WSET Week 7, Italy, Spain, Portugal

The only problem with doing 6 wines a week, somewhere someone gets left out or well not shown as well.  Italy well represented with  4 Wines, and Spain and Portugal get to show us what they have with one single wine.  The Italian wines were all good, the spain not so much, and Portugal was good but wish there was atleast one more white from Spain or Portugal

WSET WEEK 7 ITALY, SPAIN, PORTUGAL - Downtown Vancouver [AI School] (3/1/2010)

Week 7 of WSET Italy, Spain and Portugal no Whites from Portugal or Spain so that kinda of sucks ah well


A good cross section of Italy not to shabby, and I got to drink Nebbiolo so really can't go wrong

  • 2008 Cantine Torresella - Italy, Veneto
    C: Clear, Pale Lemon

    A: Clean, Light to Medium Intensity
    Fruit - Ripeness, Apple, Citrus, Delicate

    T: Dry, Med + Acid, Med minus body, med finish
    Rich Mouthfeel, Apple/Pear, Good Texture

    Conclusion: Good, Simple, Nice Texture, Roundness what you would expect from a Pinot Grigio (86 pts.)
  • 2004 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Ovello - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco
    C: Clear, Med Garnet

    A: Clean, Med Plus
    Milk Chocolate, Bread/Porcini, Sour Cherry/Raspberry, A Twizzler Licourice Action going on, opening up to a BEAUTIFUL Fig/Anise Bread from Terra Breads OMG SO GOOD

    T: Dry, Med+ Acid, High Tannin, Body Med+
    Sweet Tannins, Ripe Cherry concetrated mmmm

    Conclusion Long Finish, I like a lot (90 pts.)
  • 2007 Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico Brolio - Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico
    C: Clear, Dark Ruby little Purple

    A: Clean, Pronounced
    Tar, Light Fruit, Cola, Mineral [Grill Brick]

    T: Dry, High Acid, High Tannin, Med Body
    Sweet Vanilla Cherry, Cola, Grape Candy, Polished

    Conclusion well Polished wine a lot of upright fruit not my style but can see a lot of people liking this, apparently there is 15% Syrah in here (88 pts.)
  • 2006 Tormaresca Primitivo Torcicoda Salento IGT - Italy, Puglia, Salento IGT
    C: Clear, Dark Ruby

    A: Clean, Pronounced
    Freshness, Ocean/Mineral, Plum, A Interesting nose to say the least

    T: Dry, Med Acid, Med Tannin, Med + Length, Full body
    Good Dark Fruit, Rich, Licorice

    Conclusion can see this having a good appeal to the masses very delicious (88 pts.)


Typical Spanish A Rioja

  • 2005 Bodegas Montecillo Rioja Reserva - Spain, La Rioja, Rioja
    C:Clear, Med Fuschia[Ruby]

    A: Clean, Med Intensity
    Wood, Light Fruit, Acetone Qualities

    T: Dry, Med+ Acid, Soft Tannins, Med Body
    Red Fruit, Ripe, Not alot going on one dimensional

    Conclusion I say boring it did open up a bit but still not enough for me to enjoy (84 pts.)


Portugal under rated? the wine was inexpensive and held its ground

  • 2007 Sociedade dos Vinhos Borges Dão Meia Encosta - Portugal, Beiras, Dão
    C: Clear, Ruby Medium

    A: Clean, Med Intensity
    Animal, Mineral, A Tar quality, Dark Fruit Black

    T: Dry, Med Acid, Soft Tannins, med Body, med minus finish
    Lush, Dark Fruit, Soft tannin, Black Tea

    Conclusion awesome QPR would recommend and would buy myself, tho it did not hold the next day (86 pts.)

I love Nebbiolo nuff said?

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