Excellences from Italy

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Tasted October 20, 2018 by quaglia with 140 views

Introduction

Tasting notes from 2019 Vitae excellences.

Flight 1 - Whites (10 notes)

White
2016 Fiorano (Boncompagni Ludovisi) Bianco Vino da Tavola Italy, Latium, Vino da Tavola
86 points
Light golden yellow.
Intense at nose, with plenty of yellow flowers and ripe fruits.
Alcoholic, but well balanced, with a good acidity and minerality. Persistent alcohol .
White
2016 Cantina Roccafiore Grechetto Todi Superiore fiorfiore Italy, Umbria, Todi Superiore
87 points
Brilliant golden yellow.
Floreal and mineral, both at nose and taste, but with a sweety note in aftertaste. Alcoholic, with a long mineral persistence, a bit too powerful.
White
2016 Maison Anselmet Chardonnay Valle d'Aosta Main et Cœur Italy, Valle d'Aosta
90 points
Golden yellow, brilliant.
Extremely rich and fine at nose, with plenty of yellow fruit. A touch of wood.
Deep, rich, variegated at taste, very well balanced witha a good acidity and a refreshing minerality. Nice!!!
White
2015 Tenuta Roveglia Lugana Vigne di Catullo Riserva Italy, Lombardia / Veneto, Lugana
90 points
Brilliant gold.
Rich and fine at nose, with a flowery imprint.
Very nice at taste, vertical and straight. Very refreshing acidity and minerality.
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White
2014 Azienda Agricola Valentini Trebbiano d'Abruzzo Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo
Brilliant straw yellow.
Ripe fruits at nose.
A lot of extraction. Dry, mineral, but oxidized on skins.
Simply not my style.
White - Sparkling
2007 La Scolca Gavi Brut Millesimato D'Antan Italy, Piedmont, Gavi
88 points
Golden yellow, with fine perlage.
Fine and complex at nose: walnuts, butter and notes of dried fruits.
Dry and well balanced.
White
2017 Capichera Vermentino di Gallura Vign' Angena Italy, Sardinia, Vermentino di Gallura DOCG
84 points
Golden yellow.
Nice full body, but not balanced, due to an overwhelming minerality
White
2017 Nicola Bergaglio Gavi di Gavi Minaia Italy, Piedmont, Gavi
85 points
Brilliant.
Some yellow fruits both at nose and taste, but unbalanced for a strong minerality.
White
2016 Azienda Agricola Bruna Riviera Ligure di Ponente "U Baccan" Italy, Liguria, Riviera Ligure di Ponente
85 points
Light brilliant gold
Floreal, with a long mineral ending.
White
2017 Giovanni Almondo Roero Arneis Le Rive del Bricco delle Ciliegie Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Roero
86 points
Brilliant gold.
fruity and mineral, Nice balance, lacking a bit of body.

Flight 2 - Reds (5 notes)

Red
2016 Madrevite Colli del Trasimeno C'OSA Italy, Umbria, Colli del Trasimeno
85 points
Garnet red.
Nicely spiced at nose (Tobacco) and with chewy red fruits.
Red
2014 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cerretta Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo
88 points
Intense ruby red.
Very complex and fine at nose: spices: Tobacco, leather. Ripe red fruits both at nose and taste.
Red
2014 G.D. Vajra Barolo Bricco delle Viole Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo
87 points
Fresh and mineral. Nicely fruited.
Some brine notes at nose. Young
Red
2014 Ferrando Carema White Label (Etichetta Bianca) Italy, Piedmont, Northern Piedmont, Carema
mainly floreal at nose: dried roses.
Powerful and "strange" to my palate.
Still to find its equilibrium...some "chemistry" notes
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Red
2014 Palari Faro Italy, Sicily, Faro
88 points
Nice ruby red.
Both spices and red fruits at nose.
Still fruity at taste. Dry. Nice
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