Friday, May 13, 2011

Giro Stage 7: Campania

The climbing has begun, sort of. Today's stage was 110 kilometers from Maddaloni to the summit of Montevergine di Mercogliano. Bart De Clerq launched an escape on the climb to  Montevergine that lasted all the way to the finish line, barely. Michele Scarponi launched an attack in the final kilometer and he brought a hard-charging group of four favorites -- accompanied by overall threats Vincenzo Nibali and Roman Kreuziger, as well as former winner Stefano Garzelli. Scarponi outkicked his companions but missed catching De Clerq by inches.

Maglia Rosa:  Peter Weening
Stage winner: Bart De Clercq

Region: Campania

Wine: Bruno de Conciliis Selim 12.5% abv  $21.99


They say:

Jazz music is our way of making wine.
We improvise the melodies of the grapes.
We make a unique performance of every harvest
Selim is like Miles, in his late phase, light and chilled out,
When only the sound of his trumpet reminded listeners of his sad ballads,
A profound music but deeply enjoyable like our sparkling wine,
A boat wine with the same disposition as the one of the land where it is produced,
Sweet and impertinent at the same time,
The first Aglianico grape-based sparkling wine produced in Campania.


I say:  Crisp, refreshing, fruit forward with apple notes. 



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