Sunday, January 27, 2013

Around the World with Globus

I want to extend a huge thank you to Wine Times HK for interviewing Giancarlo and Davide Ponte about their family, tradition, and of course, wines!  Read the interview here:

Saturday afternoon Julia and I joined Globus Wines for a tasting of their independant grower wines.  The event was host at Fofo on their roof which served as an impressive backdrop to the prodigious wines brought to sample!  We even ran into our new friend Alex!

I somehow managed not to take any photos.  Here's what Fofo's roof looks like!
Of the 15 wines brought by Peter and team, we tried, well....all of them!  Here are some highlights:

One Champagne and 3 whites, the crowd favorite was definitely the

Dr. Burklin-Wolf 2008.  Riesling.  Troken (dry).  Pfalz, Germany.  Floral and balanced acidity, this wine gave them impression of sweet despite its very dry nature.  This would have been wonderful with some spicy seafood noodles.

Onto the reds.

Les Pensees de Pallus 2007 from Chinon, France.  This 100% Cabernet Franc was chocolatey, with some nice earthy grit that I always appreciate in a wine.

For some pepper, I would definitely choose the biodynamic Domaine Remejeanne 2010 Les Chevrefeuilles from the Cotes du Rhone.  Although not very powerful like the Rhones I'm used to, this demonstrated some character and since there are low sulphites, it was a good way to start Saturday evening.

I really enoyed the Portuguese red (Monte da Peceguina 2010) but my ultimate favorite power wine was definitely the Atalayas de Globan 2006 Crianza from Ribera del Duero, Spain.  This had melt in your mouth chocolate up front, with some rose and cooked fruit lingering behind.  This was from the same winemaker as the Chinon wine, so it's not surprise I enjoyed them both.  12 months in oak, this baby had a long solid finish.

Peter, Sales Manager for Globus, was ultra informative about all the wines and is an excellent resource for anyone with some questions.  Thanks, Peter!

What'd you drink this weekend?

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