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Tenuta Giol Raboso Italy 2009

Tenuta Giol, Dossagio Zero, Spumante Metodo Classico di Raboso, Veneto, Italy, 2009 This wine: lot No. L.001, made within DOC Vicenza, where this sparkling wine may be simply labelled as Raboso; organic, varietal raboso veronese (an ancient acid and tannic … Continue reading

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Monte dei Ragni Valpolicella 2013

Monte dei Ragni, DOC Valpolicella Classico Superiore, Verona, Veneto, Italy, 2013 On the new style of Valpolicella Where did the fresh fruity 12-13 percent Valipolicella normale go? The example tasted here, a gift, was a surprise in more ways than … Continue reading

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Pieropan La Rocca 2013

Pieropan, La Rocca, DOC Soave Classico, Veneto, Italy, 2013 On DOC Soave and garganega Soave is a white still and sparkling (brut -> dry) wine appellation, dominated by garganega. For all wines the requirements are a minimum of 70% garganega, … Continue reading

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Marion Amarone 2009

Fam. Campedelli, Marion, DOC Amarone della Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy, 2009 See the amarone entry in my Italian wine term dictionary. Also see this amarone 2009 vintage report. This wine: Lot No. L.54.13.A., indeterminate amarone blend, which nominally includes corvina and/or … Continue reading

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Capitel Crosara Amarone 2009

Capitel della Crosara, Monopolio Montresor, DOC Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, Veneto, Italy, 2009 Recioto Amarone della Valipolicela Amarone della Valpolicella, strictly Recioto Amarone della Valipolicela (as it is made from dried grapes) was elevated to DOCG beginning with the 2010 vintage. Permitted … Continue reading

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Pra Morandina Valpolicella 2012

Pra, Morandina, DOC Valpolicella Superiore, Veneto, Italy, 2012 The only difference between a valpolicella normale and a superiore, is that the latter has a higher alcohol level than the former. This wine: organic, a blend of corvina, corvinone, rondinella and oseleta. … Continue reading

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Cantina di Negrar Amarone 2010

Cantina di Negrar, DOCG Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, Veneto, Italy, 2010 See my amarone entry in italian terminology. This wine: Cantina di Negra is a a co-op with 230 growers farming 700ha, where there is a scientific approach to deciding … Continue reading

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