Posts tagged classical

Michele Satta Toscana IGT Cavaliere 2004, Tuscany, Italy

Wine producer Michele Satta from Tuscany, Italy produces a wide range of wines. Relying on some traditional DOC blends and branching out with non DOC conforming products – he really adopts the principle of variety being the spice of life. One of the best value wines he offers is his Toscana IGT Cavaliere. I sampled the 2004 version and this 100% Sangiovese in the company of vineyard big-wig Fabio Motta. He talked about the taste and mentioned Cocoa – I tasted truffle, the chocolate variety of Read more [...]

Chianti Classico DOCG Castellare Riserva 2006, Toscana, Italy

I would drink Chianti with pretty much any meal. I even love how a Chianti is spelled. I like to picture myself zooming around the villages of Tuscany on a Vespa carrying a wicker basket loaded with prosciutto (another word that is fun to spell) and a bottle of Chianti popping out of the side of my backpack at opposite angle a loaf of fresh baked bread. Chianti's charm starts before you open the bottle. It lives in a place in my imagination where Chianti is still sold in wicker-bottomed teardrop Read more [...]

Chateau Montaiguillon 2006, Montagne Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, France

The Montagne Saint Emilion wine region in Bordeaux is an interesting wine region – cobbled northeast of Saint Emilion, the higher terrain is more amenable to Merlots and Cabernet Franc than Cabernet Sauvignon grapes that are more likely to grow in the better known Saint Emilion. The result of the particular terroir is wine that is usually less tannic and almost certainly less accented on bright fruit. I opened up a 375ml demi-bouteuille with a beautiful roast beef that my local grocer was pretty Read more [...]
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