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Ten proposals to enhance wines with unique and unexpected characteristics

Ten proposals to enhance wines with unique and unexpected characteristics
Thanks to the idyllic scenarios that usually frame the cellars and the growing interest of the Italian
population in wine, wine tourism is increasingly appreciated and widespread. Whether you have only a
weekend available, or if you choose this particular formula to spend your weeks of vacation, the destinations
to choose from are many and satisfy every need. We reviewed those that for us are among the most beautiful
and least known, ranging from Italy, Europe and overseas countries. The result is a range of splendid
destinations, embellished with fantastic wines. Sweet, dry, still, wavy … there is something for everyone. All
that remains is to choose the destination and pack!

The Castles of Jesi and Verdicchio
Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC Classico Superiore ‘Castelfiora’ 2020
Tombolini
Area: Marche;

Grapes: 100% Verdicchio;
Color: Straw yellow with golden reflections;
Alcoholic Content: 14%;
On the nose: Hawthorn, mint, white melon;
On the palate: Fresh, savory, long and structured;
A pairing dish: Brodetto Marche;
We recommend it: To get lost among the ancient villages that dominate the hills of Vallesina.

The Euganean Hills and Moscato Giallo
Fior d’Arancio Yellow Muscat Classic Method ‘Dilà’ 2016
Maeli
Area: Veneto;
Grapes: 100% Moscato Giallo;
Color: Golden yellow;
Alcoholic Content: 12%;
On the nose: Magnolia, thyme and bread crust;
On the palate: Fresh, savory, elegantly bitter at the end and lively perlage;
A pairing dish: Creamed cod;
We recommend it: To discover the places of Petrarch and enjoy a moment of relaxation at the spa.

Molise and Tintilia
Tintilia del Molise Dop ‘Macchiarossa’ 2015
Claudio Cipressi
Area: Molise;
Grapes: 100% Tintilia;
Color: Ruby red;
Alcoholic Content: 14.5%;
On the nose: currant, dates, violet, nutmeg;
On the palate: Silky and enveloping, supported by a nice freshness;

A pairing dish: Stewed mutton alla baraccara;
We recommend it: For its bucolic landscapes and the wild atmosphere that you breathe there.

Napa Valley and its most iconic wine
‘Opus One’ 2018
Opus One Winery
Area: California;
Grapes: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 1% Malbec;
Color: Ruby red;
Alcoholic Content: 14%;
On the nose: currant, blueberries, red rose, licorice, cocoa;
On the palate: Velvet tannins, freshness, great persistence;
A pairing dish: Brisket bbq;
We recommend it: For an immersive experience in the world of wine in what almost looks like an
“amusement park”.

The Central Valley and the Carmenère
Grand Selection ‘Carmenère 2019’
Lapostolle
Area: Chile;
Grapes: 91% Carmenère, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc;
Color: Ruby red with violet reflections;
Alcoholic Content: 14%;
On the nose: Berries, cinnamon, wild mint;
On the palate: Structured and intense, with a long persistence;
A pairing dish: Parillada;
We recommend it: For uncontaminated and vast landscapes, totally different from ours.

Marlborough and Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon ‘Te Koko’ 2019
Cloudy Bay
Zone: New Zealand;
Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc;
Color: Straw yellow with golden reflections;
Alcoholic Content: 13%;
On the nose: Passion fruit, green apple, beeswax;
On the palate: Round, fresh, with good structure;
A pairing dish: Pork & Puha;
We recommend it: For the incredible contrasts between the vineyards and the sea.

Greek Macedonia and Retsina
Retsina “Tear of the pine” 2018
Kechris
Area: Greece;
Grapes: 100% Assyrtiko;
Color: Intense straw yellow;
Alcohol content: 13.5%;
Nose: Lemon peel, iodized notes, pine resin, rosemary;
On the palate: A full-bodied, fresh and savory wine;
A pairing dish: Grilled octopus;
We recommend it: For the territory very rich in terms of history, culture and breathtaking landscapes.

Alsace and the Gewurztraminer
Gewurztraminer Grand Cru ‘Hengst’ 2017
Zind Humbrecht
Area: France;
Grapes: 100% Gewurztraminer;
Color: Golden yellow;

Alcohol content: 12.5%;
On the nose: gingerbread, white pepper, honey;
On the palate: Sweet, silky, of great softness and complexity;
A pairing dish: Alsacienne Choucroute;
We recommend it: For the romantic atmosphere that you can feel while walking among the ancient colorful
houses.

The Moselle and the Riesling
Riesling Mosel Spatlese ‘Wehlener Sonnenuhr’ 2019
J.J. Prum
Area: Germany;
Grapes: 100% Rhine Riesling;
Color: Golden yellow;
Alcohol content: 8.5%;
On the nose: Green apple, nutmeg, hydrocarbons;
On the palate: Great roundness and freshness with pleasant mineral hints;
A pairing dish: Baked ham;
We recommend it: For the poetry of the vineyards overlooking the river.

Tokaj-Hegyalja and Tokaji Aszù
Tokaji Aszù Essencia 2008
Royal Tokaji
Area: Tokaj, Hungary;
Grapes : Furmint, Hárslevelű, Yellow Muscat;
Color: Amber yellow with orange reflections;
Alcoholic Content: 4%;
On the nose: Caramelized orange peel, honey, apricot, saffron, ginger;
On the palate: Very sweet, with an almost solid consistency, but rebalanced by a great acidity;
A pairing dish: Platter of aged cheeses;

We recommend it: For the uniqueness of the underground cellars and the absolute beauty of the landscapes.

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