- The Great Italian Fine Wine Encounter......Report
Of the 300 plus wines available to taste I managed to do justice to 53 of them in the 6 hours that I was there.
Here are a few of the more memorable ones...............
La Tunella Merlot 2004
This wine was served in regular bottles at the tasting, I can only find it listed in the UK by Corney & Barrow in magnums priced £24.16.
Dark lush purple color. Lots of spice (cedar, cinnamon and tyme come to mind) . Big on the palate with great fruit and acid balance.
We have 70% Nero d' avola 30% syra.
The wine that I tasted is 2005 which I can not find listed in this country, Oddbins have the 2004 at £8.59.
Passito di Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG
This wine is available in the UK from Alvini Ltd, I am unable to find a price.
They include -
- Sergio Zenato, Laguna Riserva DOC 2003 - 100% Trebbiano.
- Ripassa Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2003 - 80% Corvina Veronese, 10% Rondinella, 5% Molinara & 5% Sangiovese.
- Amarone Classico della Valpolicella - 80% Corvina, 10% Rondinella, 5% Sangiovese & 5% Molinara.
One of the stands at the tasting was hosted by a lady called Anna Pakula and her work was simply stunning.
Photography art work mainly catering for the trade, promotions, brochures etc.
Anna shows her art all over the world if you get the opportunity to see some of her pictures, go for it.
I did intend to make this report a bit longer, but I can not believe how long it has taken me to compile just these few short paragraphs.
Well this is new ground for me, so for what it's worth here it is........
Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.