MondayWine

It’s just monday, but every day is suitable to taste a good wine. Tonight I paired my dinner with a good Chianti classiso DOCG “1472”, 2010 vintage. Perfect balance with pepper and cherry aromas, it made me happy in this first work day.

LangheDinner

A perfect Night in one of my favourite restaurant @Ilversodelghiottone with friends. Battuta al coltello, Ravioli del Plin, Tajarin and eggs everything paired with Alba white truffle. Finding this precious tuber seems very hard this year; Our trifolao have found less then 100gr in one week.

As usual Gil has been amazing in the kitchen and service at the table friendly and perfect.

With appetizer and pasta we drank Nebiolo Martinenga from Marchesi di Gresy winery, right choice we made, then Aldo Conterno Barolo 2005 and 2004 eating meat; 2005 vintage for me has been better but both bottle were good. Traditional production without barrique (french oak),  just 30 moths in big barrels, taste was simply but perfect balance with fruit and spices in your palate.

                   

 

ALICE Restaurant MILANO

@Alice: Una stella Michelin per questo ristorante un po’ nascosto e lontano dalle zone della movida Milanese.

Piatti preparati perfettamente, delicati e con sapori che accarezzano il palato lasciandoti un piacere continuo fino alla fine della cena;  il pesce cucinato e’ favoloso e gli stuzzichini pre pasto sono una gioia anche per gli occhi.

In abbinamento ai piatti, ho provato un vino bianco della valtellina (mi sono allontanato parecchio dal mare…) e sono stato piacevolmente sorpreso; Ca’Brione di Nino Negri, un blend con il 30% di Sauvignon, 30% di Chardonnay e il rimanente di Manzoni e Chiavennasca. Rimane forse un po’ troppo a lungo in barrique ma e’ un perfetto abbinamento per piatti di pesce “nobili” e crostacei.

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Degustazione sui Navigli

Lugana Bianco Provenza, Pigato dalla Liguria, Merlot del Ticino Rubio, Valtellina superiore 2005 La Gatta, Sfursat 2004 Conti Sertoli Salis, Franciacorta millesimato Boschi, Saten …  Presto vi faro’ sapere i dettagli della degustazione…

Buone Vacanze

Barolo1961 for president

http://www.dnainfo.com/20110713/midtown/eataly-trying-lure-president-obama-flatiron-for-birthday-toast

Dear President Obama, I would like to reccomend You to celebrate Your Birthday with Barolo Borgogno 1961, it’s amazing and it’s really worth the trip; I have just tasted it, trust me. (https://marclifestyle.wordpress.com/2011/07/04/barolowine/). 

A celebration sipping the wine in the Langhe region where Barolo is from would even be better… but I guess that even if You are the most powerful man in the World, you can not take the trip, so take advantage of Eataly NY invitation.  

Happy Birthday

BaroloWine

In one of my favorite restaurant on Langhe hills I tasted 2 different Barolo bottles.

Barolo Pira 2001: despite the fact it is 10 years old, this wine is still young, it would be great in 5/10 years from today. Good perfumes, blueberries and dried roses but in the mouth the tannin is not perfect.  I’m going to look for other 2001 ( a fine vintage) Barolo bottles to compare with this.  

Barolo Borgogno 1961: From the one of the most historical and traditional Barolo producer, after 50 years this Nebbiolo grape wine is still alive and amazing.

Intensity color, perfumes from spices and leather; even better in the mouth with perfect tannin, smooth and rich. Good acidity and finish with berries taste for this wines king drinkable with every kind of meat and cheese or for after lunch/dinner relaxing with your friends.

SuperWhites in Milan

In the best Milan Hotel, a Slowfood event where I found a great Friuli white wines selection.

In this amazing hotel, 47 wineries  from Friuli with high quality local white wines and delicious Prosciutto San Daniele to pair with your tasting.

A few reccomandations: Spumante “Terra&Cielo” from Borgo delle Oche, Traminer 2010 from Conte Brandolini d’Adda, Biancosesto 2010 and Friulano 2010 from La Tunella, Friulano 2009 from Roncus, Sauvignon riserva 2006 from Russiz Superiore and more.

Cheers

CasaMatilda

Opening soon at CasaMatilda; in June the bottega (shop) will open doors for guest and visitors. You will find fruit juices, jelly, tomatoes preserves, fruit in sirup and red wine. I will taste and I will keep you update.