Carried away with wines

There is truht in wines, eg. in vino veritas, and journey with wines can be a lifetime process! It is obvious when participating winetastings, meeting and interviewing participants. This journey starts in Kuopio, in the Middle of Finland and continues with another tasting in Helsinki, Capitol of Finland!

It is normal weekday on a autumnal evening and three wine enthusiastics are sitting in the table and having sparklings into their wineglasses. Jens Vikström, from Cisa wine importer, is serving Bestheim Grand Prestige Crémant d’Alsace Brut to Ulla Koski, while Matti Jalkanen (right) and Petri Kangasperko (left) are lifting their glasses! Sometimes it is just so relaxing to sit down like this, without any hurry, and taste new wines and their vintages.

Jens Vikström, as a true wineperson, wants to share with winepeople different kinds of wines. In the autumn time mainly red ones like; Poggio Le Volpi Roma Rosso from Lazio Italy, The Scream from Piemonte Italy and XM by Xavier Milhade Saint-Emilion Grand Cru from Bordeaux France. As a challenge there are two Bordeaux wines Château Tour Bayard Montagne-Saint-Emilion to be tasted, with vintages 2010 and 2018!

Finland is a long country and mostly the winetastings are taking place in the Capitol area. So sometimes it is convinient and necessary to travel to Helsinki, if you want to participate some special and limited tasting!

So after some weeks Matti Jalkanen is sitting on 12th floor in a restaurant in Helsinki, wondering with wineman where they have been involved in with so many wineglasses and wines?

But no worries mate, soon they feel comfortable when Sarah Pidgeon from Wynns Coonawrra Estate in Australia welcomes the participants to the winetasting. Sarah as a winemaker is having a profound winetasting organised by Anora. Also Sarah has chosen two wines to be tasted and compared with the vintages, Wynns Coonawarra Estate Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon vintages 2013 and 2019!

Vituculture with terroir and vines are the starting point and precondition for any good wines. They are naturally also some keypoints within Wynns wines!

All’s well that ends well. For a wine amateurs it is allways rewarding to have the oppotunity to listen and learn more about winemaking and wines when real professional is speaking and having a winetasting.

Glass of wine:
The Scream. Italy, Piemonte 2020. Barbera. Alko 912962. Price 15,98. Vegan.
Red, notes of dark cherry, full-bodied, acids (5.8 g/l), medium tannic, plum and herbal notes, luscious&jammy.

Château Tour Bayard Montagne-Saint-Emilion. Ranska,Bordeaux 2019.Merlot,Cabernet Franc.Alko 940314.Price 19,78.
Dark Red, notes of dark Cherry, taste medium-bodied, acid (5 g/l), tannic, blackcurrant notes, hint of cedar, jammy.

Wynns Coonawarra Estate Chardonnay. Australia, South Australia 2020. Alko 954191. Price 14,98.
Yellow, herbal notes, taste dry (0 g/l), acids (5.6 g/l), tropical fruits, minerally, nuanced & structured.

Wynns Coonawarra The Gables. Australia, South Australia 2019. Cabernet Sauvignon. Alko 449477. Price 16,99.
Red, blackcurrant notes, taste full-bodied, acids (5.6 g/l), tannic, raspberry jam notes, light cocoa notes, spicy.

Photos and text: Heikki Remes                                    

Ps. Toast for You, toast for me and toast for You my winefriends!

Deep bow and grattitude for all visitors. New line, 800059 visitors on Wineman’s site !

Ei kommentteja:

Lähetä kommentti