Ronchi, Brescia

Zenato

Alanera Rosso Veronese Corvina Blend 2016

Color of ruby and purple, quite clear. Nose of vanilla, spice, strawberry and cherry jam, plum, and a bit oak. Nose is smooth and soft. Taste is smooth and grassy, almost no tannins, some sweetness from berries and vanilla, rind like zest, a bit mineral note and pepper too. A bit too light and average (8.8). After sitting for a while, the wine does open up with more taste (9.0). — 13 days ago

Neil, Hermes and 8 others liked this

Bellavista

Alma Gran Cuvée Brut Franciacorta Sparkling Blend

Light and sophisticated lemony goodness. Just perfect — 22 days ago

Ca' del Bosco

Vintage Collection Brut Franciacorta Champagne Blend

Champagne method — 24 days ago

Romain, Josh and 1 other liked this

Ferghettina

Satén Franciacorta Brut Chardonnay

Lives up to the Saten description, smooth and a lighter sparkle. Crisp apple, barely ripe pear, and creamy on the palate. @ Massimo Camia — 5 days ago

Cà dei Frati

I Frati Lugana Turbiana 2018

Cheers, fantastic wine on a fantastic day. — 22 days ago

Tenuta Roveglia

Riserva Vigne di Catullo Lugana Trebbiano 2016

Ming L
9.1

My first Turbiana, or Trebbiano di Lugana but genetically a Verdicchio.
Nose of ripe stone fruits, lemon zest, wet stone, light white floral, and hint of almond. Medium to full body. Firm, vivid acidity provides good tension to the otherwise textured palate, finished with a medium mineral note.
This old vine riserva bottling is like a hybrid between Napa chard and Chablis. Will need to taste more Turbiana.
— a month ago

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Azienda Agricola Ronchi di Giancarlo Rocca

Ronchi Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2016

Absolutely lovely. So structured, yet so elegant. And a superb value, as always. — 14 days ago

Daniel, Aravind and 8 others liked this

Ronchi di Cialla

Colli Orientali del Friuli Schioppettino di Cialla 2009

Velvet, crushed rose petals, blackberries, pine with frost upon it. What a rockstar bouquet.

Wow. Right up my alley. Well balanced. Fruit forward, sure, but the emphasis here is that undercurrent spice kick of star anise, black peppercorn, and nutmeg. All the right feels here. A brush of acidity, and just the right dryness to make you lick your lips.
— 14 days ago

Neil, Josh and 7 others liked this

Azienda Agricola Ronchi di Giancarlo Rocca

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2016

This came out of the bottle strong on the nose and tight. But a quick decant and a bit of of time in the glass brought out the bright cherry and mineral. Hell of a wine, and value. — 10 days ago

Andrew, Anthony and 3 others liked this