Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Tasting Notes

Tastings: October 2022

04 October 2022

Filipa Pato & William Wouters Dinamica DNMC Bagatext

Filipa Pato & William Wouters Dinamica DNMC Baga 2021

Bairrada, Northern Portugal, PortugalThis biodynamic Baga is sourced partially from Filipa and William’s estate vineyards in Ois do Bairro, and partially from other growers in various villages in Bairrada. There’s a mix of bush vines and trellised plants with an average age of 40 years. The younger vines have been propagated by massale selection from the old vines in an effort to maintain diversity and select the best plant material available. Handpicked, fully destemmed, and fermented and raised entirely in tank this has a very gentle extraction and long (4 week) maceration, adding the fine, firm structure here. Lifted and bright with blackcurrant, wild plum is stencilled with thorns and scented with rockrose and pink peppercorns along the buzzy textural palate. Acidity is crunchy, and tannins are finely downy, all encouraging enjoying liberally now, with a light chill.Prices:
Producer: Filipa Pato
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03 October 2022

Amulet Whitetext

Amulet White 2021

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis year's Amulet white blends 10% marsanne into viognier, with fruit off the Naramata Bench and Penticton. After the whole cluster fruit was left to chill 48 hours, it was transferred to French oak for a long, cool fermentation. Post MLF, it remained for 6 months with period bâtonnage. It was bottled unfined and unfiltered. Ripe and rich, this spreads lush peach, ripe apricot, fresh almond, and fragrant jasmine across a full palate, seasoned with warming crystalline ginger that rests on the finish. Rich and textural, and one to seek iif you like the more opulent, luxuriant style of viognier.Prices:
Producer: Roche Wines
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