Thursday, December 18, 2008

Classy Pee

Why does a wine not sell?.....new to the market, not enough PR...confusing label...grape is 'out'? Well..whatever is was here....meant 8 bottles became bin-ends..so I was a happy benefactor. It's not new! PR....again, not the case! Confusing label..can't be that..it's all there! so..is the grape out? Or maybe with all the mass available..no-one wants to pay that little more. This is not your 'gooseberry/cat's pee' type of Sauvignon Blanc. That's like compering your local Pizza take-away to a top Italian Restaurant.
Vie di Romans Piere 2005
Friaul, Italy

Made from 100% mostly-clone Sauvignon Blanc...this shows a slightly spritzy nose..minerals and steel...and I would give it 16.5 at this point..so maybe that is a reason for few buyers. I know it is not always possible to know what you will drink tomorrow...but try this..open it up..try a glass..then pop it back somewhere cool..and open it again next day. You'll wish you had bought the 8 bottles now! This fills out..classy..excellent balance...a great middle-weight that lies like a small diamond on your palate..bananas....sweet apples..and a long finish. Give this a chance to strutt it's stuff...and it will reward you with.....................................
Points 17.5

I still have one bottle of the 2004...which I will do with as I advise above.

PS....Don't mix 'em up...the other SB..'Vieris'.... from this grower...is more oak dominated..altho..I believe he now gives the 'Piere' a small dose...but you hardly notice it.

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