Testal Rosso Verana 2012

Rim to rim dark, to black ruby. Big perfumed nose of lavender, jasmine, cherry blossom, black raisin, devil's food, blacktop, and pencil shaving with a sprinkling of sweet aquarium suggestions including algae and mixed hardwoods. This is sourced from the vines on the end of the rows, and dried on vine for a unique wine from a highest-quality Amarone producer. #Nicolis #aziendaagricolanicolis #Amarone #rosso #valpolicella #passito #italianwines #veneto — 7 years ago

Carole Bouquet

Sweet Passito di Pantelleria Zibibbo 2001

I have never had a "passito" before, and the chance to try something unique is fun. This Sicilian wine from 2001 is now a dark, deep brown with accents of amber to gold and showing a lot of age. The strong aroma is of raisins with a faint bouquet of spicy, sweet orange. It tastes syrupy and like raisins with spicy orange accents, and the oily sugar and spice feeling persists very long on my palate. This may be too old to taste like apricots anymore but is nice as a chilled aperitif. Maybe it is just too old overall, but whatever -- it is fun and unique and I would serve it on a sunny late-afternoon. #passito #sicily #2001 #zibbido #moscato #passerillage #strawwine #muscatdalexandrie — 8 years ago


Passito di Pantelleria Moscato

2012 #muscat #passito paired with blue cheese, manchego and goat cheese. sweet but with good acidity represented in Orange blossom yum — 9 years ago


Arèle Delle Venezie Red Blend 2013

Beautiful #floral notes. Pronounced aroma of black berries, spices and #rosepetals notes. A wine of elegance and strength. Made in Valpolicella, using around 30% of #passito grapes, hence the name Arele, which apparently in Italy means the wooden rack for drying the grapes. The wine is made of mostly local grape varieties, including Corvina, Rondinella, Oseleta, and a splash of Merlot. It tastes round, full body but elegant with bright acidity to support the wine, and long finish. Well made. — 8 years ago