A collection of odd treasures. Two restoration projects by Giusti winery: The 11th-century Benedictine Abbazia of Sant’Eustachio, hit by bombs in WWI (what was the Austrian front is on the hill just over the Piave river, you can see both right there from this hill) and then again in WWII. And, in purezza, Recantino, a red grape variety that’s native to just here, high-acid, soft and lower tannins, all violet candy and red plum. A Glera vineyard in the woods — Giusti wants other plants to thrive alongside their vineyards. At Casa Paolin, elegantly hearty Col Fondo that makes at least a short wait worth your while, like this 2015, Glera and nutty, yeasty, lime and bergamot all nicely settled in by now; plus at the winery a fresco from just after WWI, by a local artist in exchange “for a plate of pasta.” At Bele Casel, an in-use 1977, completely mechanical, Prosecco corker; look at that tubing filled with waiting corks. #casepaolin#asoloprosecco#proseccodocg#winesofveneto#colfondo#recantina#winesofitaly
Um belo achado que valeu demais o investimento.
É assim, eu vejo um vinho que me chama a atenção (vinhos de alta gama e valor), de imediato já faço uma pesquisa no @winesearcher (super ajuda nessas horas), e um levantamento rápido de preço no próprio Google que me lista os e-commerce que vendem o vinho. Se o preço realmente for diferenciado eu compro. Compro 2 garrafas caso haja alguma safra com apenas uma garrafa sobrando, se não, vai uma só. Esse é um dos métodos que eu uso na hora de investir em vinho.
No caso deste #amaronedellavalpolicella eu vi a promoção (Tá lá no stories), eu a pesquisa e vi que preço médio era R$179,00 sendo que os poucos sites que vi (rapidamente), vendiam o 2012 por mais de R$200,00. Dessa comprei a última garrafa que tinha do 2012 e uma do 2013, ambas por R$138,00. Economizei em média R$31,00 por garrafa, e pelos sites, mais de R$70,00 por garrafa. Vlw flw! #Vinhozinho#ficaadica 😎🍷
The steepness of Monfumo, considered Asolo Prosecco’s top cru (though the term is not used). Here, in producer Bele Casel’s vineyard (leased longterm and planted 90 years ago), grows a mix of old-vine Glera, Bianchetta Trevigiana (vine pictured: ~70 years old, the avg. age of them all), Perera, Rabbiosa (thought to be a biotype of Durello), Marzemina bianca, Boschera, ecc and which become two wines: 1. Col Fondo (we tasted 2013–2017; 2016 [softer acidity, delicate egg custard, bergamot, butter-fried white bread] and 2014 [a little funk, bergamot, white grapefruit, breadiness and maillard, sharp and complex] were standouts) and 2. extra-brut (Martinotti) with 4 grams of rs in perfect balance with acidity, fruit, pithy bitterness and just right with the soft intensity of sopressa, plus cheeses from Monfumo cows and goats and cows that graze on the foothills of overlooking Monte Grappa. The wire on that pole runs through the vineyard and holds it up along a 30 grade slope. Then the peace, beauty, grace of Villa Barbero (inspired, Renaissance-ly, by Vitruvius’s ancient Rome) in Asolo‘s grape-growing Maser — by arch. Andrea Palladio, sculptor Alessandro Vittoria, and painter Paolo Veronese, whose frescoes make human affairs the focus of the barchessa on the villa’s right side (including wine: the villa still maintains its role as agricultural center and produces a Montello, a local DOCG take on BDX blends), philosophical, spiritual ones on the right. The holes at the top of each barchessa are for the carrier pigeons this 16th-century country-house, and cultural and agricultural compound, once used. #asolomontello#asoloprosecco#winesofveneto#winesofitaly
What a brilliant night! A massive thank you to Filippo for giving such an insightful and enjoyable tasting 😊 and thank you to everyone for joining us - hopefully we see you at the next tasting in November! 🍷
Every winery we visited on this trip was done harvesting except for @dalfornoromano. We got to witness their super meticulous hand harvesting, which ensures the grapes are perfect when they come in. I liked this guy’s technique of working one cluster while holding the next in his mouth. #efficient
Oldest #SauvignonBlanc I’ve ever tried ... 22 years old. Unlike most 22-year-olds, this one was patient, mellow and unconcerned with selfies and kombucha. Although speaking of tea, there was a definite chamomile-like aroma, as well as a smoky character accented by apricot, ginger, orange peel, and anise seed. I would drink most Sauvignon Blanc young, but every now and then you come upon a region like #Friuli where magically, the ingredients are all there for age. This wine felt like it was on the verge of dwindling, but it’s core was still energetic and bright. One of the most unusual wine experiences I have had. Thank you @villarussiz. It was an honor 🙏🏼.