Jenise wrote:Bob--or anyone, I'm unfamiliar with double fermentation. Why isn't once enough?
OW Holmes wrote:Adding to Jenise's question, is this "double fermentation" pretty much like the ripasso method used by Masi in its campofiorin, where the fermented valpolicello is allowed a second fermentation on the lees of the amarone?
wrcstl wrote:I am in, assuming I can find this wine. Malbec is not my "go to" grape and most Argentine malbec appears over-the-top but this should be interesting. This weekend is my wife's birthday which means an old Bordeaux but can certainly fit another red in there sometime.
Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:OK Jenise.....eagle-eye Bruce very vigilent eh.
Question for Ian on your notes on the `03? No mention of any raisiny hints there? If there, was it linked to the sweetness, know what I mean?
Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:I do not think I have to go into too much blurb on this wine as it has been well documented the past couple of days.
TN: `02 Masi Tupungato Passo Doble Doppia Fermentazione La Arboleda, Argentina.
Opened an hour, good cork, slightly chilled and then decanted. No sediment noted. Nice hand-written label on the bottle, good touch but label has changed recently.
Color. Very dark inky intense centre with light purple tinges on the rim. Not much of a rainbow yet and no sign of bricking. Would think the Malbec content accounts for the depth?
Nose. Intense savoury black fruits, just a whiff of spice and chocolate. Yup, some cherry and raspberry shows up with airing plus some oak. Quite complex but could not find Ian`s violets from his notes on the `03.
Palate. The initial mouthfeel entry thoughts are soft integrated tannins, sour cherry, dry but not raisiny. Medium to full-bodied, the finish lengthens after an hour, lots of black cherry and some "amarone" feel. Do not think this wine has peaked yet, perhaps this is the style though?
It certainly does not have the bitterness that other tasters have noted elsewhere. Could be interesting to try again in a day or so
So not quite what I expected but a good wine here. Thought I might figure out the fruits here but tough! Really not too familar with this style of wine but should try the `04 and maybe a Campofiorin to refresh my memory.
Cost was $18.00 Cdn
Food, chicken scallopini with sauteed pots.
Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:Yup, gonna do the same and try tonite. The notes we have posted make for some interesting comparisions eh Ian. Think I will buy the `04 on my way to the Grill and taste this weekend. Don`t you have one in your cellar?
Know what, we could do a chat on tuesday!! Name the time your end, 7 hours difference no? That chat that Tom has set up is cool and easy to access! I am told this one here is just as good. Would not fit in timewise for you?
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