Posted 13 September 2004 - 06:23 AM
Posted 13 September 2004 - 10:25 AM
I usually drink wines from all over the world, I am very lucky to have some good friends with great cellars and .........great munificence!
In Italy I love old Barolo and Barbaresco, no matter the style( I saw a question about this, I will be more detailed there): A great Bruno Giacosa or Giacomo Conterno or Clerico( an amazing 89 two months ago....) or Gaja.
In Tuscany my preferences go to Brunello:Case Basse Soldera,Cerbaiona,Pacenti the first that came in my mind.
And then,Valentini and Masciarelli Montepulciano,Terre di Lavoro, Montevetrano
are wines that I love.
I love my region, the Langhe, and I love to go around to visit the others producers, but I often go to France too, I've got a lot of friend there, producers or not.
I've been in Bordeaux,Rhone,etc...,but only one place catch me everytime I go:Burgundy.
Every year I go there 3-4 times, and every time I enjoyed it a lot.
There are some producers that are good friend of mine, like Bernard Dugat-Py,Jean marc Roulot, Rossignol, Denis Mortet, Comte Armand's enologist Benjamin.
I love the power of the Charme of Dugat-PY, The Clos Vougeot of Denis Mortet,
the wines of Comte Armand, Comte Lafon( yesterday evening for a good friend of mine's anniversary a Great Volnay-Santenots 91),Leroy,Claude Dugat,Etc...
For the whites, no doubt: Chablis! Dauvissat and Ravenau on all, but also Billaud-Simon and Boudin.Of course the Mersault of Ramonet and Roulot are among the best wine in the world, for my tastes.
Azienda Agricola Sottimano, Barbaresco (Neive)