WTN: What should Favorita be like?

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WTN: What should Favorita be like?

Postby Otto » Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:47 pm

Pelissero Langhe Favorita "Le Nature" 2006 12,5%

This is a rare wine: it is apparently only sold in a few restaurants in Piemonte and Finland. Lightish gold. It smells and tastes nutty and slightly oaky even though I thought it wasn't supposed to see barrique (or is Giorgio Pelissero so enamored with oak that even an early drinking wine sees some?). Am I hallucinating? There is also a slight hint of banana like I get with those horrid Beaujolais that use that particular strain of Lalvin yeast (72 was it?). It also tastes a bit lifeless and flat. It tastes spoofulated. I didn't enjoy it, so bad QPR at c.10€.

I haven't knowingly tasted Favorita before, but I hope this isn't how it is supposed to be.
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Re: WTN: What should Favorita be like?

Postby David Creighton » Sat Apr 18, 2009 4:46 pm

well, its almost two years past its prime and probably hasn't been well treated to boot. it should be fresh, light, crisp and delicious. probably worth drinking only on the spot - preferably from the tank.
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Re: WTN: What should Favorita be like?

Postby Otto » Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:29 pm

David Creighton wrote:well, its almost two years past its prime and probably hasn't been well treated to boot. it should be fresh, light, crisp and delicious.


I emailed the imported and he replied: 10% of the wine does see barrique! :shock: It has been treated well as the importer has refrigerated storage. So it is more likely that it is both spoofulated and a bit older than ideal (though I didn't sense over-agedness when trying it, just something not at all to my taste).
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