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Le Senate – New Types of Wine in Le Marche

Le Senate – New Types of Wine in Le Marche | Wine | Scoop.it

On a recent trip to Italy we again visited the region of Le Marche on the Adriatic Coast and stopped in at the relatively new winery named Le Senate (www.lesenate.it/). The winery, located in the hills overlooking the small town of Altidona and the Adriatic, is owned and operated Giulio Visi and his wife Pamela.
Most of the wineries in this area are hundreds of years old and still operated by the same family. But in 2003 when Le Senate was formed, Giulio and Pamela decided that their wines would not simply follow the traditional wines of the area such as Rosso Piceno. Rather than employing long-established grapes like Montepulciano and Sangiovese, Le Senate would grow French varietal grapes so that winemaker Guilio could create high quality wines unique to the area. Thus in 2003 they planted Cabernet Sauvingnon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. At present, Le Senate is the only winery in Le Marche offering a local rendition of a Bourdeau wine.
Le Senate has released only one wine so far, its 2012 Barbula. However, since they plan to release a Riserva Barbula within twelve months, they allowed us into the winery to taste the first vintages they have bottled as well as barrel taste various wines before they are blended. I enjoy barrel tasting as it gives a preview of the future. All the individual wines we tasted were good but I was particularly impressed by the Merlot. This may be a future stand alone wine.


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Pamela Brizzola's comment, June 4, 2013 2:02 PM
I admit I'm kind of proud!
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Me too
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Fruit Day vs. Root Days: Wine Tasting by the Lunar Calendar

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Learn why fruit days and flower days are the most auspicious for wine tasting. Find out if today is a fruit day according to the biodynamic calendar.

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Red wines may have premature oxidation problems, say Bordeaux researchers

Red wines may have premature oxidation problems, say Bordeaux researchers | Wine | Scoop.it
Researchers at Bordeaux university's faculty of oenology have identified a potential issue with premature oxidation affecting red wines.

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10 enjoyable Chardonnays - HeraldNet (blog)

10 enjoyable Chardonnays - HeraldNet (blog) | Wine | Scoop.it
10 enjoyable Chardonnays
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In the Old World, Chardonnay is best known in Burgundy, where it is the white wine of choice.
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How to Order Wine Like a Sommelier: Tip One

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Perhaps you’ve been in this situation before: You’ve been put in charge of picking wine for your date or even more stressful: at a business dinner. How do you order from the wine list and not look like an idiot?

The goal is simple, learn how to order wine that not only pleases your dining partner but works great with the food. Also, avoid embarrassing moments during “The Wine Presentation” by knowing what’s expected of you. Learn how to order wine like a sommelier.

Tip One - Assess The Scene
Imagine you’re seated in a steakhouse at a somewhat rigid business dinner. The low-lighting and dark mahogany exudes class and serious business dealings. Is this the place for a lightly frizzante Gruner Veltliner? I think not.
Dude. Where are you? Assessing the scene will help you pick a style of wine. The scene goes beyond what you’re eating. Where are you? Who are you with? How do you want to feel. Drinking wine is your opportunity to define the moment. Is this a Chardonnay moment or something more brooding… like Nebbiolo.

The Best Wine For The Mood

“Light & Fruity” - If the sun is still shining and you are just starting the night, a light and fruity wine is perfect because it’s easy to drink.“Light & Earthy” - The intellectuals wine. Light and earthy wines have subtle flavors and complex aromatics. They are great for slow drinkers.“Bold & Fruity” - The classic “Crowd Pleaser” wine. These wines work great to satisfy large groups where preferences are diverse.“Bold & Earthy” - Serious business. The black coffee of wine.

Learn the basic wine characteristics to discover your favorite styles of wine.


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A Road Trip into the Heart of American Terroir | Food & Wine

A Road Trip into the Heart of American Terroir | Food & Wine | Wine | Scoop.it
Propelled by a startlingly good Virginia Pinot Noir, Steven Grubbs searches for great Southern wine in the hilly wine country between Atlanta and Washington, D.C.
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Do you know Petrolo?

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Tucked into the rolling hills between Chianti Classico and Chianti Colli Aretini is one of Tuscany’s most esteemed merlot vineyards on Luca Sanjust’s Tenuta di Petrolo.  This isn’t an area typically associated with French varieties, despite the success of IGT wines throughout Tuscany and the south, but the family has been planting merlot here for 25 years nonetheless.


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Bulgarian Experts Expect 30% Bigger Grape Harvest in 2013 - Novinite.com

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Workshops spread the science of selling wine - Cornell Chronicle

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Cornell Chronicle Workshops spread the science of selling wine Cornell Chronicle Just in time for the summer tourist season on wine trails across the state, the Cornell Enology Extension team offered a crash course in viticulture, the mechanics of...

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