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Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Dr José 'special one' Vouillamoz: Unusual varieties – the wines

2011 Grk – Branimir Cebalo, Korcula, Croatia (Grk) (above and below)

Here are photos of the labels of most of the wines presented by Dr José Vouillamoz at Monday's CWW seminar. There were some very attractive wines shown, particularly amongst the whites.  

Whites (includes Grk above)

2010 Kolorko, Pasaeli, Hosköy, Turkey (Kolorko)

2012 Vigna del Lume, Antonio Mazzella, Ischia, Italy (Biancolella)

This rich, full bodied, complex wine was one of my favourites with multiple flavours of citrus fruits, pineapple, passion fruit and apricot.  


2010 Negre de San Colonia, Vins Toni Gelabert, Mallorca, Spain (Callet)

Powerful butch number with floral black fruits – a bit 2D and needs time in bottle 

Zorik Gharibian maker of 2011 Karasi, Zorah Wines, Rind, Armenia (Areni) 

This was my favourite red with its nicely balanced spicy and peppery fruit. Reminded me of the 2011 Poulsard, Côtes de Jura from Domaine Ganevat we drank on Sunday night. 

Zorik with Angela Reddin (CWW) and Dr José Vouillamoz

The Cecchetto family makers of this Gelsaia

2009 Gelsaia DOCG Piave Malanotte, Az.Agr. Cecchetto, Veneto, Italy (Raboso Piave)

Rich, ripe black fruits, quite tannic with matching acidity – good match I imagine with substantial dishes 

Amphora orange wines 
We finished with two wines that had been fermented and matured in amphora. Both fascinating, although the last wine certainly provoked divided opinions.

2011 Gringet Amphore, Domaine Belluard, Haute-Savoie, France (Gringet)

2011 Kisi, Pheasant's Tears, Georgia (Kisi)

Someone tweeted that this was disgusting but I liked Pheasant's Tail with its strong tannins – unusual for a white – attractive texture and length. José noted herbs and dried figs. He was also impressed by its length. 

The other wines shown were:
2009 Versoain, Castel Katzenzungen, Südtirol, Italy (variety Versoain)
2011 Rüdesheimer Berg Schlosberg Orleans, Georg Breuer, Germany (Orleans Gelb) Fine balance of fruit and high acidity
2011 Lafnetscha, Chanton Kellerei, Visp, Switzerland (Lafnetscha)

See also Tom Lewis' write up here on the wines.

1 comment:

Laurent said...

I have some bottles of Vigna del Lume,
Ischia, Antonio Mazzella
I am wondering what food pairing would go with this white wine. Can you advise. Thank you