Italian Wine Professional.
Malvasia Bianco. Pre-phylloxera vineyards in old crater in Lipari. Pumice, ash and sand soil. Great example of a volcanic wine and minerality. Complex yet quaffable, aromatic herbs, slight honey and smoky notes. Very intriguing wine! — a year ago
Funky, Burgundian-esque version of Schioppettino. White pepper. Organic vineyard surrounded mostly by forest. Fantastic unique northern Italian red wine. — 8 months ago
80% Nerello Mascalese, 20% Nerello Cappuccio. Spontaneous fermentation with indigenous volcanic yeast. Aged 48 months in steel, 12 months in oak and 12 in bottle. Old vines. 750m above sea level. Sandy, mineral porous soil. Great aroma, long finish, nice funk factor. Wonderful Etna wine! Still a bit tight, will improve over the next 5+ years. — a year ago
Beautiful, aromatic Barbera from Rocche di Castiglione Falleto. Jammy, concentrated, blue fruit with great acidity despite being a hot year. Sandy, calcareous soil. French oak. 3 months in new oak. Paired excellent with braised lamb shanks, rice and roasted broccoli. — a year ago
Treiso zone of Barbaresco. White marl, clay-calcareous alternated with sand. Southeast exposure. Aged in large oaks, stainless steel and concrete vats for 1.5 years after harvest. Such an elegant Barbera, extremely aromatic boutique of rose, herbs and spices. Beautiful acidity balanced by a plum jammy finish. Delicious! — a year ago
26 year old Felsina that is still kicking. Great acidity. Notes of eucalyptus, stewed tomatoes, clay pot, dust cellar. Short-medium length of finish. — a year ago
Excellent Champagne! Reminds me of lemon pastries from the Amalfi coast, almonds, crisp apple, fragrant white flowers. Absolute perfect pairing with sushi. — a year ago