Wine trends for 2015

Although sales of wine have recovered strongly from the depths of the recession, Impact Databank reports that the total U.S. wine market only grew 0.3 percent in 2014 to a volume of 322 million nine-liter cases. The tepid sales result largely from weak on-premise sales in restaurants and bars. The report is from the current…

Trento Doc Brut Riserva 2013 – Balter

CLASSIFICATION: Trento DOC V.S.Q.P.R.D. Metodo Classico GROUND: Hills of morainal origin, based on chalky rocks. Substantial amount of clay in a medium mixture weaving; a four-yearly organic fertilization is the sole natural operation made. VARIETY: Chardonnay 80 % Pinot noir 20 % – “Fields n. 1 / 12” – Training system: Guyot and modified “pergola trentina” – South-facing. VINIFICATION: Handmade…

Franciacorta Soul Saten 2005 – Contadi Castaldi

Grapes Chardonnay 100% Origin Fluvio-glacial, Deep Morainic, Thin Morainic Cultivation systems Guyot, Spurred Cordon A complex Franciacorta, with a strong taste, due to a unique interpretation of the Satèn. Original and intriguing in its overall sensuality, it has varied perfumes, with floral notes of genista, bread crust and hints of hazelnuts. With an intense straw…