Fattoria Paradiso (Bertinoro - FC)

Bertinoro (FC) - I

Tasted May 15, 2017 by quaglia with 215 views

Introduction

We were hosted by Graziella Pezzi, daughter of famous revolutionary wine maker Mario Pezzi, for a giuded tour of their cellar and a vertical tasting of Vigna delle Lepri e Barbarossa

Flight 1 - Vigna delle Lepri (4 notes)

Sangiovese Cru

Red
1996 Fattoria Paradiso Sangiovese di Romagna Riserva Superiore Vigna delle Lepri Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Sangiovese di Romagna
Bright garnet red, with orange rim. Consistent, viscous.
Medium intensity at nose, but complex and fine: Dried mushrooms, black fruit jam, dried plums. Alcohol.
Dry, with a medium acidity and a vigorous tannin. Overall balanced, with a nice body still alive. Good minerality. Vegetal closing. ****
Red
1994 Fattoria Paradiso Sangiovese di Romagna Riserva Superiore Vigna delle Lepri Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Sangiovese di Romagna
Garnet red.
More tertiary hints tahn fruit at nose (corniola), Coffee, humus and mushrooms.
At taste widening with minerality and acidity and a living tannin. ***1/2
Red
1991 Fattoria Paradiso Sangiovese di Romagna Riserva Superiore Vigna delle Lepri Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Sangiovese di Romagna
Tamarind colour.
Oxydized. Hints of dried plums and green wood. Syrup.
Acidity going down and minerality + tannins becoming more evident. Still overall balanced. **1/2
Red
1990 Fattoria Paradiso Sangiovese di Romagna Riserva Superiore Vigna delle Lepri Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Sangiovese di Romagna
Garnet red.
Very fine and complex tertiary nose: milk chocolate and tobacco. Humus and undergrowth. Coffee.
Dry, alcoholic. Well balanced, with a surviving acidity, a living tannin and vivid minerality. Great Vintage.
Closing with chocolate notes. ****1/2
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Flight 2 - Barbarossa (4 notes)

Barbarossa is a very rare variety, at this time only present at Fattoria Paradiso.

Red
2003 Fattoria Paradiso Barbarossa Riserva Cru Vigna del Dosso Forlì IGT Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Forlì IGT
87 points
Nice compact ruby red, consistent.
Very fine and complex at nose: geranium and a juicy ripe black cherry. Some spice hints (tobacco), rubharb. Young tannins.
Nice structure and great body: acidity and minerality well balanced by a good alcohol and smoothness.
Closing with a young fruit, a bit astringent. ****
Red
1996 Fattoria Paradiso Barbarossa Vino da Tavola Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Vino da Tavola
Garnet red. A bit reduced, takes some time to open.
Intense and complex at nose: with fruity, spices and tertiary notes: fruit in alcohol, black pepper, balsamic herbs, coffee and a "bloody", ematic note.
Very well balanced, between fruit and acidity, with an elegant, silky tannin. Mineral ending. ****1/2
Red
1994 Fattoria Paradiso Barbarossa Vino da Tavola Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Vino da Tavola
Brick red.
Oxydized: dried flowers, liquorice and caramel plums at nose.
Fading acidity, resukting in a enhaced alcoholic note. **
Red
1989 Fattoria Paradiso Barbarossa Vino da Tavola Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Vino da Tavola
Garnet/brick red.
Complex, tertiary nose, with hints of cocoa powder and humus, soil.
Vivid tannin and a nice acidity and minerality, still give a long living life.
Lacking some fruit, still a bit harsh. ***1/2

Closing

Barbarossa showed an incredible potentiality to age. But we tasted also a 2016: at the same time aromatic of blackcurrant and coffee, with a nice fruit at taste. Very interesting.
The best issue was the different evolution with time of Sangiovese and Barbarossa.

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