Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Brut Cap Classique 2011, Wo Western Cap

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Sparkling White

Western Cape, South Africa
$19.95 (342758) at LCBO

Very nice and gentle mousse, with small bubbles. Aromas of bread, following flavors of citrus and some nuttiness.
Crisp, fresh, very nice!
I will buy it again!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wine in Piedmont

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We tried local food, it was really amazing! And wine, which we never get in LCBO, unfortunately!

 

Fritto misto.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With fritto misto we had local young Barbera and Dolcetto.

Barbera was very rich with black fruit aromas, very balanced and juicy. Dark rich color in the glass.

Dolcetto was  light with good acidity, and fruitiness, very balanced.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another local wine, light, very gastronomic, red berries aroma, very delicate. There is an article about this grape

 http://www.wine-searcher.com/regions-verduno+pelaverga

Sparkling Freisa with cheese appetizer. Didn’t see it here in Toronto. Also, wonderful and light wine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And this was amazing white wine we had with vegetable dishes. Rich with complex aromas, balanced with honey, floral flavors, lemon and herbs. very good, I would love to have it in our LCBO!

 

 

 

 

Food and wine in Italy

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While in Turin and Piedmont we had great experience with food and tasted many new wines.
We visited Eataly in Turin. Wonderful place! we ate there a few times and tasted wines.

We had some meat and cheeses.

 

 

With local Nebbiolo

 

 

 

 

 

carne crudo

 

This particular Nebbiolo was very unusual. Aged in steel, with rich fruit and red berries flavors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In my blog

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Virtual travel and tasting-Loire Valley, Anjou.

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Centuries ago, Anjou-Saumur was considered to be the heartland of the Loire and the source of the regions‘s most exciting wines.

During the 13th and 14th centuries, Anjou was one of the most popular wines in England. And then in Holland and Belgium.

Historically this region was famous for its white wines, made mostly of Chenin Blanc grapes.

Also grapes used are Sauvignon, Chardonnay.

And red grapes are Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grolleau.

The Anjou appellation area includes Anjou-Villages, Anjou Rouge, Savennieres,

Sweet wine appellations Coteaux du Layon, Bonnezeaux and Quarts de Chaume.

Cremant de la Loire are very famous for sparkling wines made mostly from Chenin Blanc.

Sweet wines are made from botrytized grapes.

The broad spectrum of wine styles is produced in Anjou.

Today Anjou is more and more known for its rose style wines and wines based on Cabernet Franc.

 I have 

Les Vignoles Terroirs Et Lieu Dieu De Loire Saumur Champigny 2009, Ac, Cabernet Franc


Very stylish and elegant wine.
Garnet color in the glass.
Lovely aromas of raspberries, spices.
Light tannins and smooth acidity.
Medium bodied, medium finish with floral notes.

And I want to pair it with chicken and liver terrine with hazelnuts.

See you the next time!

Cheers!

Mayu Reserva Carmenère 2011, Elqui Valley

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Carmenre.

Chile.

In the glass dark red color.

 

On the nose dark fruit, tobacco, earth.

 

On the palate dry, firm tannins with balanced acidity, medium to full body. Chocolate flavour with hint of cedar and tobacco. Plum, ripe red fruit. Smooth, long finish with leather aromas.

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