Sloow Food – Il Carmenère Del Rèbene 2015

[Gianpaolo Giacobbo – Slowwine]

GLUCK – The bottle of the evening

Where: Enoteca Mariga, Bassano del Grappa (VI)

With: Pecorino sardo stagionato

I don’t know anything about this company of the Berici Hills, I have never heard of it, but when I was served a glass at the Enoteca Mariga I was unable to remain insensitive.

This Carmenère by Del Rèbene is really well made but above all endowed with that drinkability and that appeal to the glass that goes beyond any organoleptic description.

A glass to drink and to drink, welcoming, with a delicate salinity and with that direct and sincere taste that immediately captivates. The tannins are sweet and ripe and the wine has a beautiful balsamic freshness that blends with the fruity hints of ripe cherry, even if it highlights in part pleasant, not raw vegetal traits of fresh grass.

I drank it in the company of two old friends, talking about wine and jazz and sponging a seasoned Sardinian pecorino, not really typical of Vicenza’s gastronomic culture but capable of combining very well.

The glass was not one. I have to find out what’s behind it …

Gianpaolo Giacobbo (17/11/2016)