Very good, elegant and transparent with nuanced aromas of red cherries, wild strawberries, tomato juice, dried herbs, roses and tar.
Fresh bite with a nice tannic grip, confirming lenght on the palate with a good interplay of fruit intensity on a savoury canvas.
A bit shy at first, give it at least an hour in the decanter and you’ll be luckily rewarded. — 3 days ago
2017 Le Ragnaie Bianco, 50/50 Trebbiano/Malvasia, a macerated white from Montalcino, not your everyday encounter so to say. Wonderful deep golden hue. Very interesting, complex and playful nose with yellow apples, orange zest, orange candy, honey, white flowers, marzipan and minerals. Fresh backbone on the palate with a tactile sensation on the mid palate that is framed by a good fruit intensity through a solid finish. Perfect interpretation of a creative and playful with the fundamentals within the frame and without going bananas. — a month ago
The single vineyard Calvarino is a bargain, well worth every penny. Candied lemon, stone fruit, very floral with blossom and elderflower and a stony background. Fresh acidity with good fruit intensity, strong mid palate and a salty finish. — 2 months ago
Very good quality wine with a good balance between ripe fruit and fresh acidity, and a stony minerality. soft and approachable, yet present tannins frames the fruit nicely. Good concentration, moderate complexity and a solid lenght. — 3 months ago
The Ottantadue from Il Carnasciale. The absolute purest form of Sangiovese, yet it feels so unique. A charming act of red cherries, strawberries caught in a midway of crunchy and that perfect fruit ripeness, florals and a bunch of fresh herbs with a fresh salty breeze and a solid portion of crushed stones that is flirting in the background. Caressing but vibrant fruit profile on the palate with a fresh spine and a slight tannic grip that is working togheter throughout the finish.
An inviting and forward wine yet with plenty of complexity and with the producers signature gravelly identity still intact.
Serve slightly chilled and pair it with fresh pasta with roasted vegetables, dressed with lemon zest, garlic and some top shelf olive oil or whatever makes your Tuscan summer bell ring.
A very welcoming addition and great contrast to the more “meditating” Caberlots in the producers portfolio. — 20 days ago
Delicious, the 2020 Edition of En Rama from Tio Pepe, a summer staple, Bruised apples, lemon, chalk and wet stones is accompanying the tell tale aromas of bread dough, almonds and sour dough. Lovely salty core on the palate with a long finish and a second atack from behind. Paired with a fistful of marcona almonds, no more, no less. — a month ago
The only wine made from Montepeloso in 2017, all the top fruit was used for the level A Quo and with a triumphing result and plenty of revenue for a modest investment. Ripe yet fresh red and black fruit with an underlying freshness, floral aromas and a dimensional complexity brought by toast, spice, warm rocks and a savory meatiness. Expanding fruit on the palate in casing of fresh acidity and a solid yet soft grip from the ripe tannins. Offensive yet integrated alcohol and balanced act throughout the finish. Quite unusual blend 30% Montepulciano, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20 %Sangiovese, 10% Marselan, 10% Alicante — 3 months ago
The Miscelone from Le Ragnaie is a playful interpretation of a quaffable wine with its integrity intact and a great contrast to our preeminent Brunello producers top range. Sun drenched strawberries, raspberries, orange, fresh herbs, pepper and a garden full of flowers with a savoury almost creamy base note. Fresh acidity on the palate with round edges and a smooth flow across the fruitful palate. Only 12% alcohol so even a lightweight as myself can easily drench the bottle. �Pair it with your Mediterranean salad of choice, grilled vegetables or whatever suits your summer diet. Have your friends nearby and warm summer afternoon that is turning to evening and you’ll be a happy camper. Will be equally pleasurable for both the wine aficionado as the wine hipster.
30% Sangiovese - 20% Trebbiano - 15% Canaiolo - 15% Colorino - 15% Malvasia - 5% Albana. Co-picked and co-fermented red and white grapes, both destemmed and whole clusters, semi carbonic maceration, short elevage and bottled with low sulfur. — 21 days ago
Revisiting my dear friend 2016 Petruccino from Podere Forte and she’s drop dead gorgeous as always.
Very inviting at first with perfectly ripe round edged fruit profile but with plenty of energy, red and black cherries, licorice, opening up with dried spice, tobacco and its Tuscan gravelyness with time in the glass. Long act on the palate, driven by its fresh acidity and almost powdery tannins that walks the intense fruit profile across the palate. Remarkable integration of the 14.5% alcohol. So convincing already yet with structure for further — 2 months ago
Fabrizio Iulli Rossore a Barbera masterpiece. 21-28 days maceration and 24 months maturation in large casks. Impressive fruit concentration in high def resolution, ripe but very vibrant red fruit that is flirting some black fruit followed by herbs, high toned floral lift and a rocky savouriness. A piercing acidity is directing the palate and is balanced by the round fruit with a slight gum gripping tannic grip. Graceful walk with plenty of impact. — 3 months ago