Ronchi Di Cialla

Ronchi di Cialla

Colli Orientali del Friuli Schioppettino di Cialla 2016

A new tasting experience on several levels. Had never heard of or tasted this grape varietal, Schioppettino. I was looking for a lighter red off the menu at Settimo, Guy Grossi’s new Brisbane venture. Chosen purely because of its location in Friuli ie. cooler climate. The Somm was in the dark but the wine ended up being a revelation. Red cherry and cranberry - intense white pepper on nose and palate. Dried red florals. Love this style. Will be on the lookout for this Cuvée in the future. — 4 days ago

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Jamie Lauder

Jamie Lauder

North east Italy is a hidden gem for wines.
Right up against the Dolmite Mountains, warm days, cool nights.
Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Trentino-Alto Adige really deliver.
Foradori, Franz Haas and Alois Lageder
are producers I look for.
Bob McDonald

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Totally agree Jamie. I generally love cooler climate wines. In Italy the Valle d’Aosta is another example next to the Swiss Alps in the north west.
Jamie Lauder

Jamie Lauder

Pinot Nero…(Pinot Noir) .. from Lombardy will impress you.

Azienda Agricola Ronchi di Giancarlo Rocca

Barbaresco Nebbiolo

Light hint of nice smoke on the nose otherwise not much else. But the flavor was really nice with vanilla, black cherry.. and a long finish of white pepper. — 2 months ago

Albino Rocca

Ronchi Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2014

lovely barbaresco… enjoyed with a bolognese. — 6 months ago

Azienda Perusini

Ronchi di Gramogliano Friuli Colli Orientali Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso 2017

Superb nose of red berries, leather, quince and some herbal notes. The palate is very well made with a great acid drive, some red berries notes all along, some width but it's rather light and smooth on the mouthfeel. There are some tannins in the rear, a bit dusty and drying and a long fruity and fresh finish that lingers for quite some time. I had never heard about refrosco before and I read that it's pretty confidential. I will make sure to dig into it some more! — a month ago

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Love this varietal - find it all over NE Italy
Daniel M

Daniel M

@ESF thank you for the note! Will need to do some more digging then 😁

Umani Ronchi

Jorio Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

In Charles City Iowa for Jim mom’s burial. Enjoying family and old friends. — a month ago

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Umani Ronchi

Podere Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

Rich, complex, great value — 3 months ago

Umani Ronchi

Vellodoro Terre di Chieti Pecorino 2022

Pale lemon color.
Aromas of citrus, mineral.
Dry. Flavors of lime, kiwi, pear, gooseberry, soft minerality. Lots of green fruit notes.

Intensity: 3/5
Complexity: 1/5
Balance: 5/5
Finish: 4/5
— a month ago

Ronchi di Cialla

Ciallabianco Colli Orientali del Friuli-Cialla Ribolla Gialla Blend 2017

Really interesting and unusual. Earthy sort of, but mostly has an unusual fruit taste. A bit tangy, a bit bitter, and quite complex. — 2 months ago

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