Tuesday, February 23, 2010

NYC Gambero Rosso Tasting: Italian Wines of 2010

Last night I only had about an hour to sample as many wines as I could at the Gambero Rosso Tasting Italian Wines of 2010, so I checked out the table listing and went directly to the ones that caught my eye. All of them were exceptional and I took very brief tasting notes of each.

Grattamacco Bolgheri Rosso Superiore 2006 DOC
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot and 10% Sangiovese. Herbal, tar, cherries, smoky.

Lungarotti Torgiano Rosso Vigna Monticchio Riserva 2006
licorice, tobacco, smoke, black cherries and violets.

Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Cerratalto 2005
nose: violets, plums, cherries, flavors: cola, ripe cherries, licorice, yum.

Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico Castello di Brolio 2006
nose: blue fruits, cherries, flavors: raspberries, mint, cola.

Masi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Campolongo di Torbe 2004
nose: chocolate, mushrooms, roasted meat, saddle, flavors: ripe sour cherries, powder, slate.

San Felice Pugnitello 2007
nose: tobacco, sour cherries, flavors: plums, violet candies.

Firriato Harmonium 2007
red fruit, prunes, black cherries, powdered sugar, white pepper.

Marchesi di Barolo Sarmassa 2005 DOCG
gaminess, rose water, anise, resinous spices, vanilla

Went to the Pio Cesare table looking for the 2005 Barolo Ornato, then the 2006 Querciabella Camartino, ma portroppo hanno finito.

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