No tipples being consumed this week and last weekend was beer or margaritas, no wine. My gf is heading down to see her family before the weekend so I’ve got Friday night in on my own. I’m going to make a portion of fresh tagliatelle and pull a ragù out of the freezer, this particular batch containing beef, pork and more than a hint of chicken liver. There will be red wine, the question is which one.
Italian food, Italian wine, obviously.
With all this talk of Rhone 2016 on the Community, how could you open anything but?
Go on, treat yourself. And make it New World while you’re at it.
I’m planning on opening a Two Paddocks Pinot Noir 2014 tomorrow evening. A relative brought it back from NZ a couple of years ago. On the few occasions I have thought about opening it, I ended up having a cold and didn’t want to waste it! The majority of bottles I drink are sub £10, so hope it’ll be worth the wait!
A mixed bag…the whites are wildly acidic to the point where you wonder how they are still in business. The pinot is pale, ruby tinted, also very acidic, light bodied, subtle on the nose, raspberry and cherry fruit, very low tannin but drinkable. A tenner is spent better at tws.
The traditional method rose sparkling is a thing of beauty. I seriously couldn’t believe the difference! That really is worth buying.
Italian it is, and couldn’t have been more perfect. There’s a minerality that compliments the chicken liver, fruit to offset it, and good grip. It’s rustic, playful and stands up to the slow cooked ragù. Salud.
Edit: Really dry and definitely wants to be drunk with a meal…
Sadly, a bit of cork taint…I seem a bit jinxed at present. Not as bad as the CNdP a month ago - there was some fruit there, and the bouquet was trying to fight its way through the mustiness . I have had two other bottles of it in the last year and they were both fine.
This was the first of my six and it is gorgeus, plenty of fruit and a sweet finish (from extensive barrel aging mayhaps). There is some bitter chocolate notes in the background I am enjoying it Just to note that the bottle was already Coravinned. I think I will wait till autumn with the next bottle.