Eat, Drink and Be Local

If you had a fatal disease in Burgundy that only a bottle of Bordeaux could cure, you’d soon be dead. This is one of my favorite quotes I ever read about Wine Industry. Wine is a product of the earth and clime and so is the cousine around that winery that produce it. So if…

Brunello di Montalcino 2009 opinion

The 2009 vintage is particullary, is difficult to find a comparison in the last 10 years. The wines are generally very different and regular. “So Walter Speller, British journalist, an expert on Italian wine, and signature of the authoritative Jancisrobinson.com describes the Brunello di Montalcino 2009, and in English, defines “all over place.” In other…

Italian Wine Terms

Abboccato Slightly sweet Amabile Medium-sweet Amarone Dry red wine made from dried grapes (a form of passito) Azienda/Tenuta/Podere Estate Bianco White Cantina Winery Cantina sociale Co-operative winery Chiaretto Pale red or dark rosé Classico Denotes the traditional, theoretically superior, vineyard area within a DOC/G zone Dolce Sweet Frizzante Slightly sparkling Imbottigliato all’origine Estate-bottled Metodo Classico…

Sanct Valentin Chardonnay Doc 2010 – ST Micheal Eppan

A wine with international style, produced only in good years from the best grapes. This vouches for its excellent reputation. The wine has a gold-yellow colour, with a pronounced vanilla tone that arises from its maturation in small oak casks and strong aromas of ripe fruits, this Chardonnay also establishes itself on the palate, strong…

Gavi Docg – Villa Sparina

Villa Sparina Gavi D.O.C.G. del Comune di Gavi 2010 Straw-yellow colour. Fragrance of flowers and fruit with hints of peach. Full and rich taste, soft and harmonical with tones of noble aromas, resulted from the complete ripening of the grapes, which intensify the character. This wine goes perfectly with white meat and fish-dishes. To be…

Il Pino di Biserno Igt – Tenuta Di Biserno

Il Pino di Biserno is the second wine of the estate of Biserno, a careful blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. The first vintage was in 2004, and in each following year the wine has improved greatly, demonstrating the significant qualities of the Estate. Il Pino di Biserno is destined to age well…