Sunday, March 18, 2007

The Tedeschi Mystery Is Solved

A short while ago I wrote about the the Tedeschi Capitel San Rocco 2004 was released long before it should have been ready according to the producer's technical sheet.

Today the local importer informed that the wine's production method has indeed changed and their site will be updated in the future. It is still a ripasso but it is now aged for a shorter period after the second fermentation. I'd guess it is a lighter wine that it used to be.

By the way, my bottle of the 2003 Capitel San Rocco had re-fermented in the bottle and the same thing happened to two other friends. Since ripassos go through a second fermentation anyway, I'd say this must be a world record. To their credit, the importer has replaced all damaged bottles.

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