Friday, 24 June 2016

Domaine De La Grande Pallière Rosé 2014

In the village of Correns, in the heart of Provence (France), Jean-Pierre et Bruno Guibergia, lead this domaine, organic since 1998.
This is an assemblage of 50 Grenache, 35 Cinsault and 15 Syrah, of pink salmon color.

The nose does not exceed what a profusion of aromas, playing rather remittance, with slight touches of rose, raspberry, currant and spicy.

On the mouth, it changes gait, taking greater harmony and breadth, with a more accurate fruit, a more convinced floral aspects and subtle herbaceous signs, standing out for its flavor and a touch of ginger.

Fresh and adequate sips, from alcoholic value ever experienced.
Mark it, for the upcoming grilling.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Un Mare di Champagne 20-21 June 2016 | Alassio (Liguria) Italy

For the bubbles lovers, mark the fourth edition of "Un Mare di Champagne", the annual event that turns Alassio City in the Italian capital of Champagne. As usual, the Macramé Consortium - Dire, Fare, Mangiare - organizes the event, whose frame, also for this year, will be the Grand Hotel & SPA, in Alassio.

It starts Monday, June 20th, from 12 am to 8 pm, on the panoramic terrace of the Grand Hotel Alassio & SPA, with more than 100 tasting labels - representing over 40 Maison - accompanied by gastronomic pairings, selected by Selecta, a leader in the highest quality food.

On the same day, there will be also three seminars on the topic Champagne, as well as a cooking show by Alida Gotta, a finalist of the fifth edition of Italian Masterchef.

The program provides, on Tuesday, June 21th, at the Garlenda Golf Club's Club House, the Gala Dinner, whose tasting menu will be prepared by all the Macramé Chefs, with Maurilio Garola, Federico Gallo, Massimo Viglione and Franco Ascari.

For information and booking the Gala Dinner call +39 366 4815006.

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

Friday, 10 June 2016

Praesidium Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo 2014

Pure Montepulciano grape, two days of maceration, only steel, for a brilliant rosé, more reddish than rosy.

It has a delicate and beautiful nose, smelling rose and geranium, cherry and pomegranate, small red fruits, with fresh minerality that, with each passing minute, it takes a substantial slice of the olfactory range.

In the mouth, it stands for freshness and it shows consistently aligned with the olfactory evolution. Vinous, but very agile, the sip confirms generosity and clean aromas, the fruity ones, as those floral, while a timely acidity gives balance to the entire plant, with lively tannic texture.

References of spices, with strong savory-mineral gusts, hatching a closed, medium-length and persistence, pleasantly bitter. Having "dried" the bowl in half an hour, is explaining you “the very high danger” drink.
Really enjoyed.

Friday, 3 June 2016

Champagne Bouquin-Dupont Fils Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru 2002

The Mr. Dominique’wines, you read many times on these pages, even in the vintage version, have their why and demonstrate the goodness of the work of this small rm maison, whose annual production is approximately 15,000 bottles.

Whenever I go to Avize, at Dominique’s house, he always speaks to me, about the "expression of the terroir", which must have its champagnes.
His obsession, which has become the hallmark of its bubbles.
This bowl, has evolved well, even if the maturity is obvious to the eye, the nose and the palate. It is evolving, but not maturity. 

Chalky minerality, inlays of candied citrus, mushroom and moss sensations, are the main features characterizing the olfactory and the tasting aspect.
I expected a less rustic bubble, less rough, but the terroir is there.
Intense and sharp sips, still appreciable freshness, long finish with iodine aromas.