- Asia Brand Manager at Grandi Vini d’Italia Group
- Export Manager at Bisol Winery
- Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia
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- iTalia Wine- Maps : REGION ( Veneto,Toscana..etc ) & VINEYARDS ( Bison,Carpineto..etc ).
- 8 Families, 6 Region, 800 Hectars of vineyards, 30 Native Grape Varietes, 1 Common Passion : Premium Quality Estate Wine.
- 1) Italian sparkling wines :
- a) Bisol jeio rose sparkling brut NV (DOCG) :
It is a fairly restrained wine with excellent balance and a refined mousse. I am not generally a fan of rose Prosecco, a category that has been created to exploit the growing popularity of both roses and sparkling wines, yet everything here works beautifully, and this is one if the very few examples that merit attention.
Bisol keep their yield in the vineyard much lower than official regulations and as a resust, bisol may less wine than some of its PROCSECCO ( ITALIAN WHITE WINE)compotitors, but the quality is undeniably Higher. Bisol, The Bisol estate focuses almost exclusively on Prosecco, the iconic Italian sparkling wine produced on the hillsides of Veneto, in the northeast of Italy. Prosecco is the name that identifies the wine, but is also the name of the principal grape, a variety that has been cultivated here for at least two centuries, and possibly a lot longer, if it is the same as the Pucino grape of Roman times, bisol testing notes see this link :
The Jeio Colmei comes from similar sites but is 100% Prosecco; The wines tend to feature a light orchard fruit tone, recalling white peaches and pears, with bright acidity and light body. Many versions of Prosecco have a touch of sugar that adds fullness to the wine though there is a movement towards producing drier wines, particularly under the Cartizze denomination.
food pairing : good with macaroni and cheese, stuffed red bellpapers, etc
2) Italian blended red/white wine(tuscany) :
a) Carpineto Dogajolo RED 2009/ Carpineto Dogajolo Rosso Toscano ( blended red wine ) :
Carpineto’s baby Super Tuscan is a blend of roughly 70% Sangiovese and 30% Cabernet-Sauvignon.
see super tuscan-italian wine for more details.
Both grapes are vinified in different vats, then blended together in oak casks to complete the alcoholic and malolactic fermentation. Colour: dark red/purple Bouquet: On the first nose, oak and vanilla, strawberries and blackberry, slowly opening on candied cherries on the second nose. Little bit of roasting (coffee, dried herbs). Retro-nasal olfaction of cherries.Flavor : Good balance, but lack of tannins.
This wine should be drunk now. The delicate structure might not support the bouquet and balance. Very enjoyable on its own.
Wine Spectator gave a rating of 87 out of 100 to the 2009 Carpineto Toscana Dogajolo Region: Tuscany Country: Italy
For all vintages of Carpineto Dogajolo Toscana IGT we have 7 ratings on record with an average of 81/100 points
Price: $11.33-Rp 319.000-more
Color: Ruby Red
Aromas: Current, violet, rose, earth
Flavors: Strawberry, raspberry, cherry, olive, earth, struck flint, anise, coffee
Finish: Moderate to long
Summary: This is a very delicate wine. When first poured, not much happened. With a little persuasion, the wine opened up with the smell of roses. Very delicate berry, earth, smooth, silky tannins. The floral of the Sangiovese and the spice of the Cabernet Sauvignon makes a delightful wine.
Pairings: From http://www.carpineto.com/products/super_tuscans/dogajolo_eng.htm, “Given its fruitiness, Dogajolo can be paired with first courses and white meats, but shows at its best with full-flavored dishes such as roasts, grilled meats, cold cuts and Tuscan regional specialty.”
b) Carpineto Dogajolo White 2010/ Carpineto Dogajolo Bianco Toscano ( Blended white wine ) :
30% Sauvignon Blanc
The name Dogajolo was simply invented by the founders of Carpineto. It derives from the Italian word doga, meaning stave, the thin, narrow strips of wood used to form casks.
Elegant fruit aromas create a pleasant bouquet. Medium-bodied with good acidity and a dry, smooth finish.
An excellent aperitif wine enjoyed with hors d’oeuvres. Also pairs well with Mediterranean cuisine, including seafood and vegetables.
Detailed Product Information.
|Varietal||White Blend ( Chardonnay, Grechetto, Sauvignon Blanc )|
|Liquor Style||Dry White|
|Vintage Note||Vintages may vary between stores|
|Rating Summary||90 points [DMWP]|
|Standard Drinks||7.4 (2009/2010)|
|Alcohol By Volume||12.5% (2009/2010)|
Straw yellow with green highlights. The nose is pleasantly fruity, elegantly aromatic and harmonious. Medium bodied with balanced acidity and a dry, pleasantly velvety, soft finish. Excellent as an aperitif or with typical Mediterranean cuisine, such as salads, pasta, seafood and white meats. Also terrific with flavourful, spicy Asian foods.
Founded in 1967 by Giovanni Carlo Sacchet and Antonio Mario Zaccheo, Carpineto takes its name from the Greek carpos meaning “fruit.” Comprised of four estates throughout Tuscany, Carpineto has holdings in the most prestigious wine-producing regions of Italy and has earned international acclaim for its wines. Today, the winery is under the direction of Antonio’s son, Antonio Michael Zaccheo Jr.
a) CAESARI MOMA red rubicone IGT 2008 ( BLENDED RED WINE ) :
Moma Rosso Specifications Classification: Rubicone IGT
Grapes: 80% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot
Brands : MOMA Country : Italy
Region : Emilia-Romagna
Appellation : Rubicone
Classification : Italian local wine
Producer : Umberto Cesari
Alcoholic strength : 12.5 %
testing notes : Fruity and Vibrant
Blend : Trebbiano 40%, Sauvignon Blanc 30%, Chardonnay 30%
Country / Region : Italy / Emilia Romagna
Tasting Note: A refreshing blend of Trebbiano, Sauvignon and Chardonnay, this wine has good depth of ripe and rich grapefruit and lemon flavours combined with the freshness of Sauvignon and the creamy weight of the Chardonnay.
Pairing Suggestion : Every day serving suggestion: Chilled as an aperitif or to accompany light hors d’oeuvres and fish dishes.
Vinification: The grapes were softly pressed. Fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine is kept in stainless steel tanks until sterile bottled. No wood is used.
Viticulture: The average age of the vines is 15-20 years old. Yields per hectare are 9,000 kg. Careful canopy management enables the clusters to reach optimum maturity.
History : Umberto Cesari and his wife Giuliana started their company in 1965 by buying 20 hectares of land in the hills of Romagna. From then on, he has continually expanded and increased the quality of his wines and today the Company extends over an area of 100 hectares divided into distinct vineyards. The 2 wines which have created a great response from th day of release are the two MOMA wines. The MOMA project pays homage to Bologna-born Giorgio Morandi, one of the most important Itaian artists of the 20th century. A new label, dedicated to a contemporary Italian artist, will be chosen by a panel of experts every 3 years.
UMBERTO CAESARI SRL : Vini Del l Emilia Romagna, umberto caesari has been a leading Sangiovese DOC producer for 40 years. the 120 hectare winery develops indigenous vines through research and development. cutting edge technology and tradition. its renowed LABELS include: Tauleto. Liano, Moma