lunedì 17 giugno 2013

Chardonnay and Pinot noir, France and California on south appellation Macconais and Santa Barbara county...

Last night I had a dinner an event in Melbourne called Borrowed space. I had two wines a Chardonnay From Macconais a Poully fuisse by Verget in the plot "Terroir de Vergisson" which means limestone soil and produce wines with good balance, thanks to begin grown at a higher elevation than is usual for Poully Fuisse.
Only 20% new wood. Citrus, floral and orchard fruit, got some more saline notes and more stone fruit character with some air. Excellent clarity and persistence. Texture in the palate concentrated medium weight with a long finish in palate with toasty and buttery perception.
The next wine was Byron vineyard in Santa Barbara county in California. A sustainable farming methods is the key of the philosophy of the winery, all the picking are hand made form a small plot of vineyards in the finest Santa Barbara. 
Maritime climate with a mix of continental; the classic mesoclimate of the vast major part of California coast AVA.
A fresh bright nose, red and dark pinot fruit, balsamic hint of menthol and crushed herb. Clean, pure and attractive with a dusty finish and good balance. Typical floral/mineral character of Santa Barbara Pinot Noir with a warm a dry 2010.
          Some of the food we had byAdam Liston & Joel Alderson
                                                                          Broken chocolate biscuit, ice cream and salted caramel
cured eeel, salted grapes and squid ink mayonaise.

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