Denavolo

Dinavolo Vino Bianco

9.087 ratings
8.95 pro ratings
Emilia-Romagna, Italy
White Blend
Chicken, Turkey, Duck, Goose, Squash & Root Vegetables, Pork, Mushrooms, Shellfish, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Manchego & Parmesan, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Marissa A. Ross

Wine Editor, Bon Appétit

8.8

The copper-toned “Dinavolo” smells like orange rinds withering in the sun on a wet clay tennis court, with splashes of pineapple and mango. It tastes like eating tangerines and kumquats, with sips of a sour raspberry beer (preferably from the Rare Barrel, if I must say so myself). The blend of 25% Malvasia di Candia, 25% Marsanne, 25% Ortugo, and 25% mystery varietals is melodic and fluid but gritty and gripping with a warm and citrusy tannic finish.

The copper-toned “Dinavolo” smells like orange rinds withering in the sun on a wet clay tennis court, with splashes of pineapple and mango. It tastes like eating tangerines and kumquats, with sips of a sour raspberry beer (preferably from the Rare Barrel, if I must say so myself). The blend of 25% Malvasia di Candia, 25% Marsanne, 25% Ortugo, and 25% mystery varietals is melodic and fluid but gritty and gripping with a warm and citrusy tannic finish.

Mar 9th, 2018
Vanessa Pritchard

Delicious example of a high tannin orange wine. Very aromatic and high in acidity, but for me this wine was about its texture. Grippy, tight, and chewy on the tannins. Super fun and unusual juice.

Delicious example of a high tannin orange wine. Very aromatic and high in acidity, but for me this wine was about its texture. Grippy, tight, and chewy on the tannins. Super fun and unusual juice.

1 person found it helpfulDec 21st, 2016
markus gould

denavolinos bigger brother - same cuvée but older and higher vineyards, far more tannins and complexity.

hands down one of italy's best orange wines!

denavolinos bigger brother - same cuvée but older and higher vineyards, far more tannins and complexity.

hands down one of italy's best orange wines!

1 person found it helpfulOct 28th, 2016
terroirista-cy

That's how it should be done and Giulio Armani is among the best. From the 2013 vintage at 10.5% Alc.

That's how it should be done and Giulio Armani is among the best. From the 2013 vintage at 10.5% Alc.

1 person found it helpfulMay 28th, 2015
Ryan Flinn

Orange wine. Cloudy in appearance, nose of tangerine pith, dominate flavors of must, funk (but not overly so), cherry pits and citrus. Bright wine is well balanced great acidity. Finish goes on and on.

Orange wine. Cloudy in appearance, nose of tangerine pith, dominate flavors of must, funk (but not overly so), cherry pits and citrus. Bright wine is well balanced great acidity. Finish goes on and on.

Mar 17th, 2017
Nicolas Bazinet

2013

Jan 7th, 2016
EatSommThings (Jimmy)

Delicious Malvasia. Extended skin contact slight funk flora and aromatic

Delicious Malvasia. Extended skin contact slight funk flora and aromatic

Nov 3rd, 2015
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.7

Did not expect this to taste so much like lambic. The finish, while short, is cleansing and somewhat floral.

Did not expect this to taste so much like lambic. The finish, while short, is cleansing and somewhat floral.

May 25th, 2014
Bob Dylan

Love this. Classic orange wine. A tiny bit of sweetness

Love this. Classic orange wine. A tiny bit of sweetness

Jun 23rd, 2019
Jochen Hartmann

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Oct 5th, 2018