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As I mentioned in GINI 11, we were going to try some Italian Red wine, but then because Vince M, a big fan of Italian Red, couldn’t make it, we had something else instead.  So for GINI 12, here are the Italian Reds.  And we made Vince M to host this gathering for us (Thanks, Vince!)

We had GINI 12 back in June 1.  This time being Italian, we got some pizza and pasta from Dante’s. (I had to look at Kelvin’s pictures to remember what we had, it was so long ago…) Anyway, here are the red wines:

  1. Villa Cafaggio Chianti Classico Riserva 1997 (Tuscany, Italy)
  2. Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 1997 (Tuscany, Italy)
  3. Michele Chiarlo La Court Barbera D’Asti 1997 (Piedmont, Italy)
  4. Michele Chiarlo Countacc Monferrato 1997 (Piedmont, Italy)

As mentioned in my previous post, Andrew is posting tasting notes of the wine we tried in his SeaTourist blog.  I am also posting more information of the wine in my Flickr pictures.  For the wines in this tasting, here is the link.  Following is the voting results for our favorite in this tasting.

The GINI Italian Reds Index
We ranked the bottles 1 to 4, add up the numbers, whichever one has the lowest score is the best. Here is the list of participants: Aaron, Andrew, Kelvin, Kwong C, Rita, Vincent M, Vincent W.

Bottle #

Vineyard Region Pts Group Rank My Rank
1 Villa Cafaggio Chianti Classico Riserva 1997
Tuscany, Italy
9 1 1
2 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 1997
Tuscany, Italy
13 2 2
3 Michele Chiarlo La Court Barbera D’Asti 1997
Piedmont, Italy
25 4 3
4 Michele Chiarlo Countacc Monferrato 1997 Piedmont, Italy
23 3 4

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