Friday, 24 March 2017

Vietti Barbera D’Alba Vigna Vecchia Scarrone 2013

An interesting Barbera, with certain weight, from the eponymous vineyard, located just below the cellar, in Castiglione Falletto village.

A fresh smell profile, classic and compelling, with dark fruit, from cherry to blackberry, from plum to raspberry, with a light floral connotation, recalling a beautiful violet.
Crisp spicy touch, with nuances of cinnamon and black pepper.
A little bit of vanilla - I was waiting for, consciously, much more, I was prepared - and that's for me always good news.

Compact and muscular on the palate, but with balance, thanks to a strong acidity, that replies blow for blow, while continuing affinity with the olfactory register, gaining either about intensity of aromas and never losing the alcohol control.
Fresh and prolonged final, with effective return of black cherry, spice and a hint of vanilla.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Gatinois Champagne Brut Réserve n.v. MG

A récoltant family, a long history during twelve generations, seven hectares vineyard - 6 of Pinot Noir, 1 of Chardonnay - in the Grand Cru Aÿ village, Valley of the Marne.

This bowl is a big bowl – magnum version - coming from the assembly of 80% of Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay, three years on the lees, disgorgement november 2013, purchased directly from the producer.

Fine effervescence, very fresh and by good intensity olfactory kit, which winds through aromas of baking, dark fruit and citrus, with a mineral vein that bodes well and will intensify over time.

Fragrant and creamy mouth, which appropriately combines the power of the Pinot Noir, with the grace of the Chardonnay. Very consistent taste, generous and frank aromatic expression, more appreciated, because of an energetic and lasting stretch, characterized by satisfying minerality.

A beautiful expression of the Aÿ’s terroir.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Cantina Li Seddi Vermentino di Gallura Superiore Lagrimedda 2015

Lower Gallura region, in the northeast of the island of Sardinia. White sand and wines.

Intense nose and clarity of flavors.
Lots of fresh fruit, also tropical - mango, peach and pear - accompanied by mediterranean flavors, a nice almond and a deep mineral hatch, which in some ways, refer to suggestions even chalky.

Mouth accurately following the olfactory suggestions, although an alcoholic behavior (14°), from time to time, a thread out of scale, brakes the extension, releasing some heat too.

Good persistence, with savory and almond closing.