Tuscan Food & Wine Tasting
Wednesday 11th May
Atelier de Dégustation, 22 Quai de Chartrons, Bordeaux (Cité Mondiale)
Presented by Viviana Vechionne (www.maisondelatoscane.com)
Wine 1 (white); IGT Malvasia di Toscana 2009
with « une cuillère gourmande with fennel and orange with breadsticks (rosemary, oregano, nuts)
Pale golden colour, thick in the glass. At first a minerality on the nose and hazlenuts, not aromatic as such. As the wine warmed it gave out aromas of orange peel and white fleshed peach. In the mouth it was “gras”, thick and almost oily (particularly accentuated when warmed up). Nice fresh attack, good acidity to balance the roundness in the mouth. A powerful interesting wine. Serve well-chilled.
Wine 2 (red); DOCG Morellino di Scansano 2009
with sesaonal grilled vegetable bruchetta
100 % Sangiovese. Ruby red, intense soft rich ripe black cherry and plum aromas on the nose and on the palate. Sweet and smooth. Modern approachable style.
Wine 3 (red); Palistorti, Tenuta di Valgiano, DOC Colline Lucchesi 1998
with saucisson (truffle ou cherry “griotte” ou wild boar) and ham
Garnet colour breaking up on the rim but still ruby in the centre. Sweet ripe nose of black cherry jam and fresh mint. Slight smokiness too. Rich and sweet on the palate with some notes of undergrowth. Long finish on this complex wine.
Wine 4 (red); Chianti Classico 2006, Castello di Bibbione of Marchesi Rangoni Machiavelli
with sweet red wine biscuits
Restrained nose of some black fruits and toast. Tight structure, black fruit behind but this young wine is firm as a clenched muscle. Good tannic structure and good not over use of oak. Elements are there and together. The long finish shows the potential there is to come but for the moment this wine does not want to speak to us.
Nicolle Croft 06 89 86 01 46
Viviana Vechione, Maison de la Toscane 06 83 71 08 20
François Martin, Atelier de Dégustation 06 85 06 42 06