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Tasting: summer wines

In the summer kitchen there is only one important principle, but it should be followed as literally as possible. It consists in the fact that the product must be fresh, and its preparation — fast. If the vegetables, then right from the garden.

If meat, then straight from the grill.

It is logical that wines for such dishes are served fresh and light.

Editorial office "Deli" there was a tasting of such "summer"wines

It was attended Elena Gromova, Deputy Editor-in-Chief "The enoteca"and Galina Likhacheva, a member of the Union of Sommeliers and Experts of Russia, a teacher of the Gastronomic Academy of Roman Rozhnikovsky.

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Chateau Bel Air Perponcher, Superieur Reserve, Bordeaux 2007
Manufacturing country: France
Fortress 12%
Grape varieties: Sauvignon Blanc, Semilion, Muscadel
Price 645 rub.

Chateau Bel Air Perponcher is one of the most popular birds of chateau (small estates) of France in Russia.

Classic white burgundy with rich color, with an expressive bouquet, velvet texture — in a word all that can be expected from honest burgundy. Thanks to the Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle varieties, the wine has a citrus, pear, pineapple, quince aroma; notes appear in the development of honey plants. Semillon gives the wine character, body and freshness in taste.

Wine can — and should — drink now.

Nardello Vigna Turbian 2008 Soave Classico DOC
Manufacturing country: Italy
Fortress 13%
Grape varieties: Garganega, Trembiano
The price is 1088 rubles.

The history of the Nardello family dates back to the XI century and has a lot of winegrowers and winemakers. The grapes for Vigna Turbian are collected in the vineyards of the Soave Classico region, located on dark soils with a lot of clay. This feature of the terroir makes local wines more suitable for aging than ordinary white wines, and their taste is more complete and rich.

The aroma of this wine is dominated by tones of white flowers, green candies, white tea, sage leaves. The taste is fresh, fruity, with a light sweetheart.

In the aftertaste hint of the bitterness of green pepper.

Di Meo Greco di Tufo DOCG 2008
Manufacturing country: Italy
Fortress 12.5%
Grape variety: Greco di Tufo
The price is 1156 rub.

Di Meo is a small, family-run winery in the Campania region. She has her own organic certified vineyards. The Di Meo family relies on traditional local grape varieties — aglianico, fiano, greko, coda di volpa.

Greco di tufo wine is made in a very elegant style. The aroma is mineral, fresh, with tones of sweet spices, lollipops, apricot.

The taste is pleasant, fruity, balanced.

Pazo de Señorans Albariño Rias Baixas DO 2008
Manufacturing country: Spain
Fortress 12%
Grape variety: Albarino
Price: 1155 rub.

Rias Baixas is a little-known Spanish region located in Galicia. DO status this appellation was largely due to the real enthusiast Marisol Bueno, the manager of the winery Pazo de Señorans. It was she who managed to create outstanding wines from the local varieties of Albarino.

The famous Robert Parker rated them above 90 points, and one cannot ignore his assessment.

Pazo de Señorans D.O. Albariño Rias Baixas 2008 is an elegant version of Albarino.

Light elegant wine with an intense aroma of white flowers, peaches and melons.

Baigorri Rioja DOC 2006
Manufacturing country: Spain
13.5% fortress
Grape variety: Viura
Price 1155 rub.

Baigorri Winery is one of the most revolutionary projects in the Rioja region. Production and cellars, as well as the restaurant of the winery are located underground at a depth of 20 meters.

In this way, the impact of production facilities on the environment is minimized, and the original quality of grapes moved exclusively downwards is preserved. Baigorri DOC Rioja 2006 was aged in barrels on the draft for 10 months, and therefore has a high density and requires mandatory decanting.

The bouquet of wine — tones of smoke, smoked on the background of fruit and honey notes.

Hardys Stamp Riesling / Gewurtztraminer 2008
Country of Origin: Australia
Fortress 11.5%
Grape varieties: Riesling, Gewurztraminer
Price 400 rubles.
The wines of the Stamp of Australia line are among the best-selling in the world.

The very name «Australian stamp» and the original label in the form of a postage stamp have long become a symbol of the country’s winemaking.

Stamp Riesling / Gewurtztraminer represents an assemblage of two grape varieties: a powerful, almost perfumery gavurztraminer gives the wine tones of tea rose, honey, honey plants and sweet spices, and the pronounced acidity of Riesling smoothes the sweetish aroma and brings lightness.

The wine is dense, with good structure.

Of course, it will make an expressive pair of any dish, saturated with oriental spices.

Eileen Hardy Chardonnay 2006
Country of Origin: Australia
13.5% fortress
Grape variety: Chardonnay
Price 2950 rub.

Hardys is the oldest and one of the most respected wineries in Australia.

Under the brand Eileen Hardy produced only two wines, Chardonnay and Shiraz. They are the gift and thanks of the three hardy brothers to their mother, Eileen. Over 15 years of existence, different vintages of these wines have won 25 trophies and 54 gold medals!

Eileen Hardy Chardonnay 2006 has a brilliant straw color. The aroma is dominated by tones of flowering meadow herbs, flowers, creamy and bread notes.

Powerful, elegant taste. Complex, delicate, creamy texture.

The wine is aged in oak barrels, thanks to which it appears nutty, spicy and malt nuances.

Terrunyo Sauvignon Blanc, Concha y Toro 2007
Manufacturing country: Chile
13.5% fortress
Grape variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Price 870 rubles.

Bright expressive wine from the young line of Terrunyo (from fr.

Terroir is the “land” of Concha y Toro.

Fresh, perfectly balanced, with pronounced mineral notes.

The color is light straw with golden tint.

The aroma is dominated by tones of lime, grapefruit and gooseberry, intertwined with silicon notes. The mineral character predominates in the taste, complemented by hints of herbs, gooseberry, tropical fruits and lemon.

Deep long aftertaste.

Flagstone noon gun
Country of origin: South Africa
13.5% fortress
Grape varieties: Chenin Blanc, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc
Price 612 rubles.

The creation of the famous South African winemaker Bruce Jack is named after the Cape Town Cannon, which shoots every day at noon.

Once, by the sound of this gun, captains were guided into the sea, nowadays its shot means the onset of lunch time. In a surprisingly fresh aroma of the wine is dominated by shades of pear, green pepper, fruit drops, and in taste — the tone of honey, apricot and orange.

In the aftertaste there is a pleasant light bitterness.

Flagstone Free Run Sauvignon Blanc
Country of origin: South Africa
13.5% fortress
Grape variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Price 771 rubles.

Perfect Sauvignon Blanc. It has a very light, almost white color and rich bright aroma of white currants, white pepper and sweet spices against the background of tones of a blossoming meadow.

Aromas develop in waves, and this complexity is perfectly complemented by fresh taste.

Luxurious semi-sweet wine, beautiful both in itself and in combination with dishes and products with pronounced acidity, for example, with goat cheese.

Petaluma Riesling 2008
Fortress 13%
Grape variety: Riesling
Country of Origin: Australia
Price: 1260 rubles.

Petaluma is a small winery — the star of South Australian winemaking. Rieslings winemaker and owner of the company Brian Krosera from year to year, ranked among the best Rieslings of the world. In Australia, there is even a so-called “The Crosler Style” (“The Crosler Style”), which refers to “refined wines with pure varietal characteristics”.

Petaluma Riesling 2008 — seductive wine with the aroma of black currant, citrus, light tones of candy and white flowers.

The taste is elegant and at the same time rich, with a slight bitterness in the aftertaste.

Nobilo Orca Bay Rosé 2007
Manufacturing country: New Zealand
Fortress 13%
Grape varieties: Malbec, Pintazh, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Price 520 rubles.

Nobilo is one of the largest and most respected wine companies in New Zealand.

Thanks to such pioneers as Nobilo, New Zealand has shifted from hybrid grapes and uninteresting fortified wines to classic varieties and high-quality wines, which today have become famous throughout the world.

Orca Bay Rosé 2007 is a fresh rose wine in which bright tones of roses and honey develop against the background of sweet spices, cinnamon and vanilla.

It is recommended to drink young.

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