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WTN: A wine with punk attitude

by Otto » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:23 pm

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Marco Giovanni Zanetti is a Punk and wants to make wine with a punk attitude. I really have very little idea what that philosophy or lifestyle entails. But I met him recently in Helsinki and he was a fun person to taste with. He wants to make wine as naturally as possible with emphasis on the autochthonous varieties. I liked his wines at the tasting, but getting a 4cl sip isn't quite the same as enjoying a proper quantity with a meal, so I sourced a bottle to try at home.

Chateau Punk 2009 - Veneto Rosso IGT; 100% Marzemino Nero; 13,5% abv
If this wine is full of punk attitude, I should stop dressing in tweed and listening to Bach and convert to Punkitude. I have no other experiences with Marzemino, so I have no idea what it should be like. But this seems unforced and unmanipulated, with a lovely, bright cherry aroma. With air, some darker, earthier scents begin to creep in but there is always a really attractive cherry core to the wine. No oak that I can sense. Crisp, bracing, high acid, moderately high tannins, refreshing and moreish. Really enjoyable wine. Now, I'm going to spike my hair and colour it green and get my arms covered in tattoos.

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Re: WTN: A wine with punk attitude

by Brian K Miller » Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:00 pm

I want that tee shirt!

Not the tattoos though. NEEDLES...YUCK.
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Re: WTN: A wine with punk attitude

by Sam Platt » Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:46 pm

Seems like he may be channeling the K-Vintners guy.
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Re: WTN: A wine with punk attitude

by Otto » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:00 pm

Sam Platt wrote:Seems like he may be channeling the K-Vintners guy.


Now you've lost me.
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