Words escape me...Notes later, best E&M Rosé to date!
Nose has ripe cranberry, mashed raspberry, blood orange flesh, mashed strawberry, recently cut grass, oak bark and a pint of cherries.
Palate has tart cherry, strawberry, over-ripe raspberry, fresh Clementine peel, (minor) baking spice, cold plum with a long finish. Weighty yet finessed
I can't believe I'm stating this, but I think this wine exceeds the 2017 version, which I thought was bonkers, this is better! — 2 months ago
Stuck inside and dreaming of better days abroad or just in a backyard with friends?
This wine helped me take a little escape to the island of Corsica, the home of the one and only Napoleon Bonaparte. This is one of 2 amazing rose wines from Marquiliani. This was my first Gris rose from Marquiliani and it's been a few years since I hade the regular rose.
Domaine Marquiliani is one of the top producers of wine (and olive oil & almonds) on the island and are a small family owned and operated by Anne Amalric and her father Daniel who founded the modern history of this winery in the 1950s.
Pale and watery in color, this is the "Gris" rose. Gorgeous notes of pink citrus, jasmine florals, minerals and fennel seed, no doubt from the high dose of Syrah in the blend. The wine grew tremendously in the glass and after an hour it was firing on all cylinders. Elegant on the palate with a stunning density and length on the nose. Pure and refreshing, it appealed to both the intellectual and hedonistic side of my tastes. Gorgeous, buying more ASAP!
- 50% Sciaccarellu, 40% Syrah, 10% Vermentino
- 2 ha of vines in schist and granite gravel with silt soils, planted 1964
- direct press rose and cold-soaked for 72 hours!!
- fermented in stainless and sees NO Malo
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A beautiful, cool early Autumn evening, relaxing by a fire in the chiminea.
100% Pinot Noir, Disgorged February 2019.
Words escape me... Just wow!
(Notes later, I promise)
24 Hour Update:
Nose has yeasted dough, flat seltzer, limestone infused apple juice, hard crusted bread, oxidized red apple peel and bruised yellow apple.
Palate has tart yellow apple, saline puff pastry, faint lemon juice, limestone infused water, lemon zest with balanced acidity and a long, long finish. Outstanding.
The P-F wines always need a minimum of 24H open, 48H really if you have patience because then they open to just the most beautiful Champagne you've ever paid under $100 for, every time. No fear, the bubbles will wait over 48H so plan ahead for maximum enjoyment. — 18 days ago
Beautiful, rich red that is jammy and smooth. Needs lots of time to breathe. Be patient. — 5 months ago
Loved this. Not reinventing the wheel but simply a beautiful wine to enjoy! — a month ago
After a disappointing evening wine wise the Germans don’t disappoint.
Nose is deep dense blackberries. Some earth. After 30 minutes it gets some crazy savory depth.
Palate is dense blackberries. Some licorice. Round and a brilliant food wine. Very good deliciousness. After 30 minutes more serious. 1er cru serious. More dense. Gods licorice. Longer.
German pinot is the escape hatch for people priced out of burgundy. Don’t look back.
FWIW I’m having with veal tongue with shallots in a basilicata pepper white wine butter sauce.
Bought from fass selections. — 3 months ago
The Bubble Keush, but I didn’t grab it from the wheel well of my DeVille. 40% Khatouni and 60% Voskehat from high ground in Armenia. My first from within its borders and it’s very, very good. You would assume this was a mid-level champagne on the creamy end of the spectrum. — 6 months ago