Friday, 12 June 2009
Italian Andreas and Peter have opened a fantastic new wine shop and restaurant in Chesterfield. NON SOLO VINO. They specialize in Italian wine with a broad range of handpicked bottles from all across the country. Offering wine tasting, draught wine, specialist producers, olive oil, antipasti and their welcoming friendly nature and honest advice top off a great wine buying experience.
Here are some highlights from my visit this afternoon.
Pietroso Vendemmia 2003
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003 was a decent vintage in Tuscany.
Light red in the glass with excellent red/black currant cherry fruit and fragrant floral aromas. An elegant palate quite dry with ripe fruit cut with refreshing acidity and grippy tannins.
Brilliant wine, I will be drinking this bottle and fetching a couple more to keep.
Terre Bianche Torbato 2008
Its fun to try Italys weird and wonderful grape varieties.
there are hundreds of them and I wouldnt know where to start.
Andreas recommends this sipper for the summer months.
small berry grapes grown in the dry soil make a lovely soft off dry wine with light aromatic melon fruit and a light acidity.
Bianco di Pitigliano 2008
Aromatci white with apricot lemon fruit and smooth buttery oak notes. Available on tap for $7.50. Bring your own container, drink there or takeaway!
Satisfying dark crimson colour hides a soft and smooth wine with powerful fruit and a fragrant hint. Available on tap for $7.50. Bring your own container, drink there or takeaway!
check the place out!