World wines: Goblet melodies and bottled rhythms
Kishore and Smita Iyengar discover the aromatic synergy between top notch world wines with diverse global musical creations and rhythmic seduction.
We think it’s the most endearing olfactory and sensory experience that uplifted equally as it elevated our spirits. Join us in celebrating the myriad moods of world music wonders enjoyed with the magnificence of the olfactory in fine world wines.
The rolling, wind-swept meadows seem to waltz with the clouds as silky stringed melodies color the ears with gentle flourish, The amazingly therapeutic Irish Celtic Harp with it’s seamless improvisations brings alive the rhythm and sonority of our hearts. Matching the zing of the Irish spirit of living a hearty life with music is a svelte red Frontera Merlot, Chile with exciting coffee, chocolate and red fruit sensations. To complement the country spirit is a top notch Chilean wonder red, -Ventisquero Classico Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile laying out jazz excitement in blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and vanilla sensations. Salute!
Deep Gorges with misty, wispy clouds , finger-etched waterfalls, misty, moistened valleys and the scent of fresh lily, bamboo and grass exhilarating your senses. The deeply moving and emotional Chinese Harp brings alive the aching of love lost hearts edged on by stringed melodies in full bouquets, the floral notes strummed with trance-like perfection adding ethereal veils. Nothing better than a chilled white Casillero del Diablo Chardonnay from Chile that brings alive this hilly crispness with wet grass, heather and foliage bouquets.
It’s a smorgasbord of sounds, melodies, rhythms, moods, musical improvisation and what not. The evergreen and ever alive lilt of Jazz Instrumentals is celebrated as the immortal domain of the likes of Wes Montgomery’s guitar, Miles Davis’ trumpet, Johny Coltrane’s lively saxophone, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Herbie Hancock…..the list is as tizzy as the impromptu shakes with a svelte red Albert Bichot Bourgogne Vieilles Vignes de Pinot Noir from France boasting mineral, fruity and strawberry flavors . The glorious uncertainty, the surprises-by-the-flowing-notes thrill, the easy and carefree renditions all add up to the greatness of jazz.
The highly evocative jazz magic and it’s sensory hold is saluted grandly by a spontaneous Tempranillo in Solar Viejo from the Rioja Region in Spain. From deep down in the Pacific comes the illustrious Framingham Pinot Noir, New Zealand, a blue-blood pedigree wine of great accomplishments in peppery, light spice, rich fruit, burnt wood and distinct cinnamon flavors.
DESERT DREAMS AND BALMY BREEZES
Gentle wafts of whistling breezes tease you as the unique two-stringed Tunisian Rebab uplifts with earthy honesty in mellifluous depth lent by the rustic bow. Gentle swaying date palms by the azure Mediterranean, a mellow amber sunset….
Saluting the tunes is a medium bodied dry Black Tower Dornfelder Pinot Noir from Germany with light peppery flavors and berry notes. A smart and velvety Ventiterre Merlot Zonin from Italy pairs along with truffle flavors, a woody nose and lingering cinnamon finish.
Seductive, chirpy steps of the dusky maiden on stilettos resound dramatically and the swift swirl of the flowing skirt and electrifying staccato steps evoke the exciting strums of the Spanish Flamenco guitar strings in approving unison, the fine tonal pitches teasing the vocal spontaneity.
Matching the calibrated verve with handsome swish is an outstanding Italian Cavalli Tenuta Degli Dei red wine blend with distinct blackcurrant, plums and vanilla flavors. Adding swinging zest to the crescendo is a superlative red Pampas del Sur, Malbec from Argentina announcing raspberry aromas, leather tones and a husky bouquet. Flavors and Flamenco marry effortlessly!
Haunting, mesmerizing, nostalgic, heartwarming and overwhelming. The resonance of melodious echoes from Peruvian and Romanian Pan Pipes herald the call of deep, verdant valleys, intense passion and langoring romance.
The mood inciting tunes sync with the fruity, deeply floral and moist grass flavors of a fine Banrock Station Chardonnay white from Australia, green is king. The effervescing musky and apricot tongue of a splendid Framingham Classic Riesling with tangelo, honeysuckle and green tea aromas, is magic on the taste buds. Kia Ora!, you exclaim.
Sturdy Arabian horses galloping majestically on the massive shifting dunes, voluptuous, swirling masked maidens with come-hither looks compelling fluid merriment, a star-spangled sky bowing with appreciation….The sharply earthy Arabian Darbuka evokes and elicits desert magic like none other, the arched and curved scintillating deep bass and rapidly sharp and cyclic rhythmic swing, tickling and leap frogging you to dance and celebrate life.
It’s a robust and full-bodied Barton & Guestier Cabernet Sauvignon from France with dry mushroom, leather and cardamom hints that match the mood. A splendid Renieri Brunello di Montalcino DOCG from Toscana, Italy applauds the Darbuka with peppery, spicy and zesty oak and raw cigar flavors, while a marvelous robust red Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile orchestrates step-by-step rhythmic sensuality on your taste buds.
Austrian Maestro Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s kaleidoscopic artistry comes alive in his brilliant Piano Concerto No.23, A, K. 488, the lilting, soft flute and expressive oboe swaying gentle with soft tiptoes and leaps of the notes in exciting linger, the Alpine valleys calling out mellow autumn colors. The soul stirring rendition is capped by a sophisticated, nectarine, honeysuckle and green apple blessed Domaene Gobelsburg Kamptal Gruener Veltliner a classy white from Austria. Another jewel, -a merry Nederburg Winemaster’s Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, South Africa plays equal mirth in citrusy and garden aromas while a dry, yet crisply alluring Chateau Fontenille, Entre Deux Mers (white), from France matches symphony with guava, peach and light lily flavors.