Continuing with the Italian theme of this week
Contratto Brut Millesimato 2007... made in the Franco Corta style.. but a vintage .. pinot noir with a little chardonnay.. very rough and not a lot of mousse
La Pinetta Vermentino. 2010 interesting label of rhino , not many in Italy. some minerality, lots of heavy handed acidity.. not finessed or subtle
Ciaci Toscana Rosso 2009 Sangiovese with some Cab/Merlot/Syrah. light bodied.. and again heavy handed with the fruit upfront.. very dark
La Spinetta Barbera Ca di Pian 2008 cedary on the nose, a little iodine? needs food I think
La Spinetta Langhe Nebbiolo 2008 people wanting a Nebbiolo experience without the Barolo price... this has all the tannin of one.. might need to age a little
Ciacci Brunello di Montalcino 2007... brickish and lush.. lots of tannin on the front but approachable
La Spinetta Moscato di Asti.. 2011. a single vineyard Moscato... freshness and soapy again but this wines acidity keeps it going .. more mousse on this than the Contratto.