Saturday, 26 May 2012

TN : Quara Torrontes 2011, Bodegas Felix Lavaque, Salta, Valles Calchaquies, Cafayate, Argentina

This wine was sealed with a screwcap. This wine was imported by Domaine Wines Sweden AB.

Colour : Pale yellow/lemon

Aroma : Lemon, elderflower, white grapes, honey, roses, peach

Taste : Lemon, elderflower, white grapes, honey, roses, peach, bitter finish

Alcohol : 13%

Price : 89 SEK

Mark : C

Website : Finca Quara

Friday, 18 May 2012

TN : Intimo Malbec 2011, Humberto Canale, Rio Negro, Patagonia, Argentina

This wine was imported by Future Wines Sweden AB.

Colour : Dark blackberry

Aroma : Spice, milk chocolate, plums, blackberry, liqourice

Taste : Blackberry, coffee, plums, cocoa, spice and liqourice on finish, soft and fruity

Alcohol : 13.5%

Price : 77 SEK

Mark : C+

Website : Humberto Canale

TN : Donna Maria Syrah 2009, Vina Falernia, Limari Valley, Chile

All of the grapes were hand-harvested into smal bins during the first two weeks of April 2009. The grapes were crushed and then underwent a cold maceration. The must was then fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged partially in French oak barrels for six months. This wine was bottled unfiltered. The winemaker was Giorgio Flessati.

This wine is a tribute to Maria Gramola Olivier who left northern Italy for Chile in 1951 with her husband and seven children.

This wine was imported by WineWorld AB.

Colour : Dark red, blackberry

Aroma : Herbs, meaty, spice, blueberry, milk chocolate, pepper

Taste : Blueberry, liqourice, plums, spice, white pepper on hot finish

Alcohol : 14.5%

Price : 119 SEK

Mark : C+

Website : Vina Falernia

Thursday, 17 May 2012

TN : Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Sonoma County, California, USA

This wine is a blend of 99% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Malbec.

This wine was imported by Amka Vinimport AB.

Colour : Dark blackberry red/blue

Aroma : Blackcurrant, mint, milk chocolate, oak

Taste : Very fruity, blackcurrant, mint, milk chocolate, structured tannic finish, leave 1-2 years to soften up a bit

Alcohol : 14.5%

Price : 199 SEK

Mark : B-

Website : Kendall-Jackson

TN : Cassiopea 2011, Poggio Al Tesoro, Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy

This wine is a blend of 70% Cabernet Franc and 30% Merlot. All of the grapes for this wine were harvested on the 2nd and 3rd of September 2011. The grapes come from the Le Sondraie vineyard which is located at 25 metres above sea level. The vineyard soil is deep, with gravel and clay deposits. All of the vines are Guyot trained. The winemaker was Nicola Biasi.

This wine was imported by The WineAgency Sweden AB.

Colour : Bright strawberry pink rose

Aroma : Herbs, redcurrants, watermelon, strawberry

Taste : Strawberry, herbs, oranges, vanilla, zingy finish

Alcohol : 12%

Price : 119 SEK

Mark : C

Website : Poggio al Tesoro

TN : Rolling Stones Forty Licks Merlot 2009, Wines That Rock, Mendocino Wine Co, Mendocino County, California, USA

The winemaker was Mark Beaman.

This wine was imported by Ward Wines AB.

Colour : Raspberry red, blue hues

Aroma : Raspberry, strawberry, herbs, vanilla

Taste : Fruity simple glugger, raspberry, blackcurrant, herbs and cedar on finish

Alcohol : 13.5%

Price : 119 SEK

Mark : C+

Website : Wines That Rock

Saturday, 12 May 2012

itWine Update April 2012

I talked to Christer Johansson (owner of itWine) who sent this picture of the state of his vineyard (April 29th 2012); the buds were still quite small at this time but progressing well.

Website : itWine
Facebook : itWine