Basilicata, Italy

Battifarano

Le Paglie Matera Greco


Dazu: Orecchiette - Ceci Neri - Cime di Rapa - Ofentomate
— 4 days ago

Borgo Savaian

Aransat L.A 19 Orange Pinot Grigio Sauvignon 2020

So fragrant! Opened up with a soft, peach scent and moved into orange blossom and honey. Creamsicle nose! But upon tasting I get butterscotch and salty sea air and an almost manzanilla sherry- level dryness.
Savory, complex, and thirst-quenching all at the same time. It’s just what I needed on a late summer evening on the balcony with a warm, breezy sunset.
— 15 days ago

Paul, Josh and 1 other liked this

Le Piane

Vino Bianco 2018

This is Erbaluce. Crisp and fresh. Some hints of honeyed fruit. Minerally. — 13 hours ago

Adam, Lyle and 6 others liked this

Musto Carmelitano

Pian del Moro Aglianico del Vulture 2015

Jeremy Shanker
9.0

Nice pop ‘n pour Aglianico. — 13 days ago

Aravind, Ceccherini and 7 others liked this

Grifalco di Lucania

Bosco Del Falco Aglianico del Vulture 2017

Soft on the palate, really opens up on the finish. Volcanic minerality with underlying fruit. — a month ago

Lunarossa

Quartara Giffoni Valle Piana Colli di Salerno Fiano 2017

Damn. Amazing.

Nose is concentrated. You can feel the intensity of skin contact but it’s not irritating. Green apple. Mineral.

Palate is gorgeous green apple. Mineral. Lemon. Amazing. Gorgeous aromatics.

Bought from fass selections.
— 14 days ago

Aravind, Josh and 4 others liked this

Azienda Agricola Valentini

Trebbiano d'Abruzzo 2009

Finesse, delicacy, complexity and focus
Quince, cedar and thyme tea
White pepper, almond spread and white choc
A field of flowers(mainly yellow)
Lemon curds, dill, breadcrumbs and more and more
Seaweed and strongly marine
Whispered rather than shouted class
Every swirl is a discovery, a subtle win of aromas
Toffees and cappuccino coming out of the glass with the rising temperature
It goes without saying the fun
So long aftertaste
12% in alcohol
This is the gotha of the Italian white wines
Still decades ahead i am sure
It could easily rank a Grand Cru status
Grab it if you can..and then age it
— 3 days ago

barak heller, Wil and 9 others liked this

SCEG

Aglianico del Vulture 2018

Dark spices, tobacco and leather, and a nice mix of blueberry and blackberry. — a month ago

Grifalco di Lucania

Aglianico del Vulture 2019

I am a biased Aglianico rooter, so be forewarned: it’s that feral, vulcaníc ferocity, slipped into a resolutely medium to medium/ light body that is so inviting. Strong tannic grip under every blackberry & black currant sip. If anything, a poor man’s Barolo at 18/19$. — a month ago

Owen Mazon
with Owen
Andrew, Alex and 8 others liked this

Argiolas

Turriga Isola dei Nuraghi Red Blend 2016

Okay folks!!!! Here it is. Finally a wine that makes me go WOW!! 2016 Argiolas Turriga isola dei nuraghi blend. Italy has proven to me that they have skills! Of course, I’ve always known this. I’ve never found a great Italian wine that I have loved until now. This wine has something so different about it from the beginning. The bouquet I am having trouble defining, but I think it’s Passionfruit and licorice. The palate is immediately exploded with dark cherry, elderberry, and leather..  The earth tones are fantastic. Absolutely no bitter taste at all. Buttery on the texture. Mild spice. Graphite. Fantastic buttery and velvety finish. Very dry. This wine is almost 4 dimensional. OMG, give me more!!!!!! — 4 days ago

Raul, Andrew and 12 others liked this
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