WSET Level 3 Week 8 Central & South Italy

Downtown Vancouver [AI School]
Tasted Tuesday, June 8, 2010 by Weston3220 with 228 views


A Tasting of Central Italian Whites, Two Tuscans, one Sicilian and a Salentino DOC

Flight 1 (2 Notes)

  • 2008 Farnese Trebbiano d'Abruzzo 82 Points

    Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo

    Clear, Pale Lemon/Green going to a water rim
    A: Clean, Med- Intensity, Pear, Mineral[Chemical], Green Melon
    T: Dry, Med Acid, Med Alc, Med- Body, Med Intensity, Med Finish. Melon[Cantelope] Lemon
    Conclusion, Acceptable wine, Inexpesnive, at peak drink now. Um drink cool to cold dont let it warm up to much you'll be disappointed har

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  • 2008 Belisario Verdicchio di Matelica 86 Points

    Italy, Marche, Verdicchio di Matelica

    Clear, Pale+ Lemon, Slightly Frizzante
    A: Clean, Med Intensity, Youthful, Mineral, Earth[white mushroom], Citrus, Pear
    T: Dry, med Acid, Med body, med alc, med+ finish, med+ intensity, Apple, Citrus, Round/Richness/oil/viscous [from lees?]
    Conclusion: Acceptable to Good, somewhat simple but gets the job done, nice mineralness, drink now

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Flight 2 (4 Notes)

  • 2003 Terralsole Brunello di Montalcino 89 Points

    Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino

    Clear, Med+ Garnet oing to tawny rim
    A: Clean, Med+ Intensity, Developed, Dried Roses, Dried Cranberry, dreid cherry, caramel, A Iron/Iodine/Hightone note
    T: Dry, Med to Med+ Acid, High Tannin[dusty], Med Body, med+ alc, med+ intensity, med+ length. Ripe Red Juicy Cherry/Dried
    Conclusion: Nose 92pts!, Palate 88, very good nonetheless should hold on for awhile there is good livly fruit 5-10years

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  • 2006 Tenuta Sette Ponti Crognolo Toscana IGT 89 Points

    Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT

    Clear, Med+ to Deep Ruby, Showing Legs
    A: Clean, Med+ Intensity, Youthful but starting to slow small development. Hightone notes, Cherry, Earth, Dried Herbs, Coffee, Licorice
    T: Dry, Med+ Acid, Med+ Tannin, Med body, med alc, med+ intensity, Long finish. Dark-Cherry, Chocolate, Licorice
    Conclusion, very good, mid price, can develop further, 5-7yrs

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  • 2006 Azienda Agricola Taurino Salice Salentino Riserva Dottor Cosimo Taurino

    Italy, Puglia, Salice Salentino

    Clear, Med+ Ruby, Showing Prominate Legs
    A: Clean, Med+ Intensity, Sweet Marzipan, Cake/Lemon Sugar, Earth
    T: Dry, Med Acid, med tannin, med+ body, med+ alc, med+ finish, med+ intensity, juicy fruit dark, marzipan vanilla/lemon sugar
    Conclusion, might throw some people off since its lighter in the palate then expected. Very good apparently instructor was saying these babies age well

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  • 2007 Azienda Agricola Ceuso Sicilia Scurati

    Italy, Sicily, Sicilia

    I think this Bottled was Flawed, tho instructor and others didnt think so, but there were others who had a big dislike to this wine like me, here are the notes

    CLear, Deep Purple
    A: Clean, Med Intensity, Clean, Light Dark Fruit, Grape Candy
    T: Dry, Med Acid, Med+ Tannin, Med+ Body, Med Finish, Med Intensity, Purple Grape Candy. I put "Frizzante" as a note but only way to explain it

    Conclusion, Thought it was terrible/flawed, I think its flawed so not going to score, if the others taste like this then its a 70pointer

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