Tag Archives: Syrah

Ca’Marcanda Winery – The Bolgheri Masterpiece of Angelo Gaja

It is an absolute delight to see what a mastermind and skillful pair of hands can do when given a place to start something from scratch! Angelo Gaja, an established and prominent winemaker from Piedmont, came to Bolgheri about 20 years ago having been thoroughly impressed by the quality of local Supertuscans. He purchased a piece of land where there used to be an olive orchard and built a perfect winery. Continue reading Ca’Marcanda Winery – The Bolgheri Masterpiece of Angelo Gaja

Visit to Michele Satta Winery in Bolgheri

“I feel the urge to make wines that breathe the sea in and out” Michele Satta

We arrived for our tour of the Michele Satta estate on a sunny late afternoon and were warmly greeted by the energetic and passionate Massimo. He shared interesting insights into the estate and Michele’s philosophy, took us through the tasting and was very patient to answer the hundreds of questions we had. Continue reading Visit to Michele Satta Winery in Bolgheri

Supertuscans – the superheros from Bolgheri

“…if Ravel’s “Bolero” was a wine, it would probably be the 2007 Ornellaia”

From the day the London based wine merchant Armit Wines and the world famous Tenuta dell’Ornellaia had announced a competition earlier this year to win a trip to Tuscany to visit the Ornellaia estate, I was on a mission. The challenge was to take a creative photo of one’s enjoying Le Volte (the entry level wine of Ornellaia) and to share it on social media with the hashtag #LoveLeVolte.

I got obsessively dedicated to win this challenge. To make the long story short, I created a series of photos involving food, flowers, football and even my then one year old daughter. Finally the winner was announced … and there I was, doing the happy dance in my living room! 🙂

Fast forward to the end of September and… READ MORE

Savalan wines from Azerbaijan on tasting

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WHITES

2015 Chardonnay

Straw lemon, clean nose with med+ intensity, stone & tropical fruit. Dry, medium bodied,  unoaked and hence very fruit forward Chardonnay with stone fruit (ripe peach), hint of olives & almonds, med+ finish length. Can be enjoyed with a variety of dishes, incl. Continue reading Savalan wines from Azerbaijan on tasting

Old World vs. New World – Jancis Robinson & Oz Clarke battle it out

When I received the invitation to attend the first Investec event in their newly created series of The Stand debates my eyes must have lit up in excitement like those of a 5-year old about to unpack Christmas presents. Two of UK’s and world’s most influential wine experts, authors to a number of wine books on my bookshelf – Jancis Robinson MW and Oz Clarke – were to debate the strengths and weaknesses of Old World vs. New World wines. Continue reading Old World vs. New World – Jancis Robinson & Oz Clarke battle it out