Azienda Agricola Ciro Biondi

Azienda Agricola Ciro Biondi

Contrada Ronzini Pianta Etna White Blend 2016

This is a stunning single vineyard Etna Bianco, Biondi’s grand cru white, a blend of primarily Carricante, that clearly shows the potential of Etna Bianco in the right hands. Salty, faintly floral, deep golden in the glass, a mineral and acid wash spread over the palate. Yellow flowers, quince hay and some pine needles are the primary aromatics. Palate is saltwater taffy; lemon curd, and some pear. Deep and luscious and so long. Subtle oxidation and oak. I think it would be fascinating to hold this for 10 more years, I’m sure it would develop well and I don’t think it would be anywhere near tired. — a month ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Awesome, love me some Carricante! Never had a higher-end one yet.

Ciro Picariello

Brut Contadino Fiano

brioche, mineral — a month ago

Ciro Picariello

Ciro 906 Fiano di Avellino

Great fruit/mineral combo, very lively. — 11 days ago

Ciro Picariello

Fiano di Avellino

K J
9.4

Salty and fruity. Perfect with smoked tomatoes — 14 days ago

S. Biondi

Contrada San Nicolo' Etna Rosso

Great wine. Like a burgundy with its balance. — a month ago

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Ciro Picariello

BruEmm Campania Falanghina

Ripe but subtle stone fruit, soft florals and salinity. — 15 days ago

Tenuta Greppo (Biondi-Santi)

Rosso di Montalcino Sangiovese 2010

I liked it quite a bit because the fruit held up ok, and the body was full. The age came through. I’ll let Eli comment for himself as he had thoughts. — 4 days ago

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Eli Barton

I thought the acidity was still pretty present, and the tannins were white pronounced, but for me the age was apparent on the taste and increased over time. I was hoping it would burn off a bit with decanting but didn’t seem to. Still, it held together nicely.
8.9

Ciro Picariello

Irpinia Fiano 2019

This was very good fiano, refreshing with nice floral, yellow orchard fruit and tropical notes, nutty and a little honeyed. Also you get to see my extremely janky storage method for leftover wine when my .375ml bottles get thrown away — 2 months ago

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Severn Goodwin

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LOL! (janky storage)
Jason Keefer

Jason Keefer

I was thinking it was some random way to concentrate the nose or something!