Deep ruby color; dark cherry, roasted tomato, plum, balsamic, cigar box, cinnamon on the nose; cherry, plum, redcurrant, cassis, blueberry, raspberry, pepper, smoke on the palate. Continue reading “De Vinosalvo Auspicium Montecucco Rosso 2016”
Sherry has a bad reputation engendered by sweet sherries and cooking sherries. Move past that. Continue reading “Dry sherry”
Vietti Roero Arneis DOCG 2019: Pale straw color; melon, citrus, almonds, flowers on fragrant nose; pear, white peach, yellow apple, apricot on the palate. Continue reading “Vietti Roero Arneis DOCG 2019”
Salcheto Nobile di Montepulciano, Toscana DOCG 2016: Medium-dark garnet color; cherry, raspberry, plum, red berries, herbs, leather on the nose; cherry, plum, raspberry, strawberry, spice, minerality on the palate. Continue reading “Salcheto Nobile di Montepulciano, Toscana DOCG 2016”
Medium gold color; peach, pineapple, struck flint, flowers on the nose; yellow peach, lemon, citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, melon, green apple, minerality-saline on the palate. Continue reading “Duca Di Salaparuta Grillo Kados Risignolo 2019”
Deep ruby-purple color; raspberry, plum, bell pepper, rosemary on the nose; raspberry, blackberry, black plum, peppercorn on the palate. Continue reading “Veramonte Reserva Carménère 2018”
Wine acidity is something to be treasured, not feared. Acidity gives wine stability and wine’s ability to age. Continue reading “Acidity in wine”
Pale straw color; pear, white peach, cantaloupe, honeysuckle on the nose; pear, Mandarin orange, lemon, honeydew melon, minerality on the palate. Continue reading “FEL Wines Pinot Gris, Anderson Valley 2020”
Medium gold color; apricot, honeydew melon, tropical fruit, citrus on the nose; honeydew melon, lime, white peach on the palate.
Dry; mild acidity; very smooth and soft in the mouth. Does not check several of the standard sauv blanc boxes. Built to be demure rather than racy. There is some action on the finish, even a touch of acidity missed on the initial attack and mid-palate. This is wine for those who want their wine to play in the background. 11% ABV.
Elisabeth Prataviera is winemaker and owner of Domaine Prataviera. The domaine has been cultivated and run by women since the 1960s when Elisabeth’s mother took over the vineyard from her father. She uses organic fertilizer to preserve the soil, and harvest is only done at night or early morning to preserve the aromas. $19.99 for four-pack ($4.99 a bottle)
Domaine Prataviera apparently does not have a website
This 187 mL bottle was received as part of a four-bottle on-line tasting from a French wine club, Le Grand Verre (LGV). They focus on largely artisanal, female-operated estates, organic and sustainable farming, and eco-friendly packaging. The single-serving “bottles” hold 6.3 ounces and are unbreakable and made from recyclable materials, double-coated to preserve all the aromas.
Deep ruby color; blackberry, raspberry, plum, vanilla, leather on the nose; blackberry, plum, black cherry, strawberry, blackcurrant, black olive, oak on the palate. Continue reading “Château Peyredon Cru Bourgeois, Haut-Medoc 2019”