Blind Wine Tasting Challenge

Highly anticipated in Barcelona, our Blind Tasting Challenge consisted of international wines  from 4 different countries and grapes!

We are proud of our #winelovers who identified correctly the following wines:

✅  wine #1: Vinho Verde Dócil 2016. Absolutely adorable middle+ range 100% Loureiro. Mineral and floral notes really refreshed everybody that hot evening.
✅  wine #2: Riesling trocken 2015 from Keller. Very pleasant and balanced, absolutely everybody liked it!
✅  wine #3: Rare gem and discovery of the tasting – 100% Grignolino di Asti by Alemat. For all the participants it was the first time they tried this variety and the majority instantly fell in love with its jammy red fruits, fresh acidity and soft tannins.
✅  wine #4: Classy, complex and rich Priotat Destí 2014 by Merum Priorati. Grenache based blend of €20+ price range. Overall, the star of the evening identified by the majority.


Italian cuisine and wines

Master-class of the Italian cuisine was highlighted with wines provided by ViniComm for each dish.

📌  Insalata di Pasta and  Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG 2016 by Palagetto

Bright lemon colour, fresh flowers of fruit trees, sweet citrus on the nose, very balanced acidity, medium body and nice structure on the palate, pleasant finish. Pairing: perfect aperitif, also goes well with light pasta dishes, like in our case insalata di pasta with herbs.

📌  Pasta alla vongolle and Tenute Niccolai Reserva, Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG 2011 by Palagetto

Intense lemon gold colour, tropical fruits, honey, peach, hint of herbs in the nose. In the mouth opens up in a complex taste of grapefruit, almonds, lychee, refreshing acidity and long persistent finish. Pairing: the personality and freshness of this wine along with the tropical fruits presented make it the ideal pairing for seafood dishes. Spaghetti alla vongole is a dish of complex and intense flavours, so this wine with a lot of body, volume and acidity very well integrated will not fade, but enrich the taste of food.

📌  Gnocchi alla sorrentina and 100% Negroamaro from Puglia by Cardirola

Intense ruby colour, ripe cherries and jam on the nose, some spices with earthy aromas. Well balanced, with soft and velvety tannin, with the long sweet finish. Pairing: a rustic style of this wine balances perfectly the delicate structure of gnocchi and mozzarella. Ripe red fruits combine well with red sauce and parmesan.