Paolo Francesconi - Faenza

Faenza - Italy

Tasted March 11, 2017 by quaglia with 131 views

Introduction

We paid a visit to this independent wine producer, located at the foothills of Faenza region.
Biological agriculture.

Flight 1 (6 notes)

White
2015 Paolo Francesconi Albana Vite in fiore Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Vino da Tavola
83 points
No skin contact. Soft pressure (with feet on a wooden holed table).
Old gold, with a nice consistency,
Medium intensity and complexity, fine at nose: ripe apricots.
Dry and rounded; high acidity and minerality. A bit of dry tannins showing up.
Intense, persistent and fine.
A correct wine, with a evident acidity, but an overall balance. Low fruit.
AiS: 80/84 2017
White
2015 Paolo Francesconi Arcaica Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Vino da Tavola
85 points
Fermented on skin (60 days)
Antique Golden Yellow, topaz. Consistent.
Intense, complex and fine at nose: Honey, ripe fruits: apricot and dates. Caramel and mineral hints.
Dry and rounded. High acidity and good minerality.
Intense, persistent and fine
Nice body and structure, well balanced.
Ais: 85/88 2017
Red
2015 Paolo Francesconi Sangiovese di Romagna Superiore Limbecca Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Sangiovese di Romagna
86 points
Purple red, with a dark pink rim. Young.
Intense, complex and fine: violet and red fruits. Very nice.
Dry and rounded. Good acidity, medium minerality. Alive, but gentle tannins.
Intense, persistent and fine.
Nice body and fleshy fruit at taste, also if very young. Complex and with a nice, good structure.
Glass plug
Red
2015 Paolo Francesconi Sangiovese di Romagna Superiore Limbecca Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Sangiovese di Romagna
85 points
Ruby red, with purple rim.
More evoluted at nose: candy fruits.
Intense and rounded, with some wood tannins still to tame.
Normal cork
Red
2012 Paolo Francesconi Sangiovese di Romagna Riserva Le Iadi Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Sangiovese di Romagna
88 points
Intense ruby red.
Intense, complex and fine at nose: ripe red fruits and a sweet spices background (Vanilla).
Dry, alcoholic and rounded. Good acidity. Smooth tannins, also if still a bit dusty.
Intense and fine at taste: great fruit , with a very long persistence.
Wooden note still a bit too intense. AiS: 89/90 2017
12 months barriques ageing.
Red
2013 Paolo Francesconi Impavido Ravenna IGT Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Ravenna IGT
86 points
Purple red, low transparent.
Intense, complex and fine at nose: ripe red fruits and rose flowers.
Dry, rounded. Good acidity and minerality. Intense, persistent and fine.
Nice fruit at taste, but not very complex. Elegant, but simple, charming and easy at the same time.

Closing

Acidity is the main evident feature, together with the great "sincerity" and personal imprint gave by Paolo to his wines.
We had also an experiment: a 2015 Limbecca served blind: same vintage, different cork: glass and classic. In just 1 year, the difference is evident, with the glass plug showing a younger, more promising wine to the more evoluted classic cork.

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