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Primarosa, Negroamaro Rosato Lizzano DOC Milleuna winery

The Milleuna winery located in the area of Primitivo and Negroamaro grapes production: Torricella, Sava, Maruggio. One of the first to re-evaluate the old, almost centenary, sapling vines, saving them from the outside for their low but valuable productivity and making them protagonists in the national and international wine-making scenario for the quality of the wines. Respect for nature and attention to treatments in the vineyard, reduced to a minimum, with copper and sulfur are characteristics that generate sensational wines.


Primarosa


It is a rosé wine obtained with the “salasso” technique from Negroamaro Lizzano DOC grapes whose vineyards are located near the sea on sandy soils with calcareous substrate.
Of a cherry-pink color, more or less intense in the nose it is fragrant, characteristic and to the palate it is dry, delicate.
It is a 100% Rosato Negroamaro Lizzano Doc. Particularly suitable to accompany second courses of fish, white meats and cheeses.

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ANNO DOMNI WINE ESTATE “LE ARGILLE” CABERNET DI CABERNET2014

Strong, serious, unique, ages in concrete barrels two years , immaculate and free from barrel aromatic interference, so that its uniqueness is fully preserved along with its warm, refined, and mature taste.

This wine originate from vineyards of the Treviso countryside surrounded by the river Sile.

This wine is the result of a wise coupage of cabernet grapes, obtained through the Double Reasoned Maturation (DMR) technique, which is applied directly in the vineyard. This technique consists of clamping some branches before the grapes reach a complete maturation, so that the grapes start to age while still on the vine, resulting in a greater concentration of sugar that gives more structure and strength to the wine.

The winemaking is made by selected healthy grapes are crushed are then placed in small vats to ferment where we perform the maceration, that allows a maximum extraction of color and tannins, resulting in a harmonic, hot, persistent wine. The wine is then aged into cement vats for 24 months, after that our staff performs a sensory test, deciding when is the best time to bottle the wine. After the bottling the wine is then aged further for at least 6 months.

The colour is intense ruby red with and garnet highlights. The bouquet is very warm, complex, enveloping aroma, with perfume of mature berries especially blueberry. On a second moment hints of plum, black cherries and vanilla, at the end light nuances of tobacco, dark chocolate and green pepper.

In the mouth it is warm, elegant, mature, complex and important. The long ageing in cement preserves all the exquisite peculiar fl avor of the grapes, with notes of ripe berries, soft and pleasantly tannic. Long finish with a good aftertaste that calls for another glass.

In Gastronomic Matches this wine is a good conversation-meditation wine, excellent with strong meats like game and venison, meat stews and herby cheeses. It is also very good with fruit jam and desserts, particularly jam tarts and pastries.

AITNA BIANCO 2016 EDOME’ WINE ESTATE

The Etna volcano, inside an ancient extinct crater, in a district called “Feudo di Mezzo” on the north side of the Volcano, here is the vineyard of Edome’ wine estate, where the native vines of Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio are raised as saplings, sustained with the traditional chestnut pole.
The old part of the vineyard consists of strains that have an average age of 80 years. They wanted to embrace the philosophy carried out in this territory by the ancient rural tradition, the small tree, the manual cultivation, the respect of the territory of Etna, the dry stone walls and the lava stone sunshades.
The sandy-volcanic territory, the typical thermal excursions of 700 m above sea level, a mountain territory, the harvest that is carried out by manual harvesting.
What comes out is easy to understand: a wine rich in essences and aromas, mineral notes, smell is ethereal, with hints of ripe fruit, spices, nuances of tobacco and vanilla with a dry, full, tannic, harmonious and persistent taste.

We tasted: AITNA BIANCO 2016 DOC

Aitna divinity venerated by the Etna, a wine named so ‘to honor the volcano Etna that generates it by choosing the tetradramma of Aitna as a symbol of the company.
The white Aitna DOC is produced with Carricante grapes cultivated with the ancient and traditional alberello system in the area of ​​S. Maria di Licodia at an altitude of 900 s.l.m. The Carricante is an ancient native wine of Etna that has always been almost exclusively cultivated on the slopes of Etna on its eastern side.
Straw-yellow with green hues, the nose is intense fruity with hints of apple. In the mouth it is dry slightly acidic and peristent. For food pairing this wine   is ideal with sea fish dishes.

Chardonnay Brut and Moscatel by Panizzon

We tasted:

Chardonnay Brut

 

This Chardonnay Brut, has the classic Charmat method of elaboration, which is the second fermentation of the wine, at low temperatures. Clean in color and with greenish features with fine and delicate bubbles.
Aromas of tropical fruit, lemon, with touches of toasted bread and some almonds. In the mouth, pleasant, intense freshness, good structure, marked acidity, good persistence.
It can be served as an aperitif and accompany meals of fish and poultry.

 

 

 

Moscatel

Panizzon’s Moscatel Sparkling is produced by the Asti process from a single alcoholic fermentation at low temperatures. Clean in color and with greenish traces. It has intense aroma, with floral, fruity notes and honey. In soft and delicate mouth, with sweetness and freshness balanced.
This Moscatel is ideal with a desserts.

Magister by Cantina di Nizza

In October 1955 in Nizza Monferrato, someone realised that gathering together all the farmers who had worked their vineyards for so long alone, might lead to something completely new.

The production of quality wine starts in the vineyards of which there are 550 hectares of vine, treated with the care and respect they deserve. Cantina di Nizza Monferrato’s aim has been carrying over to our present the tradition and the secrets of the ancient way of “wine-making”. This was possible just by unravelling the secrets and techniques of wine-making to hand down these methods and improve them with the help of the technology and new enological knowledge.

 

We tasted: Magister “BARBERA D’ASTI SUPERIORE” D.O.C.G.. Cantina di Nizza

 

This Barbera result of selection grapes, is matured for 6 months in large oak barrels. The wine has a ruby red color and very vinous aroma as its main feature. With fruitful notes of blackberry and cherry when it is young, whereas on aging it develops a composite and persistent aroma of nuts. The taste is full and very harmonious. It is perfect with red meat, poultry, pasta, lamb and game.  Best matches traditional Monferrato cuisine, generally perfect with meat-based dishes.

I veroni, Chianti Rufina Riserva Quona

The name I Veroni is derived from the wide terraces surrounding the farm where many years ago tobacco leaf and grain from the Arno valley was dried.  For some time, Lorenzo Mariani, the dedicated winemaker of the I Veroni vineyard in Chianti Rufina, near Florence, had been thinking about developing his wines and giving them new impetus. The new labels were presented for the two most famous wines of the farm, Chianti Rufina and Chianti Rufina Reserve. Both wines are now produced exclusively from the grapes of a single vineyard and are named after the origin.

Today the farm which lies in the Pontassieve Hills (240-280 meters), spreads over 50 hectares and is close to the church of S.Martino a Quona. The vineyards cover 15 hectares and 20 hectares are planted with olives.

I Veroni now has a dynamic range of 3 distinct Chianti Rufina wines which are true to the authentic character of the Sangiovese- Rufina tradition and 4 IGT wines : two red wines , a Rose’ and White blend .

We tasted: Chianti Rufina Riserva Quona 2014 DOCG

I Veroni Chianti Rufina Reserve is produced with a long fermentation with only selected Sangiovese , this wine is aged in French oak barrels of 500 litres for 16-18 months before being bottled and stored for a further period of 8-10 months.

On the nose has hints of black fruits, ripe red fruit, spicy aromas, notes of tobacco and a limited presence of oak. The palate is full and velvety, with a well-integrated tannic component, long in the finish. Ideal in paring with pasta and risotto with meat sauces, red meat and seasoned cheese.

 

Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Silvio Nardi

We are in the picturesque town of Montalcino which still preserves its charm as an ancient medieval village. At the beginning of the 20th century, Montalcino was no more than a tranquil village of the Tuscan countryside: a few houses, shops and vineyards. The terrains of the Tenute Silvio Nardi have shared in the history this area.

The Tenuta is composed by Two estates, two slopes, West and East eight plots, several terroirs…
The finesse and identity that Sangiovese grosso expresses in each vineyard of the two estates, so different in their soils and climates, are undeniable.

Manachiara, exposed to the east where sun rises, offers full bodied and powerful wines.
Casale del Bosco, in the west side where sun goes down, offers elegant and complex wines.

We tasted: Brunello di Montalcino 2012

This Brunello composed of 100% Sangiovese is characterized by a ruby red color with garnet highlights. The nose opens with an intense and complex bouquet, with hints of berries, anise  enriched with pleasant spicy notes and delicate hints of vanilla. On the palate it is pleasantly warm, with soft tannins. The wine has a great structure, with a notable persistence.

Perfect to accompany roasts and game, it is ideal paired with aged cheeses.

 

 

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