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Cool blog that’s giving our wine props @ Grain and Grain NYC…check it out

“What did we drink?

I started with Jean Vullien Vin de Savoie 2009 (10/27), which offers hot rock minerality and green apple acidity that rises and hovers above a baseline of thin salinity.  It was the perfect post-yoga wine, its searing acidity so uplifting and cleansing.  As it warmed to the surrounding temps, a floral, pickled ginger essence arrived, a little late.”Next, I sampled Vestini Campagnano Kajanero 2005 from Campania, a blend of Pallagrello Nero and Casavecchia.  And though I dug it’s perfumed floral, incense notes, it struck me as more of a dead of winter wine by the fire, and not fall, and so I moved on.

We both ended with quartos of Château Beauchêne Côtes du Rhone 2007 (13/36)–which is quite beef bouillon-savory, with chalky minerality on a pillow of cherry.  Here too, the acidity soars, but it’s accompanied by a powdery texture, with a bit of black pepper that appears mid-palate.  The finish is a perfect marriage of acidity and bitter stone fruit pith.  Yum.  We will be back.

[Where: Grape and Grain, 620 E. 6th Street, New York, NY 10009]”

 

www.imbibenewyork.com.

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