torsdag 23. mars 2017

4 Chardonnay

Vinmøte Are 16.3.2017

Puligny Montrachet Folatieres 2010, Vincent Girardin
Allerede en fremoverlent og drikkemoden Puligny med syrlig melon på den elegante siden. Perfekt nå og i fullstendig balanse. 2010 kan være litt "heady" med alkohol, men denne var superb. Vincent lager betydelig bedre hvite viner enn røde !  92-93 poeng

Chassagne Montrachet Abbay de Morgeot 2014, D. Berthelemot
Litt mye svovel med fyrstikkeske og bitter finish. Lufter av seg endel og blir bedre i glasset. Ukjent produsent for klubben. 1cru vinmarken Morgeot er på hele 54 hektar og består av 19 oppdelte parseller. Vinmarken rundt det gamle klosteret "Abbaye" ligger på et flatere område som flere mener passer bedre for Pinot Noir.  89-90 poeng

Meursault Genevrières Premier Cru 2014, D. Bouchard Père & Fils
Minty, kaffe, smør, popcorn, fat, bål og brent trevirke. Mangler endel spenst og grenser til "flabby". Men en rik, ung og balansert vin. 91 poeng

Friuli Colli Orientali Chardonnay Sol 2015, Ronco del Gnemiz
Svidd popcorn, røykbål og fet i munnen. Klassisk hvit burgund for de fleste, kanskje litt mye smørtoner. Det ble liksom litt for mye av det gode ! Rik vin, mangler endel pene og fine nyanser, men vinen er tydelig og vil nok lure de fleste. Med temperatur vel mye aroma. Men en spennende vin laget for å imponere ! 91 poeng

Owned and managed by Serena Palazzolo and her sons, Ronco del Gnemiz has been one of Friuli Venezia-Giulia’s leading wineries for more than a decade. The Palazzolo family bought the estate back in the 1960’s, and Serena took over from her father in the early nineties when she returned home after college graduation. Her management of the winery has enabled it to reach new heights in terms of uncompromising quality, natural viticulture and most notably, aging potential. The wines are outstandingly ageworthy, with whites which are still beautifully balanced after ten years; a quality which Serena and her partner and fellow winemaker Christian Patat attribute to their deep-rooted respect for the terroir, preservation and improvement.   

The 10 hectare winery lays on the hill of Rosazzo. Despite the vineyards’ south-facing exposure which should make them extremely hot in the summer, the heat is tempered by sea breezes and the vineyards are sheltered by the Alps. Friuli does not always have a gentle climate and often suffers harsh winters in comparison to the good summers, and has also endured its fair share of freak, heavy rainstorms, for which the Northwestern region is renowned. If it weren’t for the good North winds known as ‘Bora’ which dry out the land, it would be impossible to manage the drenched vineyards.  Ronco del Gnemiz is lucky to have vineyards based on Friuli’s prized sandstone soil ‘Ponca’ which comprises many layers of soil built up over millions of years making it rich in minerals and microelements which give the wine a highly distinctive character. 

Ronco del Gnemiz wines are characterised by bright acidity in the whites, with a very careful use of oak, while the reds adopt a classic Bordeaux style and austere tannins. All wines are made with fully mature grapes which are never overripe, and subsequently the rich fruit is the focus for both reds and whites. It is the purity, length and display of true varietal style which places Serena’s wines among the gems of the region, and make them a testament to her commitment and passion. 

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