Sunday, April 10, 2016

Dry spell's over.

Wine, at last!  Thud picked the wine for this evenings meal - a nice Chianti Classico he had picked up at Marks & Spencer.  The 2012 Castello Della Paneretta, Chianti Classico Riserva (Firenze) came recommended by Thud, as he had had it several times before and had liked it considerably.
One of the reasons Thud likes this wine is in some part due to a tiny bit of secondary fermentation in the wine.  And this particular bottle did not disappoint Thud, or me for that matter, as there was indeed a little effervescence in the wine.  Quite appealing, and more than a little fun.
This deep ruby hued wine had a wonderful nose of cherries and herbs.  With a mixed red berry compote vibe on the palate and tannins that were softer than expected, the bottle didn't last long (between four people), as it paired well with the pasta dish Thud had prepared for dinner.  A very nice tipple with which to end my wine-drought.


Thud said...

my criteria for what makes a good wine are messed up!

Vinogirl said...

Thud: Not really, for the most part I have agreed with your wine preferences over the years.

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

I'm guessing, like everything Thud appears to do, he does wine well! :-)

Vinogirl said...

NHW: Sheesh...I can hear his head growing from here.