Piccini Wine Tasting By Jenny Yap

November 15, 2015

Learning to how taste or choose a good wine is no different than learning music or art in that the pleasure you receive is proportionate to the effort you make. The more you fine-tune your sensory abilities, the better you’re able to understand and enjoy the nuances and details that great wines express. The time and effort that you put on wine will give you a fruitful result.

I get this opportunity to learn how to taste and choice a good wine during Piccini Wine Talk. Ms. Jenny Yap a wine adiser that has experienced in wine more that 9 years. Glad to speak and learn from her regarding Piccini wine.

History of Piccini Wines

The tradition begin since 1882 where Angiolo Piccini came from a small family. Guided only by passion for wine making, from him the next generation inherited the most important rule " It is not how much you do, but how much passion you put in the doing". Nowadays Tenure Piccini has four separate estates in its portfolio and ranks as one of the most recognized brands of Tuscan wine in the world.

1) Chianti Orange Docg (Red Wine)

Grape : 95% Sangiovese, 5 % Ciliegiolo
Denomination : DOCG
Alcohol content : 12.5 +/- 0.5% Vol.
Tasting Notes: Ruby red colour. Fruity nose, cherry driven, fresh palate of light cherry fruit, smooth, and well balanced winter gentle tannins.
Food pairing: Chianti Piccini Arancio may be paired with wide variety of foods, from antipasti and hearty soups to roast chicken or pizza.
Serving temperature : Recommended serving temperature is 18 degree Celsius.

2) "Selezione Oro" Chianti Riserva Docg (Red Wine)

Grape: 90% Sangiovese , 10% Cabernet
Denomination : DOCG
Alcohol content : 13.5 +/- 0.5% Vol.
Tasting Notes: Of intense and persistent fruity bouquent, flavour develop sinuously, subtle notes of vanilla coming through in the end. Warm palate with soft tannins, " Selezione Oro" reveals himself in velvety shades, rich in structure, with a long aftertaste.
Food Pairing: It is ideal with roast chicken, pasta with spicy sauce or barbecue.
Serving Temperature: Recommended serving temperature is 18 degree Celsius.
Aging : By the end of the year, the wine completes its malolactic fermentation and 30% of the blend is placed in barriques and 70% in oak barrels where the wines rests for about 9 months. Further maturation undergoes in bottles before it is placed on the market.

3) " SASSO AL POGGIO" IGT Tosacana (Red Wine)

Grape: 60% Sangiovese , 20% Cabernet, 20% Merlot
Denomination : IGT Toscana
Alcohol content : 14.0 +/- 0.5% Vol.
Tasting Notes: Scents of black cherry, licorice, forest floor, minerals and stylish coating of vanillin oak. Deep, full and lush on the palate with core of succulent fruit, beautifully integrated tannins and long, complex utterly profound finish.
Food Pairing: A perfect match for matured cheese and game
Serving Temperature: Recommended serving temperature is 18 degree Celsius.
Aging: 12 months in oak barrels 50 hl, 12 months barriques, 4 months in bottle.

4) Memoro Vino Rossa Italia (Red Wine)

Grape: 40% Primitivo , 30% Montepulciano, 20% Nero D'avola , 10% Merlot Del Veneto
Denomination : Vino D'italia
Alcohol content : 14.0%
Tasting Notes: A warm, modern style with notes of dark cherries, figs and coffee in a delicate oak frame. generous on the palate, revealing a bright fruity core, concentrated, exposing great structure, yet harmonious and soft. Long dense finish.
Food Pairing: Red meat
Serving Temperature: Recommended serving temperature is 18 degree Celsius with game.

Jenny Yap started from zero knowledge regarding wine keep updating , learn and taste every single wines. Her passion towards wine create a trust in her customer. Jenny usually will mention to me that " You don’t have to do more than take a sip, give it a swallow and let your inner geek decide “yes” or “no.” If you’re tasting properly, you will be able to identify the main flavor and scent components in every wine you try; you will know the basic characteristics for all of the most important varietal grapes, and beyond that, for the blended wines from the world’s best wine-producing regions.

You love to learn more regarding how to taste a good quality wine? Look for Jenny Yap at Aeon, One Utama . She loves to share her experience in wine. Thank you Jenny for spending your valuable time to teach us how to taste wine. Is never too late to learn / replenish yourself with wine knowledge. 

~ Next chapter will share with you regrading white wine~

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