Last night in Advanced Italy class Keith indicated that for those of us who were unsuccessful in posting our review we would be able to login and post this morning. However, my account still says I have completed the quiz and does not allow me to type or paste any text. Please let me know how I can get my review posted for Keith to read and grade – I worked hard on it! Thank you!
Conti Sertoli Salis 2006 Grumello, Valtellina Superiore DOCG
Hailing from the Valtellina Superiore, this bargain DOCG selection is 95% Chiavennasca (local name for Nebbiolo). Although not quite as revered as the better-known Sassella grown on the other side of town, Grumello is similarly cultivated, maturing in narrow terraces high above the Adda River Valley floor (over 1000 ft up!) where pebbly soil allows for excellent drainage and the southern slope exposure affords maximum sunshine all day long.
Wine grapes have been grown in the Grumello subzone going all the way back to the Roman Empire. With their first “Tirano bottled wine “ in 1869, the “Fratelli Salis” were among the first wine makers to bottle wine in Italy at a time when just a few Barolo and Marsala producers were the only Italians bottling their own juice. Bottles found in the family cellar have dated back to 1881 when wines from this plot were highly sought after by the wealthy Swiss nobility to the north and west.
A vibrant and inviting ruby color, this vino is initially quite earthy on the nose. Swirl and resniff to open a bouquet of roses, dried flowers, and a slight nutty aroma likely indicative of its 15 months spent on oak. Upon first sip the ripe red cherry and raspberry fruit flavors present themselves politely. What feels initially like a very light body suddenly develops through the mid palate with tannins that pull a fast one, gripping initially but then gently releasing to become supple and land softly. Juicy red fruit pulls through at the end while the friendly tannins allow for a slightly lush round finish.
Lovely! Considering it was once the choice of Swiss royals, at $12.99 who says you can’t afford to drink like a king?!
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I was able to reset the lesson and the quiz. When I go into the quiz the text box appears for a split second but then disappears, leaving me unable to type or paste any text anywhere. I reset the lesson and quiz several times and this issue persists. Maybe its a browser issue? I’m left with a Green “Complete” button and a Blue “Save” button, neither of which allows me to type or paste text. (And now the red “Reset” button). Im sorry this has been such a hassle but I’m fairly confident at this point that its not just ‘user error’.