AiS Assisi

Tasted November 17, 2014 by quaglia with 371 views


Second sommelier's traing day..

Flight 1 - Whites (5 notes)

White - Sparkling
N.V. Ferronato Pose Col Fondo Colli Trevigiani IGT Italy, Veneto, Colli Trevigiani IGT
76 points
Crystalline light straw yellow. Perlage very fine and persistent.
Medium intensity and complexity at nose: some yeasts and bread crust. A far Pear.
Dry, high acidity and medium persistence. Some agrumes hints.
Carbonic not aggressive..a medium wine.
White - Off-dry
2012 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer
85 points
Brilliant golden yellow.
A bit closed at the beginning with more hydrocarbon notes than tropical fruit. Anyway "greasy", with a mineral background. Coherent at taste.
Drunk too warm, acidity and minerality being lowered.
2005 Domaine Laporte Sancerre Les Grandmontains France, Loire Valley, Upper Loire, Sancerre
86 points
Light golden yellow, consistent.
Fumè notes, than hydrocarbon and minerals. Fruit (agrumes) and sage!!
Coherent mineral and fumè at taste. Dry, alcoholic and medium rounded. Good, sharp acidity and high minerality. Embittering aftertaste.
Fumè too much aggressive.
2013 Leone Conti Albana di Romagna Mia Albana Progetto 1 Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Albana di Romagna DOCG
82 points
Straw yellow colour, crystalline.
Incredible meat/bologna notes at the beginning. Yellow fruits.
Dry, medium rounded. Coherent at taste. Good acidity and high minerality. Nice aftertaste of apples.
2009 Barberani Orvieto Classico Superiore Luigi e Giovanna Italy, Umbria, Orvieto, Orvieto Classico Superiore
84 points
Light straw yellow, with golden tones. Intense complex and fine at nose. Fumè, sweet notes, tropical fruit (papaya, banana) and mildew hint.
Coherent at taste, with toasted notes covering a nice fruit. Mineral.
AiS >91/2013

Flight 2 - Reds (10 notes)

2006 Palari Faro Italy, Sicily, Faro
85 points
Intense, full ruby red, with purple reflex. Consistent.
Intense, complex and fine, nicely evolved at nose: Ripe red fruits, vegetal, pepper, faded rose..some game..and still a bit closed! (medicin).
Dry, alcoholic and rounded, Good acidity and minerality. Young tannins also if gentle. Nice balance. Intense, persistent and fine. LM: 85/2008
2007 Feudi di San Gregorio Taurasi Italy, Campania, Taurasi DOCG
86 points
Intense, compact ruby red, with purple rim.
Intense, complex and fine at nose: alcohol at first, then very nice hints of ripe fruits, dried plum. Tobacco and nuts.
Dry, alcoholic+, medium rounded; good acidity and minerality, tannins young, but nice. Medium balanced.
LM 89/2011; AiS: >91/2012
2009 Calcagno Etna Arcuria Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC
84 points
Light ruby red, light rim.
Intense complex and fine at nose: sweet red fruit, flowers (rose>) then liquorice and pepper.
Dry, alcoholic, medium rounded. Good acidity and minerality. Tannins still alive. A bit unbalanced- anyway nice to drink, intense, very persistent (minerality) and fine.
2008 Tenuta Castelbuono Sagrantino di Montefalco Carapace Italy, Umbria, Montefalco, Sagrantino di Montefalco
80 points
Intense ruby red, with purple rim. Intense and complex, medium fine at nose: some barnyard notes over red fruit. Vitamin hints.
Dry, alcoholic, medium rounded. Good acidity and minerality, but tannins too much alive, not inviting to a second sip...LM: 89/2013
2009 Tenuta di Trinoro Le Cupole Toscana IGT Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT
84 points
Dark, intense ruby red, with purple rim.
Intense, complex and medium fine at nose. Vegetal notes and then spices: tobacco, liquorice, nutmeg over red fruit (blackberry).
Dry, alcoholic and medium rounded, Good acidity and medium minerality, with a young tannin.
2004 Clos Rougeard (Foucault) Saumur-Champigny Les Poyeux France, Loire Valley, Anjou-Saumur, Saumur-Champigny
87 points
Intense ruby red, purple rim. Medium consistent.
Intense, complex and fine at nose. Fruit in alcohol, olive patè, leather, tobacco, Wild game.
Good body, with a good minerlity and acidity, and an integrated tannin. Perstistence in the average. Dry and rounded.
2013 Noelia Ricci Sangiovese di Romagna Superiore Godenza Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Sangiovese di Romagna
82 points
Light ruby red, purple rim. Medium consistent.
Mainly Violet and wild cherries at nose, gooseberry.
Good body and medium balanced, with good minerality and acidity and an integrated tannin. Dry and rounded. Intense, persistent and fine-
2005 Giorgí Oltrepò Pavese Buttafuoco Casa del Corno Italy, Lombardia, Oltrepò Pavese
85 points
Intense ruby red, with purple rim. Medium consistent.
Intense-, complex and fine at nose: sweet red fruits, vegetal, some spicy hints.
Dry, alcoholic and rounded. Good acidity and medium minerality, with integrated tannins.
Intense, persistent and fine, well balanced. Nice at taste, with notes of red sweet fruit and coffee. LM 86/2010; AiS: 86-90/2011
2005 Michele Chiarlo Barolo Cannubi Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo
85 points
Ruby red, with garnet rim, consistent.
Alcohol at nose, then red ripe fruits and gentle spices.
Dry and rounded, Young tannins, but acidity a bit faded. Balanced and nice fruit at taste.
2007 Matteo Correggia Roero Riserva Ròche d'Ampsèj Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Roero
86 points
Dark ruby red, with purple rim. Consistent.
Medium intense at nose, but COMPLEX and fine: wild cherries above alla and spices: Tobacco, pepper, root.
Dry, rounded, Good acidity and medium minerality. Tannins not fully integrated, but gentle. Good body.
Intense, persistent and medium fine (for tannins). Good fruit.
AiS >91/2012


Another special day, with a particular mention for Giorgi Buttafuoco and Palari Faro

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