This week in wine for me was an always anticipated annual event Tre Bicchieri. I know each producer can only highlight so many bottles–rare to see any more than 3 wines per producer (the winning plus two more).
It is the only time I can expect from top to bottom and left and right of Italian wines in one place. I may taste from a fewer wines but a representative tasting of the entire nation of Italy.
I found a lot of exciting wines. And some that I have tasted recently, others I have never tasted and still another set I haven’t tasted in a while.
I very much enjoy Elena Walch’s Beyond the Clouds Alto Adige/Südtirol Chardonnay 2016 – It has been almost a decade since I tasted this producer wine. Pleasantly lingering and a definitive Südtirol Chardonnay. I love tasting varieties that I rarely get to taste: Gaglioppo, Ruché, Sagrantino, Pallagrello Bianco, Nuragus, Nero di Troia, Moscato di Chambave, and Semidano to name a few. Also great to find wines from regions that are not plentiful in my market place: Molise, Valle d’Aosta, and Calabria.
A very lovely tasting that I appreciate makes it regular to San Francisco. I didn’t get to taste Schioppettino or Tazzelenghe wines which I was hoping to find it being poured but it weren’t–hopefully I’ll taste at some point this year. I like that focus tasting because I was able to taste almost all producers. Che fantastica esperienza!
James the Wine Guy
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