Should be in last week’s thread but posting vague thoughts and memories of some of last week’s wines on holiday. Some purchased en route, some locally (Sarlat in the Dordogne) and some brought with us).
Left to right.
Local Malbec / Cahors - juicy and fairly light (13%), delightful cool. Great bargain around €8. Kompsos Liatiko - again chilled to cope with 35°+ weather and very nice too. Light and fragrant but with some grip to handle most food.
Chiara Condello Predappio (Sangiovese) 2016 & 2019 - bit of a comparison to see how the vintages compare at the moment. I couldn’t find my last bottle of 2017 in the cabinet, unfortunately. With grilled steak. Both reward food, plenty of grip. 2016 showing signs of development, 2019 still very much on the fruit. Both very tasty, for different reasons.
Aurelien Revillot Bourgueil ‘Sur Les Hauts’ 2019 - we drank 3 of these over the week. First two excellent but 3rd was corked. Modern style Bourgueil - fresh and racy, full of energy. Red fruit and lively acidity.
Rosé bought locally from the fridge as we needed more cold wines. Nice but not especially memorable. Served its purpose.
Cossart Gordon Malmsey Madeira Colheita 1994. Delicious. Served after a long meal with lots of wine. Some of the sugar turned to dryness (perceived??). Complex. Long
Skiants - Aleatico from Marche - made in the style of a Burgundy - soft and perfumed but with a definite Italian fruit profile, hello cherry
Prunotto Barbaresco 2017 - on the lighter end of Barbaresco. Very fragrant. Enjoyed with roast chicken.
More locally sourced Malbec, fresh style of Cahors again, 13%. Ok, but preferred the other one.
Locally sourced white Corbieres. Think white Rhone style. Quite fragrant and low acidity. This got mostly quaffed in the kitchen while I was manning BBQ so my recollections are both scant and vague on this one.
More locally-sourced cold rosé. This one from Provence (now I remember, the other one was darker and a little more gumph). Typical Provence rosé. Light and dry. Nice with sun, disappeared quickly.
Alpha Zeta rosé - Sangiovese from TWS. IMO easily equal to the Provence rose and half the price. A bloody bargain.
Pietradolce Etna Rosso - yum! Silky texture, slightly smoky, delicious red fruit.
Giocosa Roero Arneis - delicious and balanced. Texture, acidity and fruit.
Maximin Grunhaus Abtsberg Kabinett 2018. Maybe just too hot outside but I was excepting more acidity. Pleasurable, just not as much pleasure as I wanted.
Domaine de La Pepiere Muscadet Monnieres Saint-Fiacre - picked up by a friend on the way down to the holiday house. Absolutely delicious, so much going on - enjoyed with a mountain of prawns and mayo.
Triennes rosé in magnum. Unmissable at €22 per magnum. Tasty and thirst-quenching.