Very pale straw with pale green highlights and elegant tiny bubbles. Shy but inviting nose of honeysuckle and Bosc pear. Bright palate yields honeysuckle nectar, ripe pear, and a hint of flinty mineral mid palate to finish. That Glera darkness suggests itself but never fully shows, making this one of the most delightful Prosecco experiences one will ever have. Valdobbiadene is the top level of Prosecco and Cartizze is the pinnacle of Valdo. And it shows. I dare say this even works as an alternative to NV Champagne (blanc de blancs, of course). Pair with salads and pungent cheeses (I’m having pear and bleu cheese on butter lettuce) as a starter, or with a main course of light fish or poultry. Brunch is understood. Drink it when you buy it. — a month ago
Deep ruby color. Aromas of blackberry, blueberry, cassis, cocoa and espresso… also a haunting aroma of something I can put my finger on… Fantastic dark fruit on the palate, bright blue fruit in the middle and black tea finish.
Made some sliders with garlic aioli and truffle Parmesan fries. — a month ago
Grand Annate 2015. Best years of Sangiovese from the best parts of the best vineyards. 4 in 2015. Brownish ruby coloration. Dark berry, balsamic, minerals, vanilla, strawberry, and distinctive terroir that the other montepulcianos seemed to have. On the palate, rich and full bodied, sweet plum, espresso and cocoa powder on a long finish. On of the best 100% Sangiovese wines I’ve ever had. — a month ago