Az. San Valentino (Rimini - I)

Rimini

Tasted March 28, 2015 by quaglia with 181 views

Flight 1 (6 notes)

White
2013 Azienda Agricola San Valentino Rubicone Scabi Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Rubicone
78 points
Brilliant light straw yellow.
Intense, complex- and fine at nose: camomile, sweet flowers, hints of tropical fruit.
Dry, alcohol evident, medium rounded. Good acidity and high minerality.
Weak body, more alcohol than fruit.
Chardonnay, Rebola and Trebbiano
Red
2011 Azienda Agricola San Valentino Sangiovese di Romagna Superiore Riserva Terra di Covignano Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Sangiovese di Romagna
83 points
Purple ruby red.
Intense nose, complex and fine based on Wood and fruit: Vanilla and plum with alcohol.
Dry, alcoholic (16%!!) and rounded. Medium acidity and minerality. Tannins still alive. Wood evident at taste too, partially covering the fruit. Good body, but more alcohol than texture. Nice. Ais 85/89-2015
Red
2011 Azienda Agricola San Valentino Rubicone Mascarin Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Rubicone
87 points
Intense ruby red, consistent.
Intense, complex and fine at nose: Spicy: Coffee, black pepper, Vanilla and Ripe red fruits!!
Dry, high alcohol (15,5%), rounded. Good acidity and elegant tannins. Medium minerality. Nice fruit at taste and well balanced. AiS: 85/89-2015
Red
2007 Azienda Agricola San Valentino Rubicone Luna Nuova Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Rubicone
84 points
Full ruby red.
Intense, complex and fine at nose; Spices: coffe, liquorice, but also red fruits and a clear vegetal note.
Intense, persistent- and fine at taste.
Dry, alcoholic (15%), medium rounded. Good acidity and minerality. Tannic. Coherent hints of liquorice. More tannins than fruit.
Cab. Sauv. 60%, Merlot 30%; Cab. Franc 10%
Red
2004 Azienda Agricola San Valentino Syrah Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Rubicone
85 points
Intense, opaque Ruby red. Consistent.
Intense complex and fine at nose, with hints of coffee and red fruits.
At taste is dry, medium rounded, with a good acidity and minerality. Well balanced and with a nice body. Liquorice and black pepper. Intense and persistent. Less fruit when compared to 2011, but still a good chance to age.
LM: 84/2008
White - Sweet/Dessert
2000 Azienda Agricola San Valentino Rubicone Contesse Muschietti Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Rubicone
86 points
Topaz yellow.
Intense, fine and complex nose: Dattes, alcohol and dried fighs.
Sweet, but good acidity and minerality with an overall nice balance.
Intense, persistent and fine, with a long mineral finish.
AiS: 85/89-2015

Closing

In 2010 the producer converted to biodynamic. The tasting was the proof that a biological wine can be nice, correct and exempt of unpleasent smell.
A very intense fruit extraction is typical from San Valentino production. The reverse of the medal is a very high alcohol level.
The Trebbiano passito "Contesse Muschietti" is an outstanding new issue.

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