An exploration of wine

Home Posts Tagged "Italy" (Page 3)

Italy

First wine of Booker 2013, and Anne-Marie, Alex and Flo sat down for an early lunch on Friday. Just into maturity this one, and …

I have a generally deep dislike for Pinot Grigio, as a broadly vapid waste of time, that insults Pinot Gris. But I know there …

Picked up for interest from Bedales. Mid-depth lemon-green, with a light spritz. Initially sweaty, then almost Sauvignon-Blanc-like ‘crisp’ aromatics. Once it opened out, it …

A thank-you gift from Marketforce for speaking at their social media conference, and a handy opportunity to try a Langhe Nebbiolo – albeit in …

Given producer and vintage, ultimately a little underwhelming. Pretty decent, but not outstanding. Pale-to-medium ruby with some garnet at the rim. Coal smoke, spice, …

This magnum was part of the Princess Wine Club portfolio, and opened for New Year’s Eve 2012 at Jack and Sarah’s. A classy blend …

A Nebbiolo from a DOC on the Piemontese side of the Val d’Aoste border, that I’d not come across before the POTG guys recommended …

Along with the de Poncins, this made up birthday dinner for Dad’s 69th, served with stewed duck, red wine, morilles and black pudding. And …

Overall, fairly good but a little disappointing – either faintly corked or overrated. Deep ruby, with a medium garnet rim. Medium+ intensity, slightly grubby …

The quality of winemaking that Planeta are renowned for comes through on this Fiano, yielding a quite complex, deep, but balanced wine that was …