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Treble Journey Update – Advancing Into The Last Ten (#283 – #291)

December 17, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

When I restarted my Wine Century Club crazy grape adventure in the May of this year, I had no idea how long will it take to get from about 200 grapes (was not so easy to get even there, trust me) to the 300 grapes, which are required to achieve Treble level.

I started documenting the journey from Doppel to the Treble level with one of the very first posts in this blog. On July 20th, I was talking about grape number 240. It is middle December now, and I’m crossing into the last ten. The last advance, from #283 to the #291 was mostly made due to the Georgian wines, where a lot of authentic grapes are used. So in no particular order, the latest group includes the following grapes:

Kisi – from very nice white wine Marani Kondoli Mtsvane Kisi 2008, Georgia

Mujuretuli – red grape used in the famous Georgian wine called Khvanchkara

Aladasturi – red grape used in another Georgian wine, Alaverdi Me and You 2002, Kakheti –  nice and round wine

Tsolikauri – white grape used in Georgian wine called Tvishi (Teliani Valley Tvishi 2005) – the wine was surprisingly good, with a hint of sweetness, good fruit and acidity

Tsitska and Chinebuli – white grapes used in the Bagrationi sparking wine I wrote about in my previous post.

In addition to these Georgian grapes, two more wines added 3 grapes:

Picolit and Malvasia Istriana – used in white Italian wine Jermann Vintage Tunina 2006. This was one of the most unusual white wines I ever tried, full bodied, with the tart fruit expression and pronounced sense of place.

Roter Veltliner – white grape from Austria (wine was called Ecker Roter Veltliner 2008). I’m not sure I would be able to distinguish Roter Veltliner from Gruner Veltliner, but at the same time I never tried…

All together that brings us to the number 291. And to put the final target within the reach, more wines are waiting to be tried, which will add Coda di Volpe, Erbaluce, Portugieser, Ruche, Grolleau, Schiava and Pigato – you do the math.

So the fun journey continues, and I will make sure to report on it. As they say on the radio, stay tuned…

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