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TastersGuildNY Domaine Orenga de Gaffory Award Winning Wines from Corsica




TastersGuildNY Domaine Orenga de Gaffory Award Winning Wines from Corsica

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Speaker: Anne Orenga de Gaffory, Domaine Orenga de Gaffory

We tasted 8 of the finest wines from Corsica. Unfortunately, all the Rose’s were detained at the airport so we weren’t able to taste them. We are delighted that we were able to taste the Whites, Reds and Muscats.

We asked for one vote for favorite for White, Red and Muscat.

WHITE CUVEE DES GOUVERNEURS 2013 was the favorite White. RED CUVEE DES GOUVERNEURS was the favorite Red and both. MUSCAT CUVEE ORENGA DE GAFFORY 2013 and MUSCAT DU CAP CORSE IMPASSITU 2010 tied for Favorite Muscat.

The wines are not available to purchase in New York. The cheese was provided by Cabot Cheese of Vermont.

 
Flight I: Cuvée Orenga de Gaffory
AOC Patrimonio
Votes
White Cuvee Orenga De Gaffory 2013
100% Vermentinu Matured in Stainless Steel vats
Fruity and floral aromas with mineral notes. Round, lively and long on the palate. Will age 18 to 24 months revealing honey notes.
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Rose’ Cuvee Orenga De Gaffory 2013
Confiscated at the airport.
Red Cuvee Orenga De Gaffory 2012
Grape Variety: 90% Niellucciu, 10% Grenache Noir
Stainless steel maturation after malolactic fermentation.
Dark red color. Big, rich on the palate. Chalky, Clay Patrimonio terroir. Benefits with aging 18 – 24 months before tasting.

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Flight II: Les Cuvées Felice Votes
White Cuvee Felice 2013
100% Vermentinu. Maturation in stainless steel vats for 4 to 5 months. Grapes are from old vines. Matured on lees for a couple of months. Complex, honey and herbal aromas and a long finish.
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Red Cuvee Felice 2011
100% Niellucciu Maturation in stainless steel vats for 12 to 18 months. Complex floral and fruity aromas with a long finish. The wine can age for several months.
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Rose’ Cuvee Felice 2013
Confiscated at the airport.

Flight III: Cuvées des Gouverneurs Votes
White Cuvee Des Gouverneurs 2013
100% Vementinu
Maturation on lees, in French oak for 4 to 5 months. Made from the oldest vines of the estate. Exotic floral and mineral notes. Aged 3 years in oak and in bottles resulting in refined and elegant oak characteristics. It can age for 6 -10 years. The Favorite White.
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Red Cuvee Des Gouverneurs 2011
100% Niellucciu Malolactive fermentation in French oak for 8 to 10 months 30% in new oak, 30% in barrels used once, 30% in barrels used twice.
Deep red color
Red berry aromas with vanilla, toast. Complex, jammy on the palate with 2 to 3 years of aging potential and can be kept for up to 8 years. The Favorite red.
Delicious.

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Flight IV: Les Muscats Votes
Muscat Cuvee Orenga De Gaffory 2013
100 % Muscat a Petits Grains. Maturation in stainless steel vats for 4 to 5 months. Golden color. Intense fruity and floral aromas after two years of maturation in bottle it opens up with jammy, citrus and honey notes, with slight mineral characteristics. Complex and very long finish. Delicious. Tied for favorite of this Flight.
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Muscat Du Cap Corse Impassitu 2010
100 % Muscat a Petits Grains. Fortification in oak using wine alcohol. Vanilla, flowers and mineral notes which after a few years in the bottle develop into intense jammy citrus notes accompanied by honey. Luscious. Tied for favorite of this Flight.




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