Fattoria Paradiso - Mito

Bertinoro (FC) - I

Tasted February 19, 2018 by quaglia with 114 views

Introduction

A vertical tasting of this important IGT, made in equal parts by Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc and Merlot, with a 1-2% of Shyraz.

We started from the more evoluted, complex, elegant vintages, to end up with the younger, still-to-get-balance recent vintages.

For the older vintages I indicated a 5* rating, rather than a numeric score.

Flight 1 (8 notes)

Red
1997 Fattoria Paradiso Mito Forlì IGT Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Forlì IGT
Vintage overall good, a bit hot summer.
Vivid garnet red.
Very clean at nose: tertiary hints of leather and tobacco. Sandalwood and a distinct GINGER, but also dried fruits and flowers and sweet spices.
Dry, with a incredible integrity, after 21 years. Good acidity, a nice fruit and medium persistence. A bit astringent ending. ****-
Red
1999 Fattoria Paradiso Mito Forlì IGT Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Forlì IGT
Hot vintage, with scarce rain.
Garnet red, cloudy.
Intense and complex at nose: red berries and myrtle; liquorice and balsamic hints of mint and eucalyptus. Fur.
Dry, good acidity, with a powerful fruit and integrated tannins. Nice body. Clean ending. ****
Red
2001 Fattoria Paradiso Mito Forlì IGT Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Forlì IGT
One of the best vintages of the millenium.
Vivid garnet red.
Intense and complex, rich at nose. Ripe red and black fruits: plums and wild cherries. Spicy: Tobacco and coffee. Vegetal hints: bark. Liquorice. Balsamic.
Dry, well balanced, with a long persistance and fruit, well supported by acidity and tannins. More rich and powerful than rounded. ****1/2
Red
2004 Fattoria Paradiso Mito Forlì IGT Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Forlì IGT
Good vintage
Very nice at nose, black berries and coffee powder. A sharper vegetal note: leaves, roots. Same balsamic background.
Dry, with an alive tannin and a nice fruit. A bit astringent and less classy, balanced and persistent than 2001. ****-
Red
2006 Fattoria Paradiso Mito Forlì IGT Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Forlì IGT
One of the best vintages of the new millenium.
Vivid and intense ruby red.
Elegant and intense at nose: cooked red fruit (plum, currant). Liquorice and menthol. A light hint of white pepper.
Full mouth, with a ripe fruit and a lively freshness. Alive tannins. Already fully enjoyable, still to get full balance. Medium persistence. ****-
Red
2007 Fattoria Paradiso Mito Forlì IGT Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Forlì IGT
Difficult and rainy season.
Intense ruby colour.
Less complex at nose, with a earthy note. Same varietal notes.
Lighter body and more simple wine, the tannins becoming too important. Will not get much better with time.
***
Red
2010 Fattoria Paradiso Mito Forlì IGT Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Forlì IGT
85 points
Another difficult vintage, with a lot of rain.
Full ruby red.
At nose a more evident vegetal component (grass, geranium leaves) and black fruits.
Better at taste, with a full sip of chewy, juicy fruit. Good acidity and a tannic, not unpleasent, ending.
Red
2012 Fattoria Paradiso Mito Forlì IGT Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Forlì IGT
84 points
Difficult vintage.
Ruby red. Shy, closed at nose, with varietal notes of chewy fruit and vegetal hints.
At taste, a nice crisp chewy, juicy cherry emerging in a medium body.
Acidity and alcohol prevailing on fruit. Still young, shlould be better, despite the ugly season.

Closing

The common feature of the 8 vintages we had the opportunity to taste, is acidity, permitting, and promising, a long life to this wine.
The taste is more driven by strenght and power, than elegance and roundness. Anyway a great wine, also in very difficult vintages, with a surprising longevity, especially for Romagna's wines

© 2003-21 CellarTracker! LLC.

Report a Problem

Close