Opens with full pear, tangerine and flower aromas, which are backed by basic apple and melon flavors. It’s a fairly plump, heavy wine in terms of mouthfeel, yet it finishes a touch hollow. Still, it’s flavorful and true throughout.
There’s a distinctive aromatic element to this single-vineyard wine that resembles dried sweet herb or basil followed by generous tones of sweet berry fruit, toasted nuts and vanilla. Made from the hearty Montepulciano grape, the wine sees 11 months of wood aging (in both larger casks and smaller barrique) that help render flavors of exotic spice and cigar box…
There are only a few pockets of vineyard land in Italy with the correct levels of fog or moisture for noble rot (botrytis) and the Marche is one of them. But 2003 was a sweltering hot year and as a result this Sauvignon-based dessert wine lacks its characteristic intensity. You do get apricot, peach and honey over the wine’s lean consistency and there’s a slightly…
Golden Delicious apple, pear, stone fruit and melon characterize the nose of this thick and luscious Verdicchio. The well-priced wine has pretty aromas and the structure necessary to pair with fish or white meat. It ends on a bright crisp note and offers deep fruity flavors.
Lacrima is a native red grape variety found in central Italy. It delivers a dark, rich ruby color, with aromas of sweet forest berry, violet, cassis and a touch of cinnamon spice. It has generous floral aromas that almost recall Pinot Noir, and an easy finish.
Matured only in stainless steel, this is a fresh and citrusy wine with aromas of lavender honey, cut grass and almond paste. There’s a sour note on the finish that offsets an otherwise pretty picture.
This is a well-integrated wine with a good balance between acidity and fruit. Aromas include sandalwood, black berry, polished mineral and lingering menthol nuances. It is firm and solid in the mouth.