28 12, 2019

Intellego Wine from Swartland

By |2019-12-28T13:03:17+04:00December 28th, 2019|Wine Review|

Intellego started off in 2009 by Jurgen Gouws, a young winemaker from the #Swartland region of #SouthAfrica. Jurgen used to work for Craig Hawkins, the man behind El Bandito wines, who first taught him about making fresher wines. Gouws in order to achieve this style has prefers to work with bush vines, and a strict adherence to organic farming without [...]

18 12, 2019

Wine Wednesday 2

By |2019-12-18T20:48:28+04:00December 18th, 2019|Wine Review|

Nero D’Avola, Tenuta Fenice We at #Tasted&Rated, have been traveling for more than 15 years to Barracuda in search of #wines with excellent prices for an outstanding quality, so we have decided to share our selection with all our readers. Every Wednesday we will post one wine that we believe will shock you for price and quality, making your trip [...]

12 12, 2019

Chateau Rauzan-Ségla

By |2019-12-11T21:22:15+04:00December 12th, 2019|Wine Review|

Outstanding #winetasting @coyadubai by @african_eastern and #exportmanager par #chateaurauzansegla Andrean Gornard. The wines where @chateaurauzansegla #2005 #2008 & #2011: tree completely different vintages, with the ‘05 which was completely opened and ready to drink. Elegant with lots of secondary aromas of pencil, cedar, tobacco leaves. The ‘08 was much more floreal, fruitier and underbrush notes of mushrooms. While the ‘11 [...]

17 09, 2019

Pinot Grigio “Porer”: love at first sip.

By |2019-09-25T00:56:50+04:00September 17th, 2019|Wine Review|

Back in April I had the opportunity to meet here in Dubai, Helena Legeder daughter of the visionary Alois, a man which in the middle of 70's started operating the estate, focusing on quality and innovative methods in the vineyard and cellar. To be honest giving the fact that I knew very well the Estate and biodynamic approach to the [...]

14 07, 2019

A little secret from New Zealand

By |2019-07-14T11:37:43+04:00July 14th, 2019|Wine Review|

Brought this bottle of Libiamo “Field Blend” 2017 from my recent trip to #newzealand, after I discovered directly from the producer @jamesmillton who is an #artisanwinegrower, who in 1984, together with his wife Annie planted the very first #biodynamic #wineestate in the #southernhemisphere. The Milltons are endlessly committed to improvement, and without question should be credited as being one of [...]

13 07, 2019

A Grüner Veltliner from another planet

By |2019-07-13T17:40:39+04:00July 13th, 2019|Wine Review|

Martin is the son of Anita and Hans, a very long established wine family based in the Neusiedlersee wine region of Austria. They master in local grape varieties such as Blaufränkisch and Zweigelt and they use biodynamic and organic approach to their wine growing. The Manila is a #skinfermented #grunerveltliner The grapes were destemmed and without being crushed, fermented in [...]

22 03, 2017

WINE REVIEW – Jean-Pierre Moueix Wines from Napa Valley

By |2017-03-28T15:34:45+04:00March 22nd, 2017|Wine Review|

WINE REVIEW By Simone Luca Gagliardi Jean-Pierre Moueix Wines from Napa Valley During the visit of Edouard Moueix, (Deputy General Manager of J-P Moeuix Wines), I was privileged enough to be involved in a master class session where invitees were invited to taste and rate his wines from Napa valley. Such iconic wines of course deserved an [...]

21 03, 2017

WINE REVIEW – Jean-Pierre Moueix Wines from St. Emilion and Pomerol

By |2017-03-28T15:37:32+04:00March 21st, 2017|Wine Review|

WINE REVIEW By Simone Luca Gagliardi Jean-Pierre Moueix Wines from St. Emilion and Pomerol During the visit of Edouard Moueix, (Deputy General Manager of J-P Moueix Wines), I was privileged enough to be involved in a master class session where invitees were invited to taste and rate his wines from St Emilion (Bel Air-Monage) and Pomerol. Some of them [...]

14 02, 2017

WINE REVIEW – LUCA GAGLIARDI: Gianni Gagliardo and his Barolo’s

By |2017-02-14T10:18:41+04:00February 14th, 2017|Wine Review|

Wine Review - Luca Gagliardi Gianni Gagliardo and his Barolo’s I first meet Gianni more than 10 years ago, while working at Verre by Gordon Ramsay and I was so pleased to have the first TastedAndRated master class with Gianni’s top Cru. Before the master class, I have meet Gianni at the Four Season Jumeirah for an [...]