Liguria, Italy

Punta Crena

Colline Savonesi Lumassina 2019

Lumassina from Liguria. 11%. A hint of effervescence, tropical fruit, bright and snappy. Kermit Lynch. Summer pounder. — 19 days ago

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Portofino Rosé Ciliegiolo 2020

Beautiful deep rose- floral and nice — 18 days ago


L'Antico Portofino Çimixà 2017

This is a wine of intense subtlety. Deep golden color and tight, but medium acidity. The notes are complex and many, but they are not obvious. Starts with strong saline and brine. Then moves to mineral and stone, with underlying green apple, slight zest, and some minimal tropical notes. It packs a punch and requires a long time on the palate to fully open up and appreciate.

Jill says it tastes like lake water, but I disagree.
— a month ago

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with Jillian


Ü Pastine Portofino Bianchetta Genovese 2020

I find this more interesting than enjoyable. Quite a savory and tense wine, in a way that perhaps “gives” less than I hoped. Floral and a bit minerally. Restrained. Clearly well made. — a month ago

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Azienda Agricola Claudio Vio

Runcu Brüjau Red Blend 2020

Really interesting and complex. Strawberry jam, black cherry, coffee and a nice brineyness. Nice acidity and balanced tannins. — 23 days ago

I Vigneri di Salvo Foti

Aurora Carricante 2020

Clover, honey, lime pith, minerals. Outrageously beautiful. Somewhere between Chablis and Mosel Riesling — 3 days ago

Josh, Eddie and 2 others liked this

Punta Crena

Cruvin Colline Savonesi Crovino 2016

The fox caught my eye 🦊

Fruit, spice, and took me a minute to identify, but cedar!

Spicy! Tannins and acid, but needs a bit more fruit.

Apparently the story is that foxes sneak a few grapes from the vines when they get a chance…
— a month ago

Severn, Ron and 3 others liked this

Azienda Agricola Bruna

Le Russeghine Riviera Ligure di Ponente Pigato

The Bruna winery is situated in the Ligurian hills, in the hamlet Ranzo di Borgo, land inwards from the coast from Alassio & Albenga, called the Riviera Ligure di Ponente. This 100% Pigato, is made from a selection of grapes from the old vineyard ‘Le Russeghine’. This Pigato is a minerally, very fresh white wine with lots of white fruit, apple, pear, some peach, fine herbs and a long finish. — 25 days ago

Peter and Anthony liked this

Cantina del Signore

Metodo Classico Millesimato Extra Brut Rose 2018

2018; Sparkling Nebbiolo (Spanna). The new vintage landed in our cellar quite some time ago, just getting around to tasting this evening.

What a fantastic color, nothing else like this in Italy.

See notes from my numerous posts on prior vintages, mostly consistent but strawberry notes are quite prominent on the palate for this vintage. Just lovely. 92-93
— 11 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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Interesting. I don’t see too many Sparkling Reds outside of Australia.
Severn Goodwin

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@Bob McDonald Not red like sparkling Shiraz, but good copper/salmon color, a bit darker than prior vintages though
Bob McDonald

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Ok. Thanks for the clarification. More like a sparkling Rose it seems.