Duchessa Lia Nebbiolo d'Alba 2015 vs. Barbaresco 2013
🏠 Duchessa Lia is the largest producer and distributor of wines in Piemonte, so it won’t surprise you that these two wines stylistically represent their regions to an extent, but inevitably fall into the commercial batch of mass production. In Nebbiolo d'Alba the soils are sandier and richer in minerals than those of nearby Barbaresco, contributing to the production of softer, less intense and more approachable wines in early stages. The climate here is close to perfect due to its below average rainfall (mostly during the spring) and loads of sunny days throughout the year. Barbaresco shares the iconic status of its sibling Barolo, but because the grapes here ripen earlier, the wines are less tannic and more approachable when young.
👅 This wasn’t the quality, nor the expression you’d expect from Gaja or Giacosa, but for the price paid, I won’t complain too much. Good nose, showing nice depth, but a bit of VA as well. I believe the palate would be better with more strength and structure. Unfortunately, I don’t see that happening with this winery any time soon. They’re here to sell you the cheap shit so you can go out and brag to your friends that you drink Piemonte for peanuts. Such is life.
🌍 Piemonte, Italy
💰 S$28/S$40 (€18/€25)
📍 More info on viticulture & winemaking IN BIO
What a jewel 💎🍷
Thanks to the Zalto-family @zaltify .
This Austrian family (has its roots in Venice, which has had a great and visible impact on the production and development of the Zalto-glass) has created and developed, for six generations, exclusive mouth-blown glasses.
The Zalto glasses stand after hundreds of years of development through proud Austrian and Venetian traditions as one of the best and most respected glass collections in the world.
Thin, delicate and light as a feather are the stylistic criteria, that should provide the wine experience with elegance, finesse and a certain balance in the hand while drinking of the glasses. The unique architecture of the glasses has the beneficial effect, that the alcohol seeks the bottom of the glass and allow the aromas to be the dominating element. Zalto is art. Zalto is great taste.
@thewinemail is on tour from tomorrow in the beautiful Italian city of Bologna in the region of Emilia-Romagna. We're pretty well researched but always open for suggestions on great wine bars and restaurants! 👍🏼
Did you know that this region is famous for achieving Italy's first DOCG (the highest wine classification in Italy) for white wine! ⭐
19 октября 2018 года, г. АСТАНА.
🍷МЕРОПРИЯТИЕ: Дегустация вин Arba Wine.
🗓ДАТА: 19 октября 2018 года.
⏱ВРЕМЯ: в 20:00.
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Идея для вечера пятницы👇🏾⠀
Как вы знаете, с первого дня работы, в "Точке" было представлено вино одного производителя - Казахстанского!
Вот уже год мы работаем с Arba Wine и знакомим наших гостей с вином отличного качества.
В эту пятницу Arba Wine совместно с "Точка Кофе" проводит дегустацию своих вин!⠀
🍷Профессиональный сомелье расскажет все, что нужно знать о вине, чтобы сделать правильный выбор в заведении.⠀
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New to the blog, I review the wine I enjoyed on the weekend! This rosè is particularly good, and from @nakedwines too! Link in bio to the review 👍🏻 | Wiley rooster hunter rosè 2018 | Hunter Valley | $11-$16 per bottle | sold out online |
Today we would like to introduce you to another member of our InspoHub community - @belleofbrunch !
This sunny girl is not only sharing her passion for food with her followers, but she is also an undeniable inspiration when it comes to fashion!
If you want to learn more about the most delicious brunch places in London, get inspired for your next outfit or travel, or simply enjoy a beautiful profile, then don’t wait any second longer! ⠀
Go follow @belleofbrunch and show her some love!
CHAMPAGNE EXTRA BRUT “CUVÉE N° 741” - JACQUESSON Di forte carattere che vede un futuro molto promettente. 👀Giallo dorato con perlage molto persistente. 👃Agrumi,frutta secca e minerali 👅Sorso slanciato, setoso, ottima pulizia e finale splendidamente sapido. #modenachampagneexperience#champagne#jacquesson
Have you ever had a #champagne or #wine#spritzer ? Cosy up inside by the fire with our #Winter#Fireside Spritzer!🔥 🍸Recipe below 👇🏽
-100mls Malbec wine -180mls Angostura Bitters
-50mls Club Soda
-30mls Cherry Juice
-1/2 tablespoon Simple syrup -1 Mint Sprig
Now combine all ingredients except the club soda and mint in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Roll the shaker from one side to the next four times, then drain and pour into a glass. Top with the #clubsoda and #mint ✅
It’s time for malolactic fermation for the new Roccasanta red wines! 🍇🍷 Terminata la fermentazione alcolica, dopo qualche giorno di riposo, i nuovi vini rossi Roccasanta sono pronti per essere travasati e iniziare la fermentazione malolattica 🍇🍷 #viniroccasanta#redwines
Catching up and keep re-posting old notes🤦♂️ When your work is heavily related to wine, sometimes it is not easy to continue typing posts in Instagram at night/holiday...
Old colleague gathering few weeks ago, so everybody brought their special bottles at that night. I brought the Ente 2009, then we could have a mini Meursault party.
After several precious chances of having these two Meursault super stars at the same time, Dury and Ente indeed share some similarities in style. While Ente is more open, fruitier and slightly heavier, Dury is deeper, sharper and purer.
2009 Bourgogne white to me is a bit overhyped. The vintage in fact is very challenging for many producers. Of course, producers like Dury, Ente, Roulot, Lafon which they usually make firm and long-living Meursault will benefit from the heat.
Arnaud Ente Meursault 2009 shows no sign of overripe. White and yellow flowers, slightly ripe citrus, roasted almond, lemon candies, peaches. Still preserves a surprisingly good acidity as a 2009, and the balance becomes even better over time. Round, mature and enjoyable.
So here comes the wine my girl @jenniferhung0320 enjoyed the most at that night. Coche Dury Meursault 2011. Since she doesn't have a very clear idea about the price differences, her choice is a good indicator.
Pure and beautiful minerality, acidity like a flying arrow, and the special Dury spiciness. Still a bit tight, but already dynamic and dazzling because of breathtaking tension and penetration. My girl kept smelling the glass, because the aromas were simply amazing. I think of the Farnese Atlas marble statue in Naples.
Roulot might be the one that requires longest aging time, so I didn't expect this 2015 could be inviting. Well, tasting this wine is about admiring its structure and potential. Just like a well-constructed brickhouse. Very tidy and firm. Sharp minerality, more tannins and very spicy oak. Some florals and fresh lime leak out afterwards. Too young to be enjoyed right now.
It takes a certain kind of wine to stand up to the Flower Room at Annabel's - clue's in the name - and Alain-Dominique Perrin and Michel Rolland's Cahors more than did the job last night. Pigeonnier 2001 I say WOW to your enduring youth and your cedar and baize, but also YES to the incredible vanilla pipe-tobacco of Paragon 2015. And so sweet of them with the personalised butter thingy. Honestly above and beyond.
Bodega Numanthia - Numanthia (Toro 🇪🇸- 2010 - %14,5) 🍷 🍇 🍷
The wine is named after a legendary Spanish city that was destroyed (after 20 yrs of resistance) by Roman legions. Also during the Middle ages, Toro wines were the first in the world to travel to the Americas, carried on Christopher Columbus’ ships in 1492. And grape variety is Tinta de Toro. Yes to imagine how complex and strong is this wine, I think this historical wine region is enough.
You face with complex nose starting with ripe raspberries, blackberry and continue with spicy notes. On the palate, it is full bodied supported by silky smooth tannins, medium plus acidity. And a signature long finish waiting for you. 🏅 🏆 🏅
Wine Advocate - 94 pts
James Suckling - 94 pts
Guía Peñin - 96 pts
Wine Spectator - 92 pts
Настоящий французский Совиньон блан. Утонченный, элегантный, в меру пышный, раскрывающий аромат слой за слоем, зелень и фрукты в балансе и дополняют друг друга.
100% один из лучших
100% из Шаранты!!!
Hi fellows! Do you know the Valtellina area?
If you not, well let me say you that you're missing an incredible place! But above all you should to try their wines.
Here they use the same variety of Piedmont, so the Nebbiolo, but they call it Chiavennasca. With this grape they produce many kind of wines, the most famous and renowned is the Sforzato di Valtellina.
The production is similar to Amarone's one, but with Nebbiolo grapes. The result is a merge of Barolo and Amarone. :-D Of course, it is not so simple, but I assure you that you must try it! - --
- Winery: Bettini
- Country: Italy
- Year foundation: 1881
- Hectares: 15
- Label: Sforzato di Valtellina Fruttaio di Spina 2011
- Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo (Chiavennasca)
- Color: Red
- -- 💰 price: 22.00€ ( @criguanella )
📌 follow: #fumawine
📎 tags: #italy#valtellina#nebbiolo#italianwine#redwine
2008 Produttori del Barbaresco - Rio Sordo Barbaresco Riserva (Not Rated) @produttoridelbarbaresco @viaswine @rarewineco ·
🙋♂️ When was the last time you tasted a horizontal of a winery❓·
ℹ️ This wine was tasted blind in a horizontal of the 9 Riservas from the Produttori del Barbaresco. They are one of the finest examples of a quality focused cooperative (52 families) that delivers great wine year over year all from the Nebbiolo 🍇. They only make the Riservas in good vintages and if they make them, then they produce ALL 9 Riservas. The production method and elevate is identical for all of the Riservas. The only difference is the Terroir of each of the single vineyards 🙌. In lesser vintages all of the single vineyard fruit goes into their normal Barbaresco bottling and when that happens it is as amazing value·
📍 The Rio Sordo vineyard is in the southern part of the village of Barbaresco. The elevation is 220-240 m and has a Southwest exposure. The soils are light limestone with lower calcium content that other vineyards of Barbaresco. The wines of Rio Sordo are often less tannic and silkier. First produced as a single vineyard in 1978 by the Produttori del Barbaresco·
👁 Medium ruby color·
👄 Yep, still Corked·
🔔 I rarely like to post wines that are corked, but the host of the tasting provided such good info that I thought I should record all 9 of the Riservas for prosperity's sake. In Blind, We Trust 😎
Red champagne? 😱And not sparkling? 😱Yes. Champagne is not only about bubbles. Coteaux Champenois is the name of still red (most common) wines to distinguish them from their famous brother “Champagne”. Though it can be also white or even rosé.
In fact, Champagne used to be a still wine and bubbles were initially considered as “faulty”. So, many Champagne producers continue to make small amounts of still wine.
Average taste profile is a Pinot Noir wine, lighter than Burgundy due to the Northern climate, with more acidity because of less maturation of grapes, less alcohol (11-11.5%) and more tannins. And all this for the price range of 40-50+€. Not good, huh?
The grapes are the same that could be used to make precious Champagne. So, not a lot of sense to take the best grapes from a highly profitable wine and make something less known, unless you’re a grower devoted to the quality… And @coessensjerome IS devoted making his red wines only in years when the grapes reach perfect phenolic maturity and are in perfect condition.
🍷Égrappé. Top! Could possibly only be compared to Egly-Ouriet: strawberry, roses, English biscuit with violets, floral notes on the finish, velour and pure pleasure. 15 days maceration of the de-stalked bunches, aged in 228-lt oak barrels for 21 months. Only 542 bottles produced!
🍷Entière. It's more "meaty" with cured meat and spices on the aroma and less berries (strawberries and raspberries) as the tannins are still there. It's like a good Burgundy, so should be forgotten for another 5 years! 1162 bottles made.
Hobart, this evening is our Italian Wine & Spirits Tasting from 5:30pm at T42 Bar & Restaurant🍷👌🏽Limited tickets available on the door (cash payment only please). We hope to see you there 🥂
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Seems like I'm overdue for a little introduction, for those of you who are new around here. . .
Hello! I'm Hana-Lee. I'm a full-time writer, journalist, editor, blogger, wine consultant, mom and wife (in no particular order). I live in my hometown of Santa Barbara, CA (also known as one of the most amazing places in the world) and, even though I've lived in some pretty cool spots (San Francisco, Idaho, Rome, to name a few...) I never take for granted how special this place is. I used to work in tech and advertising, but my love of wine led me on a different path many years ago, and today I specialize in all things wine, food and travel — the best things in life, if you ask me! Whether I'm checking out a new restaurant in town or venturing to a far off place, I try to collect as many experiences as I can while always cherishing the people I meet along the way. . .
Thanks for following me as I wander and wine. Cheers! 🍷 .
[This photo was taken last week at a fun collaborative shoot @foldedhills - more to come on that soon. Thanks for snapping a rare photo of me @foldsantabarbara!]
Albariño Exposé. This is the 1st installment in a short series on the fabulous Albariño grape. Today Terravista from the Okanagan Valley, tomorrow Vionta from Rias Baixas.
Terravista’s Albariño is quickly becoming a Canadian wine icon. In hindsight it seems obvious. Take a cool climate grape that produces arrestingly steely, fruity and minerally white wines. Transplant it to a place that its cousin Riesling (**see note below) already has wonderfully adapted to. And put in the hands of one of the most celebrated winemakers in BC. The result is sublime. If you love a delicately balanced fine Riesling you will go apeshit over this intricate wine. **Senka Tennant of Terravista is fascinated by the theory that Galicia’s signature white Albariño is a Riesling off-shoot (“Alba” meaning riverbank and “riño” from Rhine). Taste the wine and contemplate that link - in slow savoured sips. Rapturous!
Check the terrific interview with Senka on the podcast at www.winebeatpod.com and on iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher.
@CharlieEchoWine 2017 Viognier (SRP $23): I had a great time chatting with this producer and others tonight on #winestudio (an interactive #wineeducation discussion every Tuesday at 9PM EST on Twitter). This is a delicious, tropical-leaning Viognier—both on the nose and palate, laced with nuances of floral perfume and citrus blossom. There’s a dash of bitter citrus peel and honeysuckle on the finish. It has good weight, firm acidity, and lovely texture. The fruit is sourced from Orrin Vineyard in Warner Springs (northern San Diego County); own-rooted vines grown at high-altitudes. Only 22 cases were produced. Well worth seeking out before they run out. Cheers! charlieandecho.com #SanDiegoWine#wineblogger#winelover#wine#myvinespot#cawine#SanDiego#Viognier