Pavia, Lombardia

Castello di Stefanago

Macerato Provincia di Pavia Pinot Grigio 2020

First time for me with these guys
Label says Mischiabacche which means "mixing berries"; i assume there would be plenty of varieties, like a field blend
The wine is pleasant, it has pleanty of fruit and it drinks greatly. I am guessing this is an entry level wine which makes it very interesting
Quite long persistence
Producer to explore for sure from a very traditional wine terroir
Wine is made with grapes and nothing else
You make the wine in the vineyard they emphasise on the website
— 13 days ago

Severn, Daniel P. and 5 others liked this

Cantina Ar.Pe.Pe.

Il Pettirosso Terrazze Retiche di Sondrio Nebbiolo 2017

Lyle Fass
9.4

I love 2017 in Valtelinna. It’s like how Barolo was 30-50 years ago. A throwback vintage. Gorgeous and nimble nose of red fruits, tobacco leaf, gorgeous rose florals and stunning elegance. What an elegant nose. So pure. so lithe. so ethereal and pretty. Mid to early season cherries are the main fruit aromas here. So stunning. Palate is so juicy, lithe and elegant. My goodness this is such a pretty wine. Cleansing minerality and such freshness. Lithe and nimble tannins and such stunning purity. They masterfully handled this vintage. I’ll be back as it airs as this wine has 9 lives it changes so much. Long finish, nimble tannins and stunning fruit clarity. As this airs it gets even more fresh. The freshness here is just remarkable. — 19 days ago

Ely, Michael and 15 others liked this
Daniel Bloom

Daniel Bloom

@Lyle Fass The Pettirosso is always a joy!

Guido Berlucchi

'61 Brut Franciacorta Chardonnay Blend

Pale, lemon colour.
Medium (+) intense aromas of toast and lemon.
Palate is dry, high acid, medium alcohol (12.5% abv), with medium intense flavors of lemon, toast, and some tropical notes (pineapple, guava). The bubbles are velvety.
Medium length finish.
Yum!
— 9 days ago

Tenuta Belvedere

'La Coccinea' Croatina

2016. Earthy forest floor. Red berries. Forest herbs. Acidic. — 8 days ago

Alex liked this

Renato Motalli

Valgella Valtellina Superiore Nebbiolo 2016

Lyle Fass
9.3

Beautiful light color but such clarity. Nose is mega spice and old chestnut. Very complex and ethereal. Faint leather scents. Real fineness to the aromas and breadth. But air will help them more. Palate is wonderful with mid season and sour cherries but also needs to open up and flesh out. Really fine and delicate tannins that build with that earthy sweet fruit on the finish. This also has remarkable finesse. Nose gets sawdust and cigar tobacco now. Really wonderful silky texture and intense minerality on the finish. There is no shortage of brightness and energy here. I’ll be back as I know this will blossom. — 5 days ago

Aravind, ESF and 7 others liked this

Castello di Stefanago

Amic Frizz

Fun wine
Just a little fizz
100% riesling grapes
— 10 days ago

Byron, Bob and 3 others liked this

Sandro Fay

Ronco del Picchio Sforzato di Valtellina Nebbiolo 2016

Stu
9.3

Heaps better than the other one — 6 days ago

Paul, Eric and 4 others liked this

Andrea Picchioni

Rosso d'Asia Oltrepò Pavese Red Blend 2013

Damn. DAMN. Full-bodied, great structure and balance, multi-layered, mouth-coating, silky texture, polished tanins. These are the descriptors that sprung to mind while enjoying this wine. Generous dark fruit, spice, leather, and a bit of chocolate. Made from very obscure grapes. How could I not give this a perfect 10? 90% Croatina, 10% Uhgetta. 7/27/22. — 8 months ago

Cantina Ar.Pe.Pe.

Fiamme Antiche Inferno Valtellina Superiore Nebbiolo 2017

Lyle Fass
9.5

Another 2017 Arpepe winner. Stunning nose. Classic Nebbiolo. Stunning. Aromas of rose petals, tar, some earth, but dried earth, leather and just so deep and so good. Classic. Like MGM classic. Wow. Palate is a dream. Succulent and supple with just insane juiciness and balance. Pure. All red fruit and just perfect balance and sweetness. Sappy and long. And my goodness is this elegant. Maybe the most elegant non riserva I’ve had from ar pe pe. Genius wine. Utter beauty. — 12 days ago

Adriana, Ira and 8 others liked this

Nino Negri

Sfursat Valtellina Nebbiolo 2017

Old world colour and age meet youthful fruity flavors and a nose of amarone-inspired sun-dried berries and herbal undertones. Dried herbs on a velvety palate of fruit-driven delights. A lush mouthful of cherry and dried pomegranate marry crushed oregano. Sips lengthy and lovely with balanced bright acidity. Cheers for a memorable toast on a breezy summer’s eve. — 20 days ago

Eric, Paul and 1 other liked this