Monday, February 14, 2011
Come d'Incanto 2009, Cantine Carpentiere
I'm taking a bit of a punt including this in the blog as I don't know if it's natural. The winelist at the Opera Tavern, a new wine bar where I tasted it the other day, said it was 'organic' and 'natural style' but it doesn't yet have its wine list up and I can't find any reference to how it's made on the producer's website or elsewhere on the net.
It tasted natural though. I can imagine some of you reading this saying 'huh - what does she mean by that?' Well it had a really distinctive quince fruit flavour - quite rich, spicy and earthy, no obvious commercial yeasts I'd have said or artificial-tasting acidity.
It's made down in Puglia from a dark-skinned grape called Uva di Troia so the wine has that slight pink-tinged colour you sometimes get in a blanc de noirs.
It also has the zany sort of label that natural winemakers like to put on their bottles.
Anyway I enjoyed it and it went very well with a selection of tapas including some Gorgonzola and date croquetas.
If you know more about it do tell me.