Friday, 25 November 2016

Deperu Holler Vermentino of Sardegna Fria 2015

Subtitle: 15° alcohol.
Sad and disheartening, towards the end of the meal, to see the level of the bottle, just above half.
How to say, just each a glass and stop.

You could feel the subject, unfortunately mortified by that alcohol volume.
Discreet nose: exotic fruits and citrus, a marine breath, but so uncomfortable that acute alcohol.

Mouth substantially aligned, with wobbly balance.
Flaky, and not worse, only thanks to the continuous and constant ice belt. Somersaults to avoid irreversible wheelies.
Slight hints of almond and sapid touches, for a final fiery hot and sweet mold.
I was sorry.

Friday, 18 November 2016

Olivier Pithon Cuvée Laïs Blanc 2014

A very good bowl this cut of Maccabeu, Grenache Blanc and Grenache Gris, from one of the most beautiful wineries in Languedoc-Roussillon.

At first sniff, intense, nervous and pleasant hydrocarbon lash, then Mediterranean scents, so ripe yellow fruit, from peach to melon, citrus, a hint of hay, a little honey and the petrol returning with authority.

Punctual in the mouth, with the hydrocarbon and a strong chalky timbre dictating the rhythm, strengthened by fitting acidity. Lively aromas, exciting clarity, that pack fat sips, tasty, by significant persistence.

Not difficult to advocate series potential aging.

Friday, 11 November 2016

Antonio Perrino Testalonga Rossese di Dolceacqua 2005

Elegant red that you declare immediately to the nose, without much circumlocution.

A walk in Arcagna hills breathing juniper and resin, Mediterranean sensations, humus and dry leaves. And then cherry and currant, flowers, herbs, with a fresh spices, enclosed in a balmy caress.

By taste, the continuation, really beautiful, what is expressed on the nose, with punctually acidity and dynamic expansion, including pleasant spiciness - cinnamon especially - and red fruit, leather and licorice.

Convincing extension taste and strong persistence, with incisive hints of savory minerality salty, mixed with eucalyptus and tobacco.

Yet another confirmation, if anyone still had some doubts, about the Rossese's potential aging. At least the Testalonga’s.

Friday, 4 November 2016

Domaine Bastide Neuve Rosé D’Oc 2015

An inviting and compelling enoic combination between Grenache Noir and Cinsault.

On the nose, fresh aromas of red berries - currants, raspberry and strawberry - with a cherry reminder, a floral idea and sweet touches of bonbons.

The palate expresses freshness and keeps an honest balance between acidity and sweetness. There is similarity with olfactory moods, which are added by herbaceous traces, as well as a good savory-mineral variant. A low alcohol (12.5°) gives impetus to drink, already decidedly flowing.

Long live the rosé wine, even in November.