Sunday, February 7, 2010

Wild ferment and German pinot

Saturday night offered two good wines. A Chilean white and German red. Errazuriz have already established themselves as one of Chiles most ambitious producers. A series of their mid-range price tagged products (btw 12-20€) are, to my taste, quite good. The wild ferment is special as it is produced using natural yeasts which increase the complexity of the flavours in the wine. We had the wine to a nice starter of cold smoked salmon sashimi.

Thereafter we tried a Spätbugunder from Nahe. The wine maker, Tim Frolich has recently established himself among the best producers in Nahe. His Spätburgunder are particularly good due to the effort in selecting the right barriques. The wine was accompanied to roasted chicken in bacon with garniture.

Errazuriz Chardonnay 2007 Wild Ferment

Color bright yellow with olive green glaze. Bouquet of exotic fruits, mango, hazel, and butter.

Taste is balanced with a bitter sweet passion fruit note followed by an enjoyable sweet aftertaste of nuts/almonds. Mad & vin, 139kr 91P

Schäfer-Frolich Spätburgunder 2005

Overtone of raspberries, earth, liquorice, flowers (viols and rose), on a base of red cherries. The taste is very balanced with a delightful dry aftertaste. It’s a straight and very aromatic Spätburgunder; girlfriends loved it too. Atomwine 99kr/bottle (norm price 139kr). 91P

Tasted by Laurent & Anders Drud

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