Friday, 25 March 2016

ViniVeri 2016 – Vino Secondo Natura XIIIth edition | Cerea (Vr) Italy

On days 8, 9 and 10 April, there will be the thirteenth edition of "VINIVERI: Wine According to Nature," salon wine tasting and food products from natural processes, organized by the Viniveri Consortium, in the halls of the Area Exp "The factory ", in Cerea (Verona).

It is an opportunity to know and appreciate the work of winemakers - over 140 - from every corner of Italy and other European countries, united by a common philosophy and productive methodology, respectful of the environment and biodiversity, natural, sustainable, that goes beyond the European organic certification, namely to generate wine without the use of synthetic chemistry in the vineyard and without the use of additions and forced stabilizations in the cellar.

In addition to wines producers, there will be a lot of producers of excellent craft food. Not only taste, but possibility to buy in the adjacent Wine Shop space, being provided the opportunity to purchase, at cellar price, many of the labels in the tasting.

All infos by consulting the web site, as well as real-time updates on fb and tw.

Friday, 18 March 2016

Emidio Pepe Trebbiano d’Abruzzo 2012

The classic grape of Abruzzo, from an equally classic wine company.
I, like many others, with the Pepe’s wines, I lived, and I live, contrasting experiences, Montepulciano and  Cerasuolo wines included, with bottles ranging from one extreme to another.

Often the common thread is that irritating, however distasteful, reducing feeling that, at best, will soon disappear - minutes / quarter hours - when it's bad, it does not pass, even after several days.

Even this has escaped to the reduced but, fortunately, it all worked out in the space of a short time. So, go with the smells - grapefruit, lemon, wild herbs, almonds - corroborated by mineral iodine trails and a satisfying freshness.

In the mouth a good acidity, but it changes skin, giving greater expression to the minerals and marine tones. The drink, in truth, not very complex, fast flowing and lively, revealing a strong savory side, whith a distinct note of caper.

The closing is a bit faster, with bitter touches, but little short in persistence. Maybe spending a little time in the glass, it could still improve.

Friday, 11 March 2016

Delamotte Champagne Blanc de Blancs n.v.

This time I made three of a kind, as three bottles, even half convinced me; moreover the type - blanc de blancs - which is considered the house’s specialty.

With white grape coming from 4 villages Gc - Oger, Cramant, Avize and Le Mesnil sur Oger - is not peregrine to expect fireworks, but unfortunately for me, this time it was different.

About the smells, I place them, not so much in the territory "delicate", but rather in the evanescent/fugitive. Excluding a good freshness, a discreet touch of white flowers and a faint hint of citrus - lemon more than anything else - what is missing is the backbone of a bdb with all the trimmings – that is the ambition of this bowl – namely the chalk, which in this case should roll out the nostrils.

All these weaknesses are, unfortunately, plenty of matches in a buttery and mineral remotely sip, untied and torn between confused sour feelings and decomposed dosage.

I want to think I was unlucky with these 3 bottles.

Friday, 4 March 2016

Domaine Des Roches Neuves Saumur-Champigny Terres Chaudes 2010

Thierry Germain, owner of the Domaine, with this ball, it makes me change my mind, about the Cabernet Franc. Maybe I needed it, and it often happens that they are precisely the French “cousins” to make me feel a bit 'less stupid, since some argues that "only fools never change their minds."

This Cab-Franc, in purity, affecting the eyes, nose and palate. A ruby bright, striped with purple, dividing the nasal parterre among splendid fruity sensations and strong minerality. So, off with wild berries - red currant, strawberry and blueberry - a juicy cherry, with flowers - violet and broom - and, as mentioned, a really intense mineral frame.

The mouth is fresh, accurate and comprehensive. Wealth in greed and poverty in tannins, trigger sips enthralling, that recall, one by one, the characters mentioned above, while the minerality is more sharp and stony. Flavor and long finish round out the goodies of the palate.

Yes Thierry, you convinced me on Cab-Franc, but you're not stupid, and you're raising the bar, with the euros, damn.