Fuligni, Paradiso di Manfredi, and more newly released Brunello/Rosso wines

My tasting of the newly release Brunello/Rosso/Brunello riserva wines continue. Some misses, but several good ‘hits’, too. 2014 Il Paradiso (Manfredi) Brunello di MontalcinoSangiovese 9/26/2019 – Wonderful. I’m really in love with the sous bois/soil aromas in this vintage, as they lend even more character, and freshness. The entry is medium-bodied, elegant, and also substantive in…

Felsina, Fontodi, etc., more from Chianti Classico (new releases)

As of today, I’m probably half way through the new releases. So much tasting has me thirsty, I’m thinking about a 1996 Scarpa I picked up at the winery 3 months ago… 2017 San Giusto a Rentennano Chianti Classico  DOCG Sangiovese Blend 9/21/2019 – Very, very tasty. Pretty serious wine – not an ager – but pretty…

More new releases from Chianti Classico

This post has a good mix of Classico, Classico Riserva, some IGT, and more. I hope you find something interesting, and or new. If so, drop me a line. Thanks, Tim. italianwinereviews@gmail.com. Saluti. 2013 Fattoria Poggiopiano Rosso di Sera Toscana IGT Sangiovese Blend 9/20/2019 – I tend to shy away from new wood/barrique, generally speaking. But, as…

recently tasted Chianti Classico

A few newly released wines from the Chianti Classico zone (with many more to follow). The 2017 vintage in this region was challenging, but some winegrowers produced seriously good wines. 2016 Azienda Agricola Caparsa Chianti Classico Caparsino Riserva  DOCG Sangiovese Blend 9/18/2019 – Impressive energy, soul. This is still too young for my palate; it certainly…

Recently tasted, 25+ (petite arvine, nero di troia, aglianico, etc.)

An update on some newer, and older wines. As expected, a few nice surprises. Italian wines, on balance, continue to improve, and continue their tradition as excellent values in the marketplace. Red 2014 Punta Crena Rossese Riviera Ligure di Ponente Vigneto Isasco 9/19/2019 – Medium(-) body, with plenty of fresh acidity; the fruit is juicy, as…

Monferrato Cabernet Sauvignon – 2008 Accornero Centenario

12 January, 2018 2008 Accornero Centenario  “Classic CS – aromas, flavors, structure – though by classic, I mean the Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa and Sonoma that I began drinking twenty years ago (and those were largely 10-20 years old already). So that classic. Has nothing to do with the CS that most are opening today, a year or…

Power, purity…Brunate – 2009 Oddero Barolo Brunate

From a 0,4 hectare site in one of Barolo’s most esteemed Cru comes this immensely enjoyable effort from the historical producer, Poderi e Cantine (farms and cellars) Oddero. Vine age is ~ 60 years, and production is just 2,000 bottles; since 2010 vintage, this site is now farmed according to BIO methods. Brunate Cru The…