incipit annus secundus vinorum alborum

Thus beginneth the second year of white wine… (IWG got me excited about Latin this morning.)

Last year was my first official “year of white wine.” Tracie B and I kicked off the second last night with colleagues at our favorite Austin wine bar Vino Vino.

The 2006 Santa Chiara by Paolo Bea was deep golden in color (the result of skin contact during maceration, no doubt) and showed gorgeously. My favorite vintage of this wine so far.

The 2005 Savennieres Les Clos Sacrés was oxidized and unctuous, “mouth watering,” in Tracie B’s words (I’ll leave you salivating for her tasting notes at My Life Italian).

And while I’m loving Josh Loving’s superb list at Vino Vino (and was very psyched to find out he’s a fan of my band Nous Non Plus!), the most intriguing wine was brought by one of my colleagues: Anas-Cëtta by Elvio Cogno, a grape variety I’d never tried before. Click here for the fact sheet.

4 thoughts on “incipit annus secundus vinorum alborum

  1. Had Paolo Beas Santa Chiara a year ago. Really fantastic wine as is Beas reds. The Sagrantinos passito is one of the best sweet wines I have ever had. Wish I could afford some bottles to put away.

  2. Pingback: The story behind Nascetta (and Anascetta) « Do Bianchi

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