Bob Parsons Alberta wrote:TN: 2010 Koster-Wolf Scheurebe Kabinett, Rheinhessen.
SC, 9% alc, $17 Cdn, Lot # 4251 072 211 11.
Light lemon in color, nose very aromatic with apple, lycee, blackcurrant bush in the garden. No Sauv Blanc here, more of a Pinot Gris from Okanagan.
No effervescence here, sweet entry, ripe fruits..peach, pear, apple. Not cloying but enough acidity?? Lighter bodied, good balance but think I would prefer trocken style.
Interested to see how this developes over the evening.
JC (NC) wrote:2011 Trivento Amado Sur white blend (75% Torrontes, 15% Viognier, 10% Chardonnay), Mendoza, Argentina.
JC (NC) wrote:2011 QUADY ELECTRA CALIFORNIA MOSCATO (Orange Muscat grapes.) 4.5% abv. Screwcap. Pretty label with a painted angel. Some question about how closely Orange Muscat is related to other Muscat grapes. The variety probably originated in France or Italy but is now grown mostly in Australia and California. The color of this wine in the glass is more gold than white or straw. Orange, tangerine and apricot figure into the scents and flavors with a suggestion of musk. Quite sweet but not terribly cloying. Can be pleasing in small portions but not a wine to drink by the large glassful. For those of you not familiar with Quady, this company specializes in dessert and aperitif wines including Essencia and Electra made from Orange Muscat grape and Elysium and Red Electra from the Black Muscat grape variety and Starboard, a port-type wine (get it--port and starboard.) With the Electra, fermentation is stopped when the grape juice is about halfway between grape juice and wine to make a light, crisp wine where in the Essencia, the wine is lightly fortified and the alcohol by volume is about 15%. A suggested cocktail using Electra from the winery website: Martini Becomes Electra--combine 2 oz. Absolut Vodka, .75 oz. Grand Marnier, .75 oz. Quady Electra and two orange wheels, shaken and strained. (I haven't tried it but it sounds intriguing.)
Tim York wrote:This afternoon's tasting including wines from the Rhône, the Valle d'Aosta and Puglia. I am pleased that a good aromatic white from each of these regions was on show and the Rhône's contribution was the next best thing to a Condrieu, namely a Viognier from the Collines Rhodaniennes near Brézème.
IGP Collines Rhodaniennes Le Viognier 2011 - Domaine Lombard - (€10) had a well developed nose of fresh exotic fruit and spice and a palate with minerals and nice fresh acidity and good underlying roundness showing off its aromas. No suspicion of cloying which happens sometimes with Viognier. Good 15.5/20.
Valle d'Aosta Moscato bianco 2010 - Château Feuillet - (€15) had a lovely nose full of ginger and spice and a quite full and fruity palate with lively acidity. Good 15.5/20.
IGP Salento bianco Sereno - Consorzio di Maduria, Puglia, made from Fiano 80% (different from that in Avellino) and Verdeca 20%, was surprisingly similar to the preceding Valdaostan Moscato with perhaps a tad less ginger and lively acidity; the presenter drew my attention to its good length. Good 15.5/20+.
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