Terre Di Poggio

Azienda Vinicola Poggio

Caespes Colli Tortonesi Terre di Libarna Timorasso

15 YO vines. Alpine-esque in nature. Crisp and bright. I’m told it’s age worthy tho... — 2 days ago

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Umani Ronchi

Vellodoro Terre di Chieti Pecorino 2018

This wine of the Pecorino grape displays a light floral note on the nose, but the show is its minerality. Citrus aromas even take a back seat to the smell of wet driveway. On the palate, lemon, lime and almonds play a bigger role amidst a ripping acidity. Stick a bottle aside for when warm-weather foods take over.
— 17 days ago

P, Jonathan and 6 others liked this

Arianna Occhipinti

SP68 Terre Siciliane Nero d'Avola Frappato 2016

Cherry red in colour. Notes of nettle, leather, old red cherries and cow yard. Smelly but tolerable - like a lot of naturally made wines. Occhipintis other venture COS - she is the O - keep the winemaking as natural as possible shunning chemical treatments in the vineyard (they are biodynamic) and shunning cultured yeasts in the winery. The red wines are bottled unfiltered. Ultra savoury and rustic. A blend of two Sicilian varieties Nero d’Avola and Frappato. Very tasty but not for long cellaring. My daughter who lives in Copenhagen loves natural wine and is surrounded by it in that city. For me it is the occasional indulgence. — 10 days ago

Iwan, David and 12 others liked this

Tami'

Terre Siciliane Nero d'Avola 2016

Sharp, acidic, solid fruit, much less round than anticipated and lovely. Spicy. — 5 days ago

Ca'Del Bosco

Cuvée Prestige Brut White Blend

David T
9.0

Since it is Friday Pizza Night, I thought we would relive our visit (5/15) & retry Ca’ del Bosco. I needed to see if it held up to our memory of tasting there. As well as, our visit there was prior to my heavy fixation on Champagne. And, it still does not disappoint.

The nose reveals; lemon extract, lime zest, ripe pineapple, white peach, touch of apricots and ripe tropical melons, slivered almonds, caramel notes, vanilla, honey notes, candle wax, delicate, grey, volcanic minerals, soft, chalkiness with yellow lilies set in a field of spring flowers.

The mouthfeel is heavy, rich, crisp and waxy. Softer, more delicate micro bubbles. Waxy/oily & a touch sour lemons, lime zest, ripe pineapple, white peach, touch of apricots and ripe tropical melons, slivered almonds, caramel notes, vanilla, honey notes, candle wax, delicate, very light white spice, grey, volcanic minerals, soft, chalkiness with yellow lilies & fruit blossoms set in a field of spring flowers. The acidity is round, phat and lively. The rich, lush, well balanced finish is delicious and persists nicely for minutes.

Photos of; Ca’ de Bosco entrance, their red velvet tasting salon, caves, and the bridge over their man made lake you walk from the parking lot to get to the property.

This was not available locally & had to ship it from the East coast to relive our memories.

While this states it is in Lombardy, the region is called Franciacorta. It is Italy’s Sparkling Wine region or its Champagne equivalent. There are two beautiful lakes near by, Iseo (which is where we stayed) as it’s closer to Franciacorta and less touristy than the more visited Lake Garda. Lake Garda is huge and extremely crowded during high season.
— 14 days ago

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David T

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@MaJ CappS Cheers & thank you! 🍾🥂
Sofia Jalilie

Sofia Jalilie

After the tasting there, we had a lovely lunch at a nearby one star Michelin restaurant. Pasta, salad and way too many bread sticks.
Sharon B

Sharon B

Sounds delicious!

Ferghettina

Franciacorta Brut Chardonnay Blend

Very good! I liked this a lot. Blind, I would easily have guessed Champagne. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. No Pinot Bianco. Excellent QPR. — 22 days ago

Billy, Bob and 6 others liked this

Lunaria

Ramoro Biodinamico Brut Nature Sparkling Pinot Grigio 2019

There’s been a wave of hip pet nats taking form as nothing more than fermented fruit juice in a clear bottle (Furlani for example). The Lunaria “bio budget” Pet Nat could easily have been that, but it’s not. It’s a restrained bone dry yeasty tart grapefruit peach sour tangerine mix. It’s enough to think about - it won’t blow your brains, but neither your wallet. — 14 days ago

Kirk, Vanessa and 13 others liked this
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Looks a little cloudy, cool.
Ely Cohn

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@Severn Goodwin it’s a very cool $19.

Pier Paolo Grasso

Terre dei Ru Nebbiolo d'Alba 2016

Lyle Fass
9.2

Classic Nebbiolo. Smoke, tar, roses, leather, spice, complex and pure. Good grip, very juicy, balanced and pure. Gorgeous Treiso fruit. Pure. Textured, juicy, pure. It has such lovable classic Nebbiolo fruit. It’s very giving in a super classic. — 3 days ago

Josh, Chris and 7 others liked this

Villamedoro

Terre di Chieti IGT Pecorino 2017

So bright, so crisp, so floral. Beautiful minerality with perfect acidity. If only I had some oysters... — 4 days ago

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Lagaria

Terre Siciliane Merlot

Luigi’s affordable. Fruit forward lighter body but tasty. — 16 hours ago