Vasario bianco 2010 – Tenuta del Buonamico

Vasario 2010
Typology: Igp/Igt red wine
Grape varieties: pinot blanc
Alcohol: 13.5%
Producer: TENUTA DEL BUONAMICO
Price (wine store): E (from 15.01 to 25.00 Euro)

Vasario bianco - Tenuta del Buonamico

Eight years since we last told you about this wine are many, too many, since then many things have changed, and the Vasario has certainly earned. The old versions had a partial contribution of sauvignon and sémillon, now Vasario is a pure pinot blanc, fermented and aged in barriques of Allier oak on the lees for a total of 9 months. In the glass shows a distinct color, bright gold, very beautiful, while the range of perfumes is suggestive, it is obvious the contribution of contact with the lees, there is a fruity matter that amplifies candied notes, oriental spices, mango, pineapple, cinnamon, candied citron peel. The taste is perfectly appropriate, intense and persistent, with a good acidity that supports an equally evocative and expressive amplitude.

Score: @@@@        (tasted on: 04/2016)

Trebbiano d’Abruzzo Colle Morino 2006 – BARBA

Trebbiano d’Abruzzo Colle Morino 2006
Typology: Dop/Doc quality white wine
Grape varieties: trebbiano
Alcohol: 12,5%
Producer: BARBA
Price (wine store): A (under 5,00 euro)

Trebbiano d'Abruzzo Colle Morino 2006 - BARBA

This Trebbiano comes from a vineyard of about 6 acres, ten years old, located on an alluvial soil of silt and sand and facing east-west. It is vinified at controlled temperature in stainless steel and stays for 60 days in contact with the fine lees.
The result is an interesting wine, where the scent transmitted from the skin is clear and enriches the texture made of white and yellow flowers, peach, plum, hay and gently citrusy note of cedar.
On the palate it shows fresh and savory, with a citrusy fruit more apparent but lacking the pungency that often characterizes it. Wine pleasant and ideal for appetizers, pasta dishes with seafood, and seafood like lemon sole.
Excellent quality/price ratio.

Score: @@@        (tasted on: 01/2008)

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Colle Morino 2006 – BARBA

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Colle Morino 2006
Typology: Dop/Doc quality red wine
Grape varieties: montepulciano
Alcohol: 13%
Producer: BARBA
Price (wine store): A (under 5,00 euro)

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Colle Morino 2006 - BARBA

This Montepulciano comes from a vineyard with a density of 4,000 plants per hectare, making a maceration on the skins for 18 days, giving a color ruby-purple impenetrable and a charge of vinous fruitiness that can hardly leave you indifferent.
Fine notes of fleshy petals of red rose accompany black cherry, ripe blackberry and just a whispered hint of cocoa. On the palate it shows in the fresh acidity and tannin that is still vivid in the beginning of his journey, comforted today by large fruity and peppery nuances but also by a curious call red orange.
It can go well with many dishes like macaroni with meat sauce, cannelloni stuffed, diced beef in red sauce. A Montepulciano of excellent quality and a very attractive price.

Score: @@@@        (tasted on: 01/2008)

Vermentino di Sardegna 2010 – 6 MURA

Vermentino di Sardegna 2010
Typology: Dop/Doc quality white wine
Grape varieties: vermentino
Alcohol: 13%
Producer: 6 MURA
Price (wine store): C (from 7,51 to 10 euro)

Vermentino di Sardegna 2010 - 6 MURA

Fermented and aged in stainless steel and it is fine, Vermentino lends itself well to this type of work, thanks to a remarkable expressive power and a mainly sandy which brings out the best characteristics.
It has a straw bright color, very pleasant bouquet of field flowers, pear, plum, white peach, salty accents, lime juice. Mouth flavorful and tasty, with the right vein of freshness, and fruity that adds its maturity to a good acidity, giving stimulating feelings. Final of good persistence.

Score: @@@        (tasted on: 04/2012)

Carignano del Sulcis Giba 2009

Carignano del Sulcis Giba 2009
Typology: Dop/Doc quality red wine
Grape varieties: carignano
Alcohol: 13,5%
Producer: 6 MURA
Price (wine store): D (from 10,01 to 15,00 euro)

Carignano del Sulcis Giba 2009 - 6 MURA

Ruby color with garnet borders, bouquet that talks immediately about Sardinia, with myrtle, strawberry, red rock rose, rosemary, gentian, berries, rock, brackish reflections.
The palate strikes for its balance and expressivity, despite its young age, fine tannins and solid freshness, full and juicy fruit, peppery bullets, the general feeling is full of charm, excellent choice not to have matured in cask, here the variety testifies his great personality, which in the 80s was “caught” by one of the historical winemakers of our country, Giacomo Tachis, who signed two Sardinia masterpieces such as Terre Brune by Santadi and Turriga by Argiolas.

Score: @@@@        (tasted on: 04/2012)

Carignano del Sulcis 2008 – 6 MURA

Carignano del Sulcis 2008
Typology: Dop/Doc quality red wine
Grape varieties: carignano
Alcohol: 14%
Producer: 6 MURA
Price (wine store): E (from 15,01 to 25,00 euro)

Carignano del Sulcis 2008 - 6 MURA

Carignano obtained from old vines (up to 100 years) ungrafted, grown in the area of Porto Pino, long maceration and aging in oak barrels from 7.5 to 20 hectoliters for about a year.
Beautiful deep ruby ​​color, the nose gives the impression to have one more gear, great charm and originality of expression that make it a little gem.
You can stay immersed in the scents without feeling tired even after ten minutes, the classic flowers islanders are combined with iodate perceptions, hints of peppe, plums alternating with ripe cherries, then the myrtle, like the liquor that is derived from the berries, and also cardamom, truffle, a blend of spices that closes with mineral hints of sea-salt.
On the palate it returns very well the feelings, all of them, great fit and balance, austere but open, lively, a flash of pure energy, and prolonged persistence.

Score: @@@@@        (tasted on: 04/2012)

Turriga 1998 – ARGIOLAS

Turriga 1998
Typology: Igp/Igt red wine
Grape varieties: cannonau 85%, bovale 5%, malvasia nera 5%, carignano 5%
Alcohol: 14%
Producer: ARGIOLAS – Argiolas & C.
Price (wine store): F (from 25,01 to 50,00 euro)

Turriga - ARGIOLAS

Turriga is a wine that can impress even the toughest tasters, the highest quality proven year after year is confirmed as one of the greatest Italian reds, and certainly as a flagship wine of Sardinia. The grapes that make it up are clear: all sardinian, with the cannonau to give something extra.
As for the Terre Brune cellar Santadi, even here there is the talent and the mastery of Giacomo Tachis, who strongly wanted an elegant wine and absolutely genuine, out of the trends and easy cliché.
Also this vintage does not disappoint: at visual examination it is concentrated, dense, almost impenetrable ruby color with dark nail compact enough and just tending to garnet. It features an elegant bouquet under the nose, with distinct floral and mineral sensations in the foreground, the fruit is there but does not dominate the scene as too often happens, it is more subtle, soft fruit and cherry, to give more space to fine spices, cocoa, tobacco, cinnamon and mint, wonderful.
The taste is very intense and very soft at the same time; the tannins are of the highest quality, and the acidity is still present. A second taste returns sensations of vanilla, black cherry sweet, mint, here even more apparent. Wine comprehensive, long-lived, of exquisite workmanship, to keep in the cellar for many many years, without any fear of failure.
Serve at 18° C in large ballon.

Score: @@@@@        (tasted on: 10/2002)

Luzzana 2001 – CHERCHI

Luzzana 2001
Typology: Igp/Igt red wine
Grape varieties: cagnulari 50%, cannonau 50%
Alcohol: 14%
Producer: CHERCHI
Price (wine store): E (from 15,01 to 25,00 euro)

Luzzana 2001 - CHERCHI

Beautiful dark and deep ruby ​​color, almost impenetrable to sunlight and yet bright and alive.
The nose is intense and very fine, fragrant perception is prolonged, persistent. It captures notes of ripe red fruit and jam, among which the black cherry, blackberry, berries mixed with a pleasant bouquet of withered flowers, to give vent to spices, cocoa and vanilla, sweet licorice, all in great balance.
On the palate Luzzana is powerful and soft, pulpy, with well extracted tannins of excellent quality, already with a good balance, thanks also to minerale hints. It represents a very interesting fusion of fruit and spices, which extends and expands as the time passes, leaving a feeling of great pleasure and fullness of flavor, with a delicate hint of almond in the finish.
Serve at 18° C in large and long-stemmed glasses.

Score: @@@@        (tasted on: 09/2003)

Vermentino di Sardegna Costamolino 2004 – ARGIOLAS

Vermentino di Sardegna Costamolino 2004
Typology: Dop/Doc quality white wine
Grape varieties: vermentino 95%, others 5%
Alcohol: 13,4%
Producer: ARGIOLAS – Argiolas & C.
Price (wine store): C (from 7,51 to 10 euro)

Vermentino di Sardegna Costamolino 2004 - ARGIOLAS

From the vineyards located in the area of Selegas comes this almost pure Vermentino (enjoys the contribution of 5% percent of local grapes), a pale yellow color, rather intense, with greenish and beautiful luminosity.
Fermented exclusively in stainless steel, its Mediterranean olfactory immediately presents a range of great pleasure and elegance, ranging from notes of cut grass and hay, pleasant fruity notes of apple and citrus, delicate shades of wildflower honey, and mineral accents.
The taste is strong and supported by good shoulder, strong acidity and savory that makes it particularly attractive. Persistence is long, ideal to ensure a perfect role of companion for savory dishes.

Score: @@@        (tasted on: 10/2005)

Chianti Classico 2007 – CASTELLINUZZA E PIUCA

Chianti Classico 2007
Typology: Docg guaranteed quality red wine
Grape varieties: sangiovese 90%, canaiolo 10%
Alcohol: 13,5%
Producer: CASTELLINUZZA E PIUCA – Azienda Agricola di Coccia Giuliano
Price (wine store): B (from 5,01 to 7,50 euro)

Chianti Classico 2007 - CASTELLINUZZA E PIUCA

We are almost 500 meters above sea level, the sangiovese seems to be a perfect size and pull off elegant aromas, floral, canaiolo provides a small contribution with its color rubine.
The Chianti Classico Castellinuzza and Piuca is a wine to enjoy, born for the table, for conviviality, for the evenings in company of friends and family, to be drunk to the last drop without feeling weighed down or affected by unpleasant headaches.
The 2007 is a true reflection of its vintage, different from the previous, it tells us things simple and profoundly true. The scent is less floral, more mature in shades of cherry and raspberry, more “male” in some respects, first of all the alcohol a little higher, but enough to taste a sip to realize that it is an overwhelming pleasure, thick, juicy. The tannin is well measured, maybe with a greater precision of expression: earthy, fruity, vibrant and just a little more mature, but it is not a defect or a limit, only a detailed demonstration of the different characteristics of each vintage. It cannot leave someone unhappy, if not in the fact that three-quarters of a liter, at times, may seem few …

Score: @@@@        (tasted on: 06/2009)

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