02/13/19 Italian Wines and Argentine Malbec
St Pauls Gfill Sauv Blanc Sudtirol 2017. Pale golden color. Straw and citrus on the nose. Grapefruit rind on the palate. Bright acidity but fades quickly.
Guido Porro Langhe Nebbiolo Camilu 2017. “Camilu” is the designation for a simpler wine than a Barolo because the vines are not as old as the DOCG requirements for a Barolo. Light garnet color. Light body. On the nose intense red cherry pie filling. on the palate, cherry stone. The fruit elements are fresh fruit (young wine), medium long finish. No oaking.
Nicolis Valpolicella Classico Ripasso Seccal Veneto 2015. 80% Corvina, 10% Rondinella, 5% each, Molinaro/Croatina. Ripasso, Amarone and Roccioto skins. Aged oak (Slavonian, 18 mos),. Dark garnet, tart dark cherry palate. Medium acidity, heavy body, tannic.
Zolo Malbec Reserva, Mendoza 2015. 75% new French/25% new American. Tannic, earthy with lingering acidity at the back of the palate. Somewhat austere.