I’ve had a break from writing for 6 weeks, however I have not been idle. I visited the Aosta Valley for a week and went to France, twice. I drove thousands of miles, in my new car and have many stories to tell! I experienced fantastic food & hospitality in France and Italy and also incredible rudeness and hostility (France). I also tasted over 70 new wines – so lots of articles to come.
Tasting notes: Piemonte is a breathtakingly beautiful area of Italy. The Cortese grape is one of my favourites and there are related reviews here https://atimeforwine.blog/2017/12/17/marks-and-spencer-piemonte-chardonnay/
So what’s not to like? This wine. It was awful. The dominant aroma was (seriously) of ski boot. I sought a second opinion. ‘Boot room.’ I tasted it but the whole ski boot thing was so etched on my consciousness that I couldn’t get past it and poured it all away…
Wine Colour – White
Price – £6.50
Where do I get it from? Don’t.
Current Vintage – N/V
Producer – Villa Bruna
Grape – 100% Cortese
Region/Country – Piemonte/Italy
Points – nil
Food Pairing: No food will ever go with this wine.