November 03, 2014

October wines

First proper autumn month, but not according to the temperatures. Two days before Halloween and it was +15 and sunshine, bt I’m not complaining. The dark evenings are already here and soon it will be wet and windy as well. For both TheMan and myself October was a month of many hours at the office and long working weeks, which naturally were cured with some really nice wines and time spent in the kitchen cooking.

Peter Leheman Wigan Riesling was one of the first pricey and old Rieslings I bought and I still remember the wonderful first sip back in my tiny kitchen. Lots of peach, lime, mineral and hints of kiwi. An old school Riesling from the new world. So when a new vintage showed up in the wine shop I just had to buy a couple of bottles so TheMan could experience what I did back years ago. And he did. He was very impressed and again I have showed him that Australia makes excellent wine. A lot more than those bulk wines that you can find everywhere

Opening a bottle of Château La Nerthe Châteauneuf-du-Pape brought us immediately back to our first night in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and France this summer and exactly what the doctor order after a long week. Dark plum colour, spice, bay leaf, pepper and some liquorice. Matched with grilled filet of lamb and potatoes au gratin and we were in food heaven.

Sancerre, the golden nectar of angels as a sales woman at Copenhagen airport once said and I tend to agree. Henri Bourgeois La Bourgeoise Sancerre was of course no exception. Gun-flint aromas and a spicy bouquet of subtle wood and a very reminiscent taste of the Sauvignon flower and grape. Matched with grilled salmon, baby potatoes and lime dressing this was a Sunday dinner to remember.

Catstello di Fonterutoli, our all-time favourite winery in Tuscany that just keeps on make wonderful wines year after year. When I found the 2012 vintage of Fonterutoli in the wine shop it was another must to buy. Not only because once again it have received 92 points in Wine Spectator. But mostly because 2012 was the summer we visited Fonterutoli. A hot and dry summer has made it very well proportioned with dark berries and spice flavours with an intense and smooth taste.

2012 Fonterutoli No 10

NV Ruinart R Brut Champagne

2009 Peter Lehman Wigan Riesling

2009 Xavier Châteauneuf-du-Pape

2010 Poliziano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

2011 Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne Cuvée Margot

2012 Fonterutoli

2007 2010 Campogiovanni Rosso di Montalcino

2009 Château La Nerthe Châteauneuf-du-Pape

2010 Henri Bourgeois La Bourgeoise Sancerre

2008 Brunello di Montalcino Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona

2011 Jacquesson Cuvée nº 737

2011 Trimbach Gewurztraminer

2001 Château Cassagne Haut-Canon La Truffière

2012 Barone Ricasoli Torricella

2009 Poliziano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

2012 Brancia Tre

2012 Domaene Gobelsburg Grüner Veltliner

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