March 10 de 2014
- Los Vinos y el Menú
- Información sobre los vinos
- Notas regionales
- Vinotables rating de los vinos
Jairo Sanchez, Italo Mirkow
Mario Aguilar, Carlos Algandona, Cecilio-Augusto Berndsen, Juan Luis Colaiacovo, Italo Mikow, Orlando Reos, Agustín Riveros, Alfonso Sánchez, Jairo Sánchez, Miguel Segovia
LOS VINOS Y EL MENÚ
Esta degustación abierta es la primera de la serie de vinos de Italia programada para el 2014, que en esta oportunidad incluye las las tres regiones viníferas de Trentino Alto-Adige, Veneto y Fruili-Venezia Giulia. Por las características enológicas de la zona hemos seleccionado un vino espumoso Prosecco, DOC Veneto, un vino blanco Pinot Griggio DOC , un vino blanco Friulano Collio Goriziano DOC y un vino tinto Amarone de la Valpolicela Superior DOCG, que reflejan la producción de las tres regiones que componen la Zona Administrativa de Triveneto. Los vinos son representativos de las mas importantes variedades de uva, emblemáticas de cada región y se destacan por su calidad y aceptación en los mercados internos y externos.
- Zardetto Prosecco di Treviso Brut – NV
- Mejillones en Salsa Blanca
- Barone Fini Pinot Grigio
- Collio Friulano – Schiopetto – 2011
- Risoto con Calamares, Almejas y Camarones
- Masi Costasera Amarone -2009
- Mar y tierra (pescado Grupper en Salsa Livornesa y carne a la parrilla)
INFORMACIÓN SOBRE LOS VINOS
(All information obtained and condensed from several Internet articles)
Zardetto Prosecco di Treviso Brut
Year – Vintage: N/V
Composition, Grape: Glera Grape 95% (Prosecco), Chardonnay 5%
Style: Spakling White
Region, Sub Region : Veneto, Conegliano, DOC Prosecco Treviso
Alcohol APV : 11.5% Vol.
Price or price range: ?
Place of Sale: Total Wine
Producer Description. Rich lemon and fresh herbs aromas, with nice bread crust hints, that arrive together to the palate with delicious flavor energy.
Wine-maker notes. A blend of 95% Prosecco and 5% Chardonnay. Crystal clear with a hearty white foam and fine perlage. Fresh fragrant aromas and a delicately soft and harmonious taste are the hallmarks of this quintessential aperitif wine.
Critical Acclaim. As one of the first companies to introduce and distribute Prosecco in Italy, Zardetto is conquering the global market, and is having great success thanks to the high quality of its products. Owner Fabio Zardetto, always attentive to his customers’ needs, has invested countless resources in search of quality, resulting in consistent technological improvements that have strengthened the company’s business and consolidated its market position. Zardetto now delivers a complete and versatile Prosecco to the educated consumer, the discerning journalist, or the curious visitor, thanks to the powerful combination of land and climate, state-of-the-art technology, hard work, and most importantly, excellent wine.
Zardetto, located in the heart of the famous Prosecco vineyards in the beautiful Conegliano hills, 40 miles from Venice, has been a leader in sparkling wine production for more than 30 years. Zardetto controls the entire production process, starting from vineyard management and continuing until the Prosecco reaches the consumer. In 2002, Fabio turned his efforts to the construction of a new winery. Today, Zardetto owns a large and modern winery, that houses a tasting room with picturesque vineyard views and a Prosecco wine shop. The winery incorporates the most sophisticated technologies, a team of skilled experts, and a strong partnership with grape growers.
The grapes for this Prosecco come from the Treviso hills where the Glera variety has always been part of the agricultural community. In this brut version the typical features of moraine soil and the aromatic fragrance given by its closeness to the nearby woods of the Treviso Prealps are greatly exalted. Serve it: 7-9 °C (44-46 °F), in a sparkling wine flute.
Gold Medal International Wine Cellar 2013
Wine Enthusiast 2011: 86/100
Wine Spectator 2013. 86/100 Zardetto’s easy DOC Prosecco (from the newly enlarged production zone) offers a fresh and cheerful drinking experience with lime, green apple and drying mineral.
AlisonNapjus 3/2/2012 – Firm, with a refined bead and subtle notes of blanched almond, honeysuckle, quince and zesty spice. Crisp finish. Drink now. 90,000 cases made.
The Winwe Advocate – 88 Points. – The NV Prosecco Brut is a richer, creamier wine than the Brut Cuvee Private. Here the fruit tends towards ripe yellow peaches, with flowers, spices and minerals that add complexity. The finish is long, generous and nicely balanced.
People Notes.Clear, pale lemon-green with a pillar of very fine bubbles. The nose is clean with medium intensity and notes of apricot, pear, white pepper, yeast and faint grass. The palate shows a dry wine with medium acidity and flavors of lime, green pear, steel and some yeast. This has a medium body with a medium finish and is a good wine.
HOW TO SERVE IT. 7-9 °C (44-46 °F), in a sparkling wine flute.
Barone Fini Pinot Grigio
Winery: Barone Fini
Region, Sub Region: Trentino-Alto Adige Valdadige
Country : Italy
Alcohol APV : 11.5% Vol.
Price or price range : ?
Place of Sale: Total Wine
Critical Acclaim : 86/100 Pnt
Producer Notes: A crisp dry wine from northern Italy it is fresh and fruity with a flowery bouquet. A perfect accompaniment to light dishes or by itself as an excellent aperitif. Soft, round fruit fills the mouth with ripe, juicy flavors. A long finish glides into flavors of ripe apples and lichee nuts. A wine to be enjoyed alone, as an apéritif, or with shellfish, fowl and light meals that include vegetarian dishes.
Wine Expectator: Soft and round with ripe juicy flavors, Barone Fini Pinot Grigio is a refreshing and expressive wine. The family wine making history goes back six centuries and today is done in the most modern style. All of their wines are entirely grown and produced in the Trentino-Alto Adige region of Northern Italy and their hillside Pinot Grigio vineyards average 25 to 30 years of age. Following all the strict guidelines of the Italian DOC, grapes are all hand picked and sorted manually before fermentation. Crushing and fermentation take place in a state-of-the-art winery under careful temperature controlled conditions. This is quality DOC Pinot Grigio at the the price of IGT. Great value.
Producer Description, Winemaking has consistently been part of our family business for at least six centuries and was offi cially recorded by the administration of the Republic of Venice on October 24, 1479 when we were given duty free privileges.
Today, we take a modern approach to winemaking with two primary objectives: first, producing quality, approachable wines, and second, keeping our family-owned and operated business market-nimble, involving all of the members of our immediate family.
Our wines are entirely grown and produced in the Trentino-Alto Adige area to our winemaking specifi cations, where for decades our long-standing relationships and knowledge of the area gives us access to the best grapes grown from the vineyards we choose. We have only produced D.O.C. wines, proving that our wines meet the highest standards from year to year. For generations Barone Fini wines have been produced with the minimal aid of human interference. Our family has always believed that maintaining the natural balance of the plant and making our wine with the least human intervention only makes sense. The Fini family’s strong cultural history has always promoted culvitation techniques that minimize environmental impact. We guarantee we will continue to pursue our natural ways for generations to come.
Pinot Grigio Wines. Pinot Grigio is more than just the Italian name for the Pinot Gris grape variety; it also embodies stylistic differences. ‘Pinot Grigio’ wines are typically quite different from ‘Pinot Gris’ wines, even though they are made from the same variety. The difference is so well established that the two are often treated as distinct varieties.
The refreshing Pinot Grigio style has enjoyed great success in various countries, most recently the United States, (where it is fondly nicknamed ‘Greej’) and Australia. The most common descriptors of the style are ‘light’, ‘crisp’ and ‘dry’. Aroma notes citing lemon, green apple and blossoms complement these characteristics. A crisp dry wine from northern Italy it is fresh and fruity with a flowery bouquet. A perfect accompaniment to light dishes or by itself as an excellent aperitif.
Ripe Pinot Grigio GrapesThe Grigio style is achieved by harvesting the grapes relatively early, which helps to retain the variety’s naturally high acidity. To retain freshness and ‘zing’, fermentation and storage typically take place in stainless-steel tanks. If barrels were used, this would add palate weight and sweet vanilla-like aromas, which would detract significantly from the clean, simple style. Pinot Grigio wines are almost always intended for consumption within a year or two of harvest, so extended cellaring is neither nor advisable.
North-eastern Italy (Veneto, Friuli-Venezia-Giulia and Trentino-Alto Adige) remains the world epicenter of Pinot Grigio production; the region exports vast quantities of the wine each year, mostly to the United Kingdom and US. In some parts of Italy, the variety is used to make sparkling wines, although it is notably absent from the nation’s most serious sparkling style, Franciacorta.
Some wineries in the New World have chosen to produce both Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris wines, in contrasting styles. Wines labelled as Pinot Grigio are made in a crisp, dry style, whereas those labelled Pinot Gris are richer, weightier and more complex both in terms of mouthfeel and aromatics. Each style has its place in the wine spectrum; the former performs well as an aperitif, the latter is more of a food wine.
Food matches include:
Zuppa di vongole (clam soup); goat cheese, rocket & walnut salad.: Fish tacos; conchitas a la Parmesana
Collio Friulano – Schiopetto – 2011
Varietal: Friulano 100%, White Wine Winery: Mario Schiopetto Region, Sub Region, Appellation : Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Collio Goriziano DOC Alcohol per Volume APV: 13% Price or price range: ? Place of Sale: Gary’s, New Jersey
a.1.- Producer Description: See text
a.2.- Critical Acclaim: 91 points W. Spectator, 88 points W. Enthususiast
Kerin O’Keefe — (11/1/2013).-Made with the Friulano grape—formerly known as Tocai Friulano—this white offers lemon peel and mineral aromas that carry over to the palate. It’s long and linear, with a crisp finish.
Tom Hyland, Chicago. My favorite of the Schiopetto whites from 2010 (and often my favoriteevery year, as it is a toss up between this and the Sauvignon) is the Friulano. Friulano is somewhat of a chameleon grape in this region, as local terroir is a key characteristic of this variety; I have tasted examples that are more fruit-driven, while others tend to feature more of a minerality. This has beautiful aromas of golden apple, Anjou pear, quince and chamomile; there is excellent persistence and vibrant acidity along with outstanding complexity. This is an outstanding wine and among the two or three very best examples of Friulano produced each year, a statement I make without any doubt and one that confirms the brilliance of the wines of this great winemaking family in Collio.
Friuli-Venezia Giulia wine (or Friuli wine) is wine made in the northeastern Italian region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Once part of the Venetian Republic and with sections under the influence of the Austro-Hungarian Empire for some time, the wines of the region have noticeable Slavic and Germanic influences. There are 11 Denominazione di origine controllata (DOC) and 3 Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia area. The region has 3 Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT) designations Alto Livenza, delle Venezie and Venezia Giulia. Nearly 62% of the wine produced in the region falls under a DOC designation. The area is known predominantly for its white wines which are considered some of the best examples of Italian wine in that style. Along with the Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, the Friuli-Venezia Giulia forms the Tre Venezie wine region which ranks with Tuscany and Piedmont as Italy’s world class wine regions.
The winemaking history of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia has been strongly influenced by the history of the Friuli and Venezia Giulia regions that were important stops along the Mediterranean spice route from the Byzantine Empire to the trading center of Venice. During the Middle Ages, travelers passing through this area brought grapevines from Macedonia and Anatolia. Under the Habsburg reign, the French grape varieties were introduced. Prior to the phylloxera epidemic over 350 grape varieties were grown in the region. During the 19th century, the region served as a major Mediterranean port for the Austro-Hungarian Empire which bought a Teutonic influence to the area.
Following the phylloxera epidemic, winemaking in the Friuli region was very muted and did not begin to garner much attention till the 1970s. The international popularity of Pinot grigio in the 1980s and 1990s help to change the dynamic of Friuli-Venezia Giulia winemaking. Prior to this time vineyard owners sold their grapes in bulk to co-ops and négociant-like wineries that would blend the grapes together. With the success of Mario Schiopetto in bottling and marketing the product of his own vineyard, other vineyard owners followed suit and began opening up small wineries of their own.
Masi Costasera Amarone 2009
Grape, Blend Composition: Corvina, up to 75%, Rondinella, up 35%, Molinara y otras hasta 10%.
Winery: Masi Region: Sub Region, Appellation Veneto, Valpolicella Classico DOCG
Alcohol por Volumen APV : 15 %
Price or price range: ?? Place of Sale: Gary’s N. Jersey a.1.- Producer Description: See Text a.2.- Critical Acclaim : WS 92 points, WA 91
Winemaker’s Notes: Costa Sera: The coasts which face the sunset are the best ones in the Valpolicella Classica for producing a high quality Amarone. Here, where the day is longer, the wines, which overlook Lake Garda, benefit from the reflection of its light and its milder climate. Amarone is a unique wine due to its origin, ancient grape varieties and production methods (vinification of grapes that have been semi-dried for 3-4 months on bamboo racks). The Costasera Amarone expresses particular majesty and complexity. Ideal with red meats, game and mature cheeses. An excellent wine for the end of the meal and for ageing. Serve at 17ºC (63ºF)
Proud, majestic, complex and exuberant: this is Masi’s gentle giant. A benchmark for the Amarone category, which, together with Barolo and Brunello, makes up the aristocracy of the Italian wine world.
The product of Masi’s unrivalled expertise in the appassimento technique, whereby traditional grapes for the Valpolicella Classica area – Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara – are laid out on bamboo racks to concentrate their aromas during the winter months.
Look: very dark ruby red.
Nose: baked fruit, plums and cherries.
Palate: fruity tastes, with hints of coffee and cocoa. Very well balanced
Wine Advocate 91 Points. The 2009 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Costasera is a richly layered Amarone that shows youthful energy and budding complexity despite the fact it is only at the beginning of its evolutionary course. Immediate layers of dried fruit and pressed blackberry peel back to reveal etched mineral tones, loads of tobacco, exotic spice and even a hint of bitter chocolate. Like many of the best Amarones on the market, this wine is distinguished by its exceptional mouthfeel: Softness, thickness, sweetness and dark concentration are among its best assets. Drink 2015-2024.-ML
Wine Spectator 92 Points. Rich and earthy, with a note of forest floor, this tobacco-laced version is firm and structured. The fine texture carries a core of plum compote, coffee, treacle, date and licorice. Offers a lasting finish of grilled herbs. Drink now through 2024. 35,000 cases made.–AN
The Valpolicella Blend is based on three indigenous red-wine grape varieties grown in the Veneto region in Italy’s northeast. Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara are the trio primarily involved in the blend, though it could easily be argued that the production methods are equally as important. The Valpolicella DOC also allows for up to 15% of other red-wine varieties grown in the province of Verona, including Rossignola
- Amarone della Valpolicella Classico wine region Amarone della Valpolicella Classico wines are rich, red amarone wines from the traditional classico viticultural zone of Valpolicella in Veneto, north-eastern Italy.
One of Veneto’s most famous and prestigious wines, Amarone della Valpolicella has played a vital part in boosting the region’s status in the wine world. Those examples from the classico vineyards around Fumane, Marano, Negar and Sant’Ambroglio are considered the finest, and rank among the top wines in Italy.
- Amarone della Valpolicella wine region Amarone della Valpolicella is an intensely flavored dry red wine made from dried (passito) grapes. It is made in the Veneto region of north-eastern Italy, and is arguably the region’s most prestigious red wine.
The amarone style developed as Veneto’s winemakers searched for a way to increase the body, complexity and alcohol content of their wines.
Wine Notes. Previosuly Masi Amarone was not labeled as ‘Costasera’. Whatever the future holds for the region and its wine, the Vs of Veneto have made their mark on this era of wine history. The names Veneto, Verona, Vicenza, Valpolicella, Valpantena and Valdobbiadene have emerged with vigor into the 21st century, and now even the historic canal city of Venice has its own DOC (Venezia)
Veneto Region. Located in Northeast Italy, near the Austrian border, and one of the three regions making up the Tre-Venezie, Veneto is most famous for its city of love, Venice. In the wine world, Veneto is the top volume producer in the north of Italy. Production includes lovely spritzy Proseccos (also the grape name), as well as the easy-drinking white wine of Soave (made from the White grape,Garganega) and the red wine of Amarone. Notable Facts. The wine of Soave is mostcommon white wine made here. Occasionally you can find an exceptional Soave, but for the most part the wine is easy-drinking and refreshingly pleasant. For the reds, the most popular are Amarone and Valpolicella – both made primarily from the good structured Corvina grape. While Amarone is always made in the recioto method (drying out the grapes to intensify the flavor), Valpolicella has a few different levels. Amarone is made from very ripe grapes, which are then dried and then pressed, producing an opulent, concentrated, full-bodied wine that has a distinctive and powerful taste that stays with you. Not for the lighter fare meal, this wine is almost port-like and delicious with cheese and/or dessert. Valpolicella can also be made in the recioto method, but it’s more often found in a dry style – the wine goes up in rank, from Valpolicella to Valpolicella Classico to Valpolicella Classico Superiore. And finally, the bubbly Veneto Prosecco. Made from the grape Glera is less fizzy than Champagne and occasionally has a slight sweetness. It’s absolutely delicious as a value aperitif.
Friuli-Venecia Giulia Region. The Friuli-Venezia Giulia region is bordered by the Alps to the north separating it from Austria. Slovenia borders the region on the east and the Italian region of Veneto forms the western border and part of the southern border with the Adriatic Sea. The northern half is very mountainous and gives way to flatter terrain and plains on the way to the sea. The climate is distinguished with very warm days and chilly nights that help maintain a balance in the grape between acidity and sugar levels and allows the grapes a long, slow growing season. In summertime the mean temperature is around 73 °F (22.8 °C) with rainfall averaging 60 inches (1,530 mm). Harvest normally takes place in September. The soils of the region vary from the calcium rich marl and flysch sandstone in the more hilly regions to clay, sand and gravel in the valley. The names of Friuli vineyards and wine estates often include the word ronco (plural ronchi), which is the Friulian word for a terraced hillside.
Trentino Alto Adige Region. Trentino-Alto Adige is the most northerly wine-producing region in Italy. Due to its complex geopolitical history, it is composed of two autonomous provinces named Trentino and Alto Adige. Trentino is almost entirely Italian speaking, while Alto Adige has a predominantly German-speaking population, who know their province by the name Sudtirol (South Tyrol in English). This is due to the region’s former status as part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, from which it was re-claimed.
The area consists of the regions Trentino and Alto Adige, neighbors in Northeast Italy, and is part of the Tre-Venezie trifecta. The northernmost region of Italy is fairly hilly due its closeness to the the Alps, and many vines in Trentino are terraced along the hillsides for ideal sunlight benefits. Alto Adige, in turn, has more vines on the valley floors, but enjoys warmer summers.
Notable Facts. White and sparkling are the name of the game here in quality and exports, although oddly enough, more red wine is produced. The majority of this red wine is drunk locally and in neighboring countries Reds are likely to be Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, along with a few local varieties, most notably Schiaval. The white grapes are Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Traminer and Chardonnay. Chardonnay is the most-planted and most revered, while Traminer hails from Austria and has an amazingly light body, but is also intensely floral and delicious. Pinot Bianco and Pinot Grigio are the international players that make lively whites of good value. The sweet spot of Trentino Alto-Adige is Vino Santo- a wine not to be confused with Tuscany’s Vin Santo. Vino Santo (which means holy wine) is a sweet wine of the arkjklhjea made from dried grapes. Not found as much as Vin Santo, but still a treat
VINOTABLES RATINGS FOR THIS TASTING
Los comentarios sobre los vinos seleccionados fueron los siguientes (en el orden en que fueron servidos):
1. Zardetto Prosecco di Treviso Brut ($16). Frutoso, buena burbuja, buen balance de fruta y acidez. Puntajes entre 88 y 90, con un promedio de 89.1 puntos.
2. Barone Fini Pinot Griggio ($17). Color amarillo pálido, muy aromatico, frutoso, algo dulce y muy agradable de beber. Final largo. Puntajes entre 88 y 91, con un promedio de 89 puntos.
3. Friulano Schiopetto ($22). Color amarillo citrico muy intenso. Muy aromatico, con sabor herbáceo y mineral, suave al paladar; final simple. Puntajes entre 88 y 89, con un promedio de 88.7 puntos.
4. Masi Costasera Amarone ($?). Color de vino joven rojo violaceo. Aromas y sabores de frutas rojas y negras, madera y pasas. Buen cuerpo con muy buena estructura y balance. Final largo y complejo. Puntajes entre 90 y 92, con un promedio de 91.3 puntos.
El mejor Vino:Masi Costasera Amarone