What's on The Tasting Table today?
Bourgogne Chardonnay Domaine des Terres de Velle 2013
In only their fifth vintage, Fabrice and Sophie Laronze have already made their mark in the Burgundy landscape. Racy, concentrated Chardonnay from Meursault and the plain below Puligny-Montrachet. Perfumed and ageable!
Bourgogne Pinot Noir Domaine des Terres de Velle 2013
- Dried cherries, tea roses, and wild strawberries distinguish this Pinot Noir (some of which is from a forty-year-old parcel in Montpoulains) from Sophie and Fabrice Laronze. Exotic, ageable Bourgogne!
Chianti Colli Fiorentini Corzano e Paterno 2011
The Sangiovese and Canaiolo are hand harvested and vinified separately in a mix of large barrels and stainless steel tanks. In the glass, the wine is the color of dark red cherries, with more ripe cherries, crushed violets, fresh hay, and brambly balsamic undertones in the nose. On the palate, the wine is medium bodied, with a sweet core of ripe red and black fruit framed by smooth round tannins and fine minerality that cleanses the palate. The flavors persist through the long clean finish.
Rheinhessen Riesling Trocken Weingut Keller 2014
This dry Riesling is generous, pure, and complex, with ripe white peach, green apple, and citrus flavors unfolding with vibrant limestone mineral intensity, and the finish is long and refreshing, with plenty of fresh acidity, depth, and cut. This is flat-out great wine: worthy accompaniment to the most elegant seafood, and one of the happiest non-Burgundy accompaniments to a simple roasted chicken that I have ever experienced.
The Tasting Table is always open at Moore Brothers Wine Company. Come taste the wonderful variety of handmade, artisan wine.