will be on the vintages 2010, 2011 and 2012 and will be attended more than fifty producers, over a hundred tasting labels, with possibility to purchase the wines tasted, at the adjoining Enoteca Regionale.

The event, as usual, will be held at the Hall of the Municipality of Barbaresco, from 10 to 19.

Finally, not to be missed, this year, a magnificent view on the vineyards of Barbaresco, visible from the Tower.

Friday, 9 October 2015

Wine in Sanremo 2015 | Sanremo (Imperia)

From Saturday 10 to Monday 12, October, will take place at the Palafiori Sanremo (Imperia), the first edition of Wine in Sanremo. It is a tasting show about italian wine, where you will discover more than 600 wines, representing over 100 italian wine producers.

The program is very rich because, alongside the event, there are many tasting "themes" ranging from a vertical of Brunello di Montalcino Col d'Orcia, to different vintages of Solare by Capannelle, from tastings of Barolo and Barbaresco Pio Cesare, to 4 vintages of Barbera Bricco Uccellone, from a focus on Barolo vintage 2011, with some prominent companies, to a tasting of Rossese of Dolceacqua and the rediscovery of the Moscatello of Taggia (an old native grape), to finish with two tasting about grappa.

For program details, schedules, a list of participating companies, as well as the calendar of themed tastings, visit the website and keep in touch with their social pages.


Friday, 2 October 2015

Château Sainte Marguerite Rosé Cru Classé Grande Réserve 2014

Another rosé of Provence, another great rosé, having high references.
Cinsault, Syrah and Grenache, determine a lovely, however beautiful, salmon view.

Fresh attacks, with persistent notes of powder, mixed with marine savory breaths, undertaking, then, a path made of small red fruits - currant, strawberry and raspberry - and pronounced minerality.

A mouth so fascinating and precise, as rigorous and balanced, consolidates the impressions of the olfactory register. Confirmed powder and delicate red fruity feelings, within a rich framework of salty and mineral notes.

Captivating and seductive sips, combined with the class of the alto sax of David Sanborn, for a romantic tête-à-tête.