WYKwinos Report No. 14

Date/Time: April 1, 2011, 6:30 p.m. (roughly 3 hours)

Place: Mon Sheong Court, Scarborough, click here to see a video of the event

1st Bottle ARDUS PATER KANAI RISERVA CARIGNANO DEL SULCIS
Varietal: Carignano del Sulcis Winery/Producer: Cantina Sardus Pater
Type: Red Year: 2007
Cost: $17.95 Region: Sardinia Italy
Food to pair: Antipasto of Melon & Prosciutto, Boccocinni cheese, Roma tomato, Roasted Avocado w Balsamic reduction LCBO #: 177071
Remarks: The 2005 Carignano del Sulcis Riserva Kanai is a very pretty red made in a mid-weight, ethereal style. The wine reveals lovely inner perfume into its floral red fruits and sweet toasted oak, showing excellent balance and poise. This elegant, restrained Carignano makes a great introduction to the estate’s wines. Score – 90.
2nd Bottle MARCHESI DE’ FRESCOBALDI CASTELLO DI POMINO
Varietal: Sangiovese Winery/Producer: Marchesi de Frescobaldi
Type: Red Year: 2006
Cost: $19.95 Region: Tuscany Italy
Food to pair: See Bottle #1 LCBO #: 939223
Remarks: Aromas of strawberry and flowers follow through to a full-bodied palate, with fresh, citric acidity, fine tannins and a delicate fruit finish. Harmonious and refined. Think Burgundy. Pinot Nero, Sangiovese and Merlot. Best from 2010 through 2015. Score – 90.
3rd Bottle WILLM RÉSERVE RIESLING (V)
Varietal: Riesling Winery/Producer: A. Willm
Type: White Year: 2009
Cost: $15.95 Region: Alsace, France
Food to pair: Pesto pasta seafood medley, Foccaccia bread stick LCBO #: 11452
Remarks: This classic bone-dry Alsatian Riesling features fresh fruit aromas of lime juice with peach and mineral notes. It is medium bodied with a racy and crisp/fruity palate, and a very long finish. It would be an excellent match for grilled salmon steaks, Alsatian onion tarts or gourmet sausages.
4th Bottle ROCCA DELLE MACÌE CHIANTI RISERVA
Varietal: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot Winery/Producer: Rocca Delle Macie
Type: Red Year: 2006
Cost: $15.95 Region: Tuscany Italy
Food to pair: Chicken parmesan, Spring mix citrus dressing, Roasted sweet potato aioli LCBO #: 111641
Remarks: The 2006 Chianti Classico Riserva is a big, super-ripe wine loaded with black cherries, blueberries, French oak and spices. Stylistically, this is a concentrated, voluminous Riserva with terrific persistence and balance. The Riserva spent 24 months in French oak. Score – 90.
5th Bottle LISON PRAMAGGIORE CABERNET FRANC
Varietal: Cabernet Franc Winery/Producer: Santa Margherita
Type: Red Year: 2008
Cost: $12.95 Region: Veneto, Italy
Food to pair: see Bottle #4 LCBO #: 203414
Remarks: Santa Margherita was founded in 1935 by Count Gaetano Marzotto Jr., an entrepreneurial figure who played a significant role in Italian finance. He earned the nickname “the humanist businessman,” thanks to his consideration of the impact of the continued economic development on the population as a whole. From the producers of VINTAGES’ #1 selling white wine (Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio, 106450), this Cabernet Franc shows lovely notes of raspberry, cherry, and blackcurrant with a hint of violet. The palate is beautifully balanced with plum and strawberry showing thorough. Perfect for pizza night.
Accompanying Dishes
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