The recycling bag revealed these…
…the two reds were partnered with pappardelle and a beef and bean ragu on both Friday and Saturday. The white was ‘cook’s perks’ !
The Morellino Di Scansano 2015 from Podere 414 was the pick of the two. Purple black in colour with a powerful nose of bramble berries, dark plums. peppery spice and herbs. Generously full flavoured with similar notes to the nose. Ripe tannins and fresh acidity provide the necessary structure to balance its softly ripe velvety texture with some integrated oak notes adding further depth and complexity. A lot of wine for the money ( £13.95 ).
The Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Kabinett 2017 from Schloss Lieser is a wonderful example of its type. Now losing the explosivity of youth and developing softer more complex, toffee-like, flavours it was much enjoyed whilst prepping food and cooking. Er, and didn’t quite make it to day three as intended.
The Society’s Exhibition Chianti Classico 2015 from Poggiopiano has seen some mixed reviews. Medium cherry red colour with a typical Sangiovese nose of red cherries and berries, herbs and a subtle earthiness. Soft and mellow on tasting with acidity providing some necessary lift. Ripe tannins dissipated through the course of drinking and its spicy red fruit finish had reasonable length of flavour. Not earth shatteringly good but a decent example of its type all the same.
Looking forward to reading more tomorrow, have a lovely day everyone.