Saturday, February 09, 2008

Ristorante La Fattoria

There are Italians and there are ITALIANS...a small pizzeria or trattoria can have it's attractions...but we have been regular visitors to our favourite Ristorante 'La Fattoria' for over 20 years.This is a top-end restaurant...with food to die for...a superb atmosphere...you never leave feeling cheated...owner Chester Sauri still enthusiastic.and head waiter Daniello a walking dynamo..throwing in a song or two on request!











I usually take a bottle of red along...choose a white from the diverse wine-list.This time...I spent the first 30 minutes choosing both white and red.


Jermann Pinot Grigio 2006
Friuli, Italy

Fresh..minerally..spicy nose..good texture..
quite
luscious..stylish..nutty..complex..
but very drinkable.

Points 16











Argiolas Turriga 2000

Sardinia, Italy
The Turriga is a single vineyard wine, 85% Cannonau..known elsewhere as Grenache..and a mix of Malvasia Nera, Carignano, and the very obscure Bovale Sardo.
From particularly low yields, the grapes are
vinified traditionally and the wine is then transferred to new French oak casks for a period of approximately 18 months maturation.
Deep ruby red...full-bodied wine with aromas of
cherries & blackcurrant..some burnt smoke...chocolate....
big & chunky at first..became round and smooth...spice, tobacco.Needs meat to show it's best..which is what
it got..my favourite main course..duck filet
with figs and dates...luvverly!

Points 17+

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