December 2013 1
Hello wine lovers!
Finally December is here, Advent time has come and all the lovely festivities and celebration times are ahead. This is one of the dearest times of the year for me. We started with celebrations past Friday with my mom’s birthday and we will be cheering up until mid February in between Xmas and birthdays …
There was a fair in honor of St. Andrews in Gorizia (IT) near the border with Slovenia past week-end. Whole Gorizia becomes a place of numerous stands where you can enjoy the famous Piadina, Fritella and buy as much Nougat as your teeth can handle. To top it all there’s also a Luna Park to boost some adrenaline in your veins.
This year though the must-stop-by was because of the Mostra Assaggio Vini event which was held in the immediate center of the city. The organizers re-dressed and abandoned store – Larise – for the occasion. Until Monday eve visitors were able to taste wine of numerous producers coming from nearby borders and enjoy in delicacies like Fonda’s Sea-bass, Rosa di Gorizia radicchio, ham baked in pastry and wild boars goulash with polenta.
There was Kabaj Jean M from Šlovrenc – Goriška Brda with all of his wines, to mention also a new wine – Corpus, made out of grapes from 80 year old vines.
Mavrič prom Plešivo – Goriška Brda with his high extract, dense and varietal wines also quite high in alcohol (see image gallery below).
JNK from Šempas – Vipava Valley and their macerated versions of Rebula, Malvasia, Chardonnay – I managed to taste the Rebula 2007 vintage a well balanced mature wine.
Pipo from Ajdovščina – Vipava Valley with some interesting Sur-Lie matured Zelen wines.
Overall the event was a nice occasion to meet with producers and friends, taste their wine and exchange impressions. Visitors also agreed such events are missing in Gorizia and that organizers should repeat it at least once per month. Well, I agree so if any of the organizers is reading this post I hope we will be seeing again soon.