Exceptional Fizz! Veuve Fornay Cuvée R does it in style! Stunning grower Champagne. Every so often you come across a Champagne that has such great fruit quality that you wonder if it would be just as good or better without the bubbles in it. This baby doesn't hide behind sugar or winemaking trickery. With only 3g/l sugar it's super dry! 90% Chardonnay with a splash of Pinot from some great vineyards. It's barrel fermented and aged for about 9 months prior to spending 4 years on lees in bottle. The efforts of working with barrels and taking time to age base wines in them have paid off. It's a full on style, a real food wine, so much personality. Incredibly length and depth! Great flavours and plenty of intrigue. At $67 a bottle it punches well above it's weight.
This one makes it 3 great wines from 3 for Veuve Fornay all different all with personality!
#FilthyGoodVino #Champagne #Vertus #Chardonnay #VeuveFornay #RealWine — 4 years ago
A few rustic Chianti's on the deck @boccacciocellars today! The same, but, different to the Isole wines from a couple of weeks ago.
2013 Chianti Classico looking raw, needs time to settle. Some chewing texture demanding food.
2012 Chianti Classico Riserva, a hard edge, structure supported by a splash in some new oak. Solid core of fruit and some funk. Again one to watch.
2013 Il Poggio a density not present in the others. Fruit depth handling the oak beautifully. Refined texture, plenty of yumminess! Can't wait for the 2012 ... Birth year wine for my first!
#Chianti #Monsanto #IlPoggio #Tuscany #Wine #ItalianWine #FilthyGoodVino — 4 years ago
2011 Gaja Barbaresco! 2nd time I've had this wine in the last 2 months. A forward year, with great balance & elegance! #2011 Gaja Barbaresco! 2nd time I've had this wine in the last 2 months. A forward year, with great balance & elegance! Full write up & 20minute intro from Gaia will be posted on FilthyGoodVino.com soon! #FilthyGoodVino #Gaja #Barbaresco #Wine #RealWine #Nebbiolo #GaiaGaja — 5 years ago
Luke Lambert 2012 Yarra Valley Nebbiolo. Loaded with personality & character. Along with Arrivo showing the potential of Neb in Aus. The value question is the one that needs to be answered when you can get Voerzio Langhe & Vietti Perbacco for under $50. Lambert's Neb is heaps of fun. Yeah there's some slightly aggressive mid palate tannin that needs food to soften it. Overall an Aussie Neb to watch. If he can get the fruit & tannin length I'll be back. Thanks for bringing the tube @bendid #Nebbiolo #FilthyGoodVino #YarraValley #LukeLambert #RealWine — 4 years ago
2015 Clonakilla Rizza every but as good as everyone is saying! Sublime juicy acid & refined texture! Great to have a bit locked away for Jasmine. 2010 Prodottori perfect as usual. Can't believe it's a sub-$30 wine in Europe! #FilthyGoodVino #Clonakilla #Riesling #Barbaresco #Nebbiolo #RealWine — 4 years ago
A couple of Sangiovese's on the deck today!
2012 Isole e Olena Chianti Classico old school style, respecting the fruit. Savoury yumminess, layering up sour cherries with a refined texture & an edge of acid that would cut the fat of a Bisteccca Fiorentina perfectly. $35.
2010 Cepparello Brooding almost inky core of fruit holding its own in competition with an edge of new oak. Great to see it under Screwcap. Needs time. $99.
#FilthyGoodVino #Chianti #SuperTuscan #Sangiovese #realwine — 4 years ago