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Tag Archives: Italy
Barolo, Ferdinando Principiano, Serralunga, Ravera di Montfort, Barolo DOCG, Italy, 2011, 15% abv. C$45
We enjoyed this just inside the recommended drinking window – I’m not patient when it comes to holding wine. I was very nervous when I removed the capsule to find what looked to be a moldy cork. It was dry … Continue reading
Posted in Italy, Nebbiolo, RED Tagged 2011, barolo, Barolo DOCG, Ferdinando Principiano, Italy, nebbiolo, Ravera di Montfort, Serralunga Leave a comment
Sangiovese, Pian Dell’Orino, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Italia, 2009, 14.5% abv.
Risotto was on the dinner menu and I decided it needed an Italian red. Did I ever hit the goldmine. This wine came to me out of pure luck; I purchased a case of random, sight unseen bottles from an … Continue reading
Lacrima di Morro d’Alba DOC, Superiore, Stefano Mancinelli, Morro d’Alba, Italy, 2013, 13% abv. C$35
To say this wine is intriguing would be an understatement. Producer, Stefano Mancinelli is widely acknowledged as one of the best producers of Lacrima di Morro d’Alba wines. Made from the Lacrima grape, I had to search hard for information … Continue reading
Posted in Italy, Lacrima, OTHER, RED Tagged Ancona, italia, Italy, Lacrima di Morro d'Alba DOC, Lacrima grape, Morro d'Alba, red wine, Stefano Mancinelli, Superiore Leave a comment
Ferghettina, Franciacorta DOCG, Milledi, Brut, Lombardy, Italy, 2009, 12.5% abv, C$50++
Both sets of ‘rents were over to celebrate our moving back to the hometown. So, out came this sparkling wine from north central Italy for a toast. Made from 100% Chardonnay in the traditional method and aged for 36 months … Continue reading
Posted in Chardonnay, Italy, OTHER, WHITE Tagged brut, Ferghettina, Franciacorta, Italy, Lombardy, Milledi, sparkling wine 2 Comments
Beni di Batasiolo, Barolo DOCG, La Morra, Piemonte, Italia, 2011, 14.5% abv.
This winery, owned by the Dogliani family for the past five generations, has vineyards in four regions of Piemonte – La Morra, Barolo, Monforte d’Alba and Serralunga d’Alba. The Batasiolo vineyard where the Nebbiolo grapes for this wine are from is … Continue reading
Posted in Italy, Nebbiolo, RED Tagged 14.5% abv., 2011, Barolo DOCG, Beni di Batasiolo, italia, Italy, La morra, nebbiolo, Piemonte, red wine Leave a comment
Socrè, Barbaresco, Dolcetto d’Alba DOC, Cuneo, Italia, 2010, 12.5% abv.
This wine comes straight from Piemonte in the northwestern corner of Italy from a vineyard tended to by former architect Marco Piacentino and his family. The vineyard lies directly across the road from Angelo Gaja’s famous Sori Tilden vines. Piacentino’s side of the … Continue reading
Posted in Italy, Nebbiolo, OTHER, RED Tagged 2010, barbaresco, Cuneo, Dolcetto d'Alba DOC, italia, Italy, marco piacentino, Piedmont, Piemonte, red wine, Socre Leave a comment
Olivar, Cesconi, Bianco, Vignetti delle Dolomiti IGT, Italy, 2010, 13.5% abv, C$32
Nestled up in Italy’s northwest corner, north of Trento in tiny Pressano lie the Cesconi brothers’ vineyards. Most of the fruit for this wine – a blend of Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay – is from the Olivar, a single … Continue reading
Posted in Chardonnay, Italy, OTHER, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, WHITE Tagged 13.5% abv, 2010, Bianco, Cesconi, chardonnay, Italy, Olivar, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Vignetti delle Dolomiti IGT, white wine Leave a comment
Tenuta Poggio Ai Mandorli, Chianti Classico DOCG, Gran Selezione, Italy, 2011, 13.5% abv. US$19
I purchased this bottle at Trader Joe’s Bellingham store for about US$19, but it actually cost me a lot more in Canadian dollars because of the tax paid at the border. Medium ruby with a tinge of garnet, it has aromas … Continue reading
Posted in Italy, Merlot, RED, Sangiovese, Shiraz / Syrah Tagged Chianti Classico DOCG, Gran Selezione, Italy, merlot, red wine, Sangiovese, syrah, Tenuta Poggio Ai Mandorli, Trader Joes Leave a comment
Lugana DOP, Cantine Colli a Lago SRL, Desenzano di Garda Brescia, Lombardy, Italy, 2013, 12.5% abv.
Marta, my Italian wine expert friend, found this at the Cambie Street BCLB and picked it up out of curiosity. Quite frankly, we were completely prepared to expose this wine as an insipid white Italian along the lines of most … Continue reading
Posted in Italy, Ugni Blanc, WHITE Tagged 12.5% abv, 2013, Cantine Colli a Lago SRL, Canucks, Desenzano di Garda Brescia, Italy, Lake Garda, Lombardy, Lugana DOP, Turbiana, white wine Leave a comment
Pergolo, Prosecco DOC, Treviso, Valdobbiadene, Italy, NV, 11% abv, C$13
Breakfast wine is the best stuff. Here’s a version that is so reasonably priced, you can buy two! Bottled at Mionetto at nelle Cantine di Crocetta del Montello in north eastern Italy, this is a light, bubbly Prosecco made from … Continue reading
Posted in Glera, Italy, Prosecco, Prosecco, WHITE Tagged bubbles, bubbly, Glera, Italy, Pergolo, Prosecco, sparkling wine, Treviso, Valdobbiadene 4 Comments