People may think I only drink Spanish wine. Of course not! In the world of wine, limit to drink only region or country is a sin. I do know some friends only drink Bourgogne, some only drink famous brands in Bordeaux because they only accept the wine they think is perfect but not appreciate the wine imperfect. What a waste! If every bottle is the same, it is too dull. Below are four wine I current tasted. They also have their personality.
- Pierre Cotton Côte de Brouilly 2017 (most left) – I can be sure to you that the label is the reason I picked this wine from the shelf. I didn’t know the winemaker, but I can feel he/she is not from the old school. Côte de Brouilly is the cru application in Beaujolais, and this region is a playground of new generation vigneron.
- 2015 Vini Viti Vinci Bourgogne Epineuil ‘Vals Noirs’, Burgundy, France by Nicolas Vauthier – All the wine label of Vini Viti Vinci are a bit erotic that really pop up. Bourgogne Epineuil is a sub-region located far north of Burgandy. Because it is so cold even Pinot Noir is difficult to ripe. The wine has sharp acidity like a fresh pick unripe cherry. This remains me once I was at my friend house in Bourgonge, she wanted to make a wild strawberry pie for dessert. She asked me to go to the wild field next to the house to pick some strawberry. I found and tasted one, wow, so sour, but I can taste the freshness and little sweetness after. This is the wine to be drunk on a summer night.
- Barberani Orvieto Superiore Luigi e Giovanna 2014 – I saw this wine at the bottom of the wine shelves of Italian wine section. But the graphic with the wine region and the grapes variety of this wine attracting me to pay. Why? I never try this region and grapes varieties. Orvieto is the wine region in Umbria. Grapes varieties are 80% Grechetto, 20% Trebbiano Giallo. This is a fruity white wine with a hint of tropical fruit and sweetness on the nose. I found it balance on sweet and sour like a just-ripe yellow plum. It is a perfect wine for any starters.
- Jean-Rene Germanier Balavaud CAYAS Syrah du Valais 2014 – I bought this wine is because I tasted the white wine from the same producer in a cheese-paring tasting event. This wine is from Switzerland. I know by heart that this is cold-climate Syrah – a light body wine. I always find cold climate Syrah has more fruity, freshness rather than lather and gamey from the hot-climate. I feel balanced on the fruit and acidity when tasted, invited to drink more. Harvest very late till November because it took time for the grapes to ripen. I really like it.
If you have a chance to find this in a local wine shop, try it! You will understand the wine only when you finish a bottle 🙂 Cheers!