Sound Sommelier: pairing wine with music
Wine? You can listen to it. Paolo Scarpellini (born in 1953) has declared himself a Sound Sommelier, after 20 years as a music critic and another 20 as a judge and reporter for various newspapers. His creed? To consider wine as “music to drink” and music as “wine to listen to”. Here are some pairings between Italian wine and music suggested by our Sound Sommelier. For information: www.psmusicdesign.it
Bossa nova | 2009 Perlé Brut – Ferrari
With Astrud Gilberto – Fly Me to the Moon. A well-known standard in the bossa nova version by Astrud Gilberto, teaming up with Ferrari’s 2009 Perlé Brut. It starts off with the delicate Brazilian voice dubbing the trumpet, while the golden-yellow in the glass becomes brighter and livelier, with a fine and continuous perlage. The refrain arrives hand in hand with the intense bouquet of white flowers, Golden Delicious apples and crusty bread. While the soft rhythm from the drum brushes supports the elegant and velvety palate, overtones of apple reach the palate from the piano, while almonds arrive from the trumpet. When the song abruptly finishes, the wine, in contrast, lingers.
Listen to Astrud Gilberto – Fly Me to the Moon
(from The Shadow of Your Smile, 1965)