Chameleon Tasting – Italy – East End Wines – January 23, 5p-8p –
Colle Moro PPT Passerina – 14.57 – Passe Par Tout, Spumante Brut – 100% Passerina. Clear floral fragrance with pleasant citrus hints. Fresh and fruity. Dry palate of honeysuckle and yellow fruits; soft perlage and delicate finish. Complementing well any type of appetizer, white meats, fish plates and Parmesan cheese.
Colle Moro Cerasuolo 2012 – 10.57 – Dry, cherry fruit, pretty… Lots of fruit and juicy acidity. Refreshing. Bright strawberry fruit and clean spice. A style of wine that we love, from the hills of Guastameroli di Frisa, founded in 1961. Great clean fruit, dusty & light tannins/ tangy, pie cherry, red fruited, minerality coming through. A fruity rosé that’s unoaked to emphasize the fresh, red, berried aromas. Dry and fresh and a great wine to pair with hors d’oeuvres–especially fish-based starters.
Colle Moro Club Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2012 – 9.97 – A delicately fruited red wine from Abruzzo. New vintage. Spice and earth predominate on the nose (interesting, given that it is unoaked). Also getting big ripe fruit and warm finish. Modest tannins, low acidity, and red fruit on the palate. Great value. Bouquet: Delicately vinous, fruity with hints of ripe red fruit. Taste: Dry, rounded, tangy, and slightly tannic. Food matches: It matches white and red meat roasts, pasta with a meat sauce, steaks, hard cheeses.
Elisabetta Aulo 2009 – 17.97 – Sangiovese, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Dropped price. Destemmed and pressed, then fermented in large wooden barrels for 15 days The scents, on first impact, are floral with agreeable scents of ripe fruits like blackberries and raspberries. The dark earth becomes more apparent on the second whiff, and the palate confirms. On the palate there is an agreeable sensation of delicacy that seems to be nearly sweet. On the finish, the joviality of the wine expresses the well balanced and well-bodied acidity.