Posts Tagged: Italy

Wine Century Meeting #7

Meeting number 7 saw us meet for the first time at the Raffles Hotel on the 4th March 2014. Summary of our progress so far can be found here, along with links to all our previous tastings. A bit of

Wine Century Meeting #7

Meeting number 7 saw us meet for the first time at the Raffles Hotel on the 4th March 2014. Summary of our progress so far can be found here, along with links to all our previous tastings. A bit of

Wine Century Meeting #6

Meeting number 6 saw us back at Steve’s Fine wine and food on the 16th October 2013. Summary of our progress so far can be found here, along with links to all our previous tastings. We had only met for

Wine Century Meeting #6

Meeting number 6 saw us back at Steve’s Fine wine and food on the 16th October 2013. Summary of our progress so far can be found here, along with links to all our previous tastings. We had only met for

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2005 Fatalone Primitivo Riserva. D.O.C. Gioia del Colle. 15%

Italian Primitivo is Zinfandel.   This is a dead ringer for Jamon, good quality Jamon. Meaty goodness, along with an acetone lift and cardamon pods. Juicy, drinkable, gluggable wine, with very bright acids. Imagine this would complement a charred meat

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2005 Fatalone Primitivo Riserva. D.O.C. Gioia del Colle. 15%

Italian Primitivo is Zinfandel.   This is a dead ringer for Jamon, good quality Jamon. Meaty goodness, along with an acetone lift and cardamon pods. Juicy, drinkable, gluggable wine, with very bright acids. Imagine this would complement a charred meat

4th Wine Century Meeting

We headed into the city for our 4th gathering of the Wine Century group on the 10th of July 2013. Follow these links to see what we tried on our first, second and third gatherings. We were fortunate enough to

4th Wine Century Meeting

We headed into the city for our 4th gathering of the Wine Century group on the 10th of July 2013. Follow these links to see what we tried on our first, second and third gatherings. We were fortunate enough to

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2008 Marion Amarone della Valpolicella. Vento, Italy. 15.5%

Decanted for 1 hour in my beautiful new Riedel decanter. Love the heart shape in the middle. I have heard some complain that Amarone wines are an overly ripe, alcoholic drink. This is far from that. Pretty, nose filling aromas

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2008 Marion Amarone della Valpolicella. Vento, Italy. 15.5%

Decanted for 1 hour in my beautiful new Riedel decanter. Love the heart shape in the middle. I have heard some complain that Amarone wines are an overly ripe, alcoholic drink. This is far from that. Pretty, nose filling aromas

Wine Century Meeting #3

We headed back to Steve’s Fine Wine & Food for the 3rd gathering of our Wine Century group on the 22nd of May 2013. Follow these links to see what we tried on our first and second meet.    2011

Wine Century Meeting #3

We headed back to Steve’s Fine Wine & Food for the 3rd gathering of our Wine Century group on the 22nd of May 2013. Follow these links to see what we tried on our first and second meet.    2011

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2007 Rivetto “Zio Nando”, Barbera D’Alba DOC, Italy. 14.5%

      100% Barbera grape. Juicy, gluggable wine. Sour cherries, balsamic reduction, woody herbs. Nice dusty tannins. Has ample acidity to go well with most rustic Italian dishes. Mid weight. Bit of roast pan juices tip this more towards the

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2007 Rivetto “Zio Nando”, Barbera D’Alba DOC, Italy. 14.5%

      100% Barbera grape. Juicy, gluggable wine. Sour cherries, balsamic reduction, woody herbs. Nice dusty tannins. Has ample acidity to go well with most rustic Italian dishes. Mid weight. Bit of roast pan juices tip this more towards the

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2008 La Corsa Mandrione Sangiovese. IGT Maremma Toscana. 13.5%

  Tastes like textbook Australian Sangiovese to me. Yes, I know this is an Italian wine…… but hear me out. It has the sour cherries and coffee overtones of good Sangiovese, along with the Chinotto overtones with piercing acids. Italian

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2008 La Corsa Mandrione Sangiovese. IGT Maremma Toscana. 13.5%

  Tastes like textbook Australian Sangiovese to me. Yes, I know this is an Italian wine…… but hear me out. It has the sour cherries and coffee overtones of good Sangiovese, along with the Chinotto overtones with piercing acids. Italian

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2009 Umani Ronchi Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi. Casal di Serra. Vecchie Vigne DOC Classico Superiore. 13.5%

     Longest wine name I have seen in a while. Comes from the Casal di Serra Vineyard. Spritzy acids with Tarte Tartin flavours was my first impression. Bitter Almonds. Apples, pears, baked apple skins, cinnamon, nutmeg. Very firm grated

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2009 Umani Ronchi Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi. Casal di Serra. Vecchie Vigne DOC Classico Superiore. 13.5%

     Longest wine name I have seen in a while. Comes from the Casal di Serra Vineyard. Spritzy acids with Tarte Tartin flavours was my first impression. Bitter Almonds. Apples, pears, baked apple skins, cinnamon, nutmeg. Very firm grated

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2010 Guiseppe Quintarelli Bianco Secco. IGT Venteo. Verona, Italy. 12.5%

  Primarily made from the Garganega grape with smaller percentages of Sauvignon Blanc and Soarin. Mid Straw in colour. Very honeysuckle with herbal overtones. Hints of residual sugar give this a nicely rounded viscous palate. Aspects of nettle, asparagus and

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2010 Guiseppe Quintarelli Bianco Secco. IGT Venteo. Verona, Italy. 12.5%

  Primarily made from the Garganega grape with smaller percentages of Sauvignon Blanc and Soarin. Mid Straw in colour. Very honeysuckle with herbal overtones. Hints of residual sugar give this a nicely rounded viscous palate. Aspects of nettle, asparagus and