Alois Lageder Beta Delta Bianco
Producer: Alois Lageder
Variety: White Blend
Designation: Beta Delta Bianco
Region: Trentino-Alto Adige
SubRegion: Alto Adige
Appellation: Alto Adige – Südtirol
Beautiful white wine from biodynamic grapes. Acidic without being overbearing. Very complex, amazing nose, minerals, pineapple, citrus, fresh and delicious.
90 points Wine Spectator 2008 vintage
Broglia Gavi Gian Piero Gavi di Gavi La Meirana, 2009
Winemaker: Donato Lanati
Varietals: 100% Cortese di Gavi
Fermentation four months in stainless steel vats. Straw-yellow color with lemon, cream, beautiful floral nose, mid-palate is mineral with green herbs, hint of cinnamon, balanced acidity, honey on the finish. Balanced, velvety mouth feel. Rich and intense bouquet, with complex fragrances of wildflowers and honey. Dry and elegant with a great finish.
Ca’ Lojera Lugana, 2013
Producer: Ca’ Lojera
Medium gold, lots of clarity, and a silvery hue. Nose: pear, apple, lemon, honey, flowers, sea salt, thyme, minerals, white pepper, stem, pine nut, steel. Notes of pear, apple, lemon, honey, flowers, sea salt, thyme, minerals, white pepper, stem, lime, steel. Medium savory mouth feel and medium finish.
Inama Soave Classico, 2009
Appellation: Soave Classico
Understated, unusual, smooth, balanced. Not as complex and creamy as the Prà. Pineapple, pear grapefruit, dry finish. Perfectly good.
Nino Franco Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Rustico, 2010
Producer: Nino Franco
Appellation: Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG
Perticaia Trebbiano Spoletino, 2009
Variety: Trebbiano Spoletino
Appellation: Umbria IGT
Super dynamic, fresh nose, lemon, white pepper, mineral, nice acid, balanced, lovely and delicious, nice finish.
Pieropan Soave Classico
Variety: 85% Trebbiano di Soave: 15%.
Appellation: Soave Classico
Made entirely from fruit grown in the Pieropan vineyards, planted only with indigenous grape varieties. Holistic, low environmental impact approach to pest control. The grapes are de-stemmed and crushed with the free run juice fermented separately between 14-18°C in glass-lined cement tanks.
Tasting Notes: Brilliant straw yellow color with greenish hints. The delicate nose is reminiscent of almond blossoms and marzipan. Good depth of fruit on the palate, nicely balanced by a zingy acidity that enhances its long length.
Prà Soave Classico, 2006
Appellation: Soave Classico
This wine is delicious, soft, balanced and a great value. Gargenega grapes are dry and understated (in such a nice way.) Floral nose, creamy, citrus peel, melons, nice acid, great wine.
Producer: Guado al Tasso
Country of Origin: Italy
Alcohol Content: 12%
Tasting Notes: The wine is characterized by its luminous straw yellow colour, by a nose which shows, along with mineral notes, the floral and citrus aromas typical of the Bolgheri area. It is a fresh, crisp wine, balanced and with a lengthy finish and aftertaste.
Terenzi Maremma Toscana Balbino (Vermentino)
Zuani Vigne Bianco
A white wine obtained from a blend of native Friulano grapes and international varieties. A bright yellow hue introduces a soft, complex, fruit-rich nose enhanced by lingering mineral notes. The warm, broad palate echoes the nose, revealing balanced acidity and impressively rich fruit on the long finish.
Appellation: Vittoria Frappato
Vineyards are located south of the winery near the coast.
Soil: the soil – locally known as “Milaro” – is characterized by a particular substrate of calcareous sandstone, inter¬leaved with packets of clay that allow the vines to produce high quality grapes.
Viticulture: Low trained on wires system, spur pruned cordon, 5.000 plants for hectare. Hand harvested.
Vinification: Fermented in stainless steel using indigenous yeast.
Aging: Aged 6 months in steel tanks, then 3 months in bottle
Tasting notes: This shows aromas of blueberry, forest fruit and salt. Medium to full body, bright acidity and a mineral finish. Goes on for minutes. Tangy and savory. Drink now (2013).
Lively and floral, with beautiful red fruit flavors and a touch of spice. Light- to medium-bodied and displays the tones from the sandstone and clay soils. $16
Rating 2013: 91 Polaner Selections
Tami‘ Nero d’Avola, 2009
Sicilia IGT, Italy
This is a really delicious, complex, dark wine. Dark cherry, blackberry, herbs and spice. Smooth, structured with a nice long finish. Enjoyable with food, but you can drink it alone, more old world style. 90 points.
Tami Frappato Sicilia IGT, Italy
Light-bodied, soft & fruit-forward w/vibrant fresh red fruit notes, and a short-to-medium finish. Strawberries, lots of berries, with lingonberry and cherry leading the way with hints of lavender and herbs. Still young & slightly primary. $17 (CT: 2009 88pts in 6 notes, 2010 89 pts in 4 notes.)
Terredora di Paolo Aglianico Campania IGT, Italy
A medium-bodied dense ruby/purple red wine that makes attractive drinking as a young wine. In the glass the wine is a bright dark cherry red with spicy aromas of ripe red berries, violets and a slight gamey character. A young easy to drink style of wine it has soft berry flavours and soft subtle oak characters. It has a delightfully finish.$14 (CT: 2004 87 in 2 notes, 2005 86 in 1 note, 2006 87 in 7 notes, 2007 89 in 30 notes [87RP], 2008 87 in 43 notes, 2009 87 in 8 notes.)
Tommasi Ripasso Valpolicella, Italy
The nose suggests dusty raisinated fruit. The palate provides cherry fruit and a wonderful barnyardy flavour that gives the fruit tremendous depth. The wine generally has fantastic concentration. The tannins are very moderate and well balanced. What can I say, I love this wine and it is the best value wine I’ve had in a long time.$18 (CT: 2004 88 in 12 notes, 2005 89 in 2 notes/86 in 12 notes, 2006 89 in 10 notes [ws 85], 2007 85 in 10 notes, 2008 90 pts in 9 notes/88 in 25 notes, 2009 82 in 5 notes.)
Marco Felluga Collio Merlot, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
It has a deep red color with light garnet tones. On the nose it is fresh and fruity with scents reminiscent of red-berry jam and cherries steeped in alcohol. In the mouth, it is rich and harmonious with a long finish. $16 (CT: 2004 90 pts in 1 note.)
Tenuta Monteti Monteti Toscana IGT (Super Tuscan)
Tenuta Sant’Antonio Valpolicella Superiore Monti Garbi Ripasso, Italy
Rich dried fruits on the nose, along with plum, cherry, and tar. Leather coming through on the palate, as well as some cherry, dark plum, blueberry, tar, and spice towards the end. Medium, dry finish. Nice depth of flavors, good. $21 (CT: 2008 89 in 22 notes .)
Gulfi Carjcanti Sicilia IGT, Italy (white)
Pale yellow with green reflections, intense, big, fruity with undertones of green apple. Dry, harmonious, pleasantly tart, with finish of anise and almond. $22 (CT: 2004 87 in 2 notes, 2005, 90 in 1 note, 2006, 90 in 3 notes, 2007 88 in 3 notes, 2008 90 in 2 notes .
Gulfi Rossojbleo Nero d’Avola, 2010
Cherries, plum jam, minerals, black pepper on the nose, sea salt finish. Smooth, relatively balanced. Ruby red, drinkable, lovely wine but would like more complexity. Decant.