Posts tagged ‘Italian Wine’

September 13, 2011

Wine: 2010 Castelfeder Chardonnay, Italy

Another wine we tried will visiting Denver, the 2010 Castelfeder Chardonnay. It’s, again, from northern Italy, the South Tyrol region in the Alto Adige provience, where the majority of the population actually speaks German.

2010 Castelfeder Chardonnay, Italy

$15

It was fruity with apple and pear notes with a trace of honey. It’s somewhat spicy and a full-bodied wine.

Disclaimer: I do not claim to be a sommelier. I am in no way and expert. This “review” is because I liked it and think maybe you will like it too. No one can tell you what type of wine you like. Take it with a grain of salt. Try it and see if you like it too.

September 1, 2011

Wine: Bella Costa Prosecco, Italy

While in Denver, we enjoyed a lot of beer, but we also had some great wines too. Here’s another great Prosecco (the country’s rapid and popular replacement for Champagne), from Bella Costa Winery, in Veneto, Italy (northern Italy).

Bella Costa Prosecco, Italy

$18

Bronze Medal – 2010 San Francisco International Wine Competition

I ordered a glass of the Bella Costa Prosecco, with my bruchetta and fig & prosciutto pizza at Osteria Marco – a perfect match. It was crisp and fruity and extra dry with lemony citrus of pear and apple.

Disclaimer: I do not claim to be a sommelier. I am in no way and expert. This “review” is because I liked it and think maybe you will like it too. No one can tell you what type of wine you like. Take it with a grain of salt. Try it and see if you like it too.

July 7, 2011

Wine: La Marca Prosecco, Italy

I had the pleasure of joining some friends at a private wine tasting at Sunset Grill. I’ve been to quiet a few of their public classes that have proven both popular and informative. The Italian Stallion class is by-far the most popular. The room probably had 60+ people in it, so it was hard to hear once everyone got a little vino in their systems. The private tasting of Italian Stallions was a great way to learn more about these wines in a more intimate and customized setting.

We started with the Prosecco – La Marca. For those who are unfamiliar with Prosecco, it’s basically the Italian version of Champagne. You can’t call your bubbly Champagne (yes, with a capital C) until the grapes are grown and wine produced in the Champagne region of France. Prosecco is just a good and made in exactly the same way.

La Marca Extra Dry Prosecco, Italy

$15

This wine is produced from grapes grown in the Veneto region, the home of Italy’s prosecco, in the north east of Italy. This wine has aromas of citrus, honey, melon. It’s very light. It may have not been too dry for my taste in bubbly. I like citrus and melon aromas for white wines, but prefer my bubbly a little sweeter.  It was much better paired with food, and you can pair bubbly with anything. It holds up to rich meals and light appetizers. Or just drink it alone.

http://www.lamarcaprosecco.com/

 

Disclaimer: I do not claim to be a sommelier. I am in no way and expert. This “review” is because I liked it and think maybe you will like it too. No one can tell you what type of wine you like. Take it with a grain of salt. Try it and see if you like it too.