Tuscany Food & Wine Tasting at the Ateliers on the Quais in Bordeaux

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 ValgianoDOC 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


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