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Liquid Rocks and a Wiener Dog

May 14, 2009

Vignai Da Duline, Tocai Friulano, Friuli Grave 2005: Massive amounts of quince and rocks, pure and vibrant. Pretty weighty for a Tocai, but not fat – the acids really sings on the backend. Nutty with a little touch of citrus on the midpalate and just perfect with light pasta dishes or fish. The wine evolved over 48 hours, softening and relaxing – but showed best at 24 hours though. Sipper and thinker in the Friulian tradition of natural winemaking – but not overly eccentric.


Puzelat, Le Telquel, Touraine / VdP France, Gamay, 2007: Amazingly unrestrained gamay – a joyful cherried wine, with a curious spicy fringe of ras el hanout and sandalwood. A little rustic funk on opening that subsided as the wine breathed. A pleasing twist of acidity and a good measure tannins to keep it upright. One of the coolest, most charismatic wines I’ve had this year.  I want a case!


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