Luccarelli Negroamoro 2018

A negroamoro from Puglia in southern Italy, this wine opens to an extravagantly rich nose of spices, garrigue and pepper.  The palate is full bodied and the fruit savoury, with medium tannins.  Raisin and currants emerge with air.  Suitable for current drinking and good value at $15.  Rating: Good.  Abv: NA. Price:  $15 .  Website:Continue reading “Luccarelli Negroamoro 2018”

K. Martini & Sohn Südtirol Alto Adige Sauvignon 2016

This is a sound sauvignon blanc from Alto Adige in far northern Italy. It has a restrained aroma, for sauvignon blanc, of minerals and green capsicum. The acidity is the principal feature of the palate, presenting as high and razor like. The wine weighs in at 13.5abv, which its medium body does not give away.Continue reading “K. Martini & Sohn Südtirol Alto Adige Sauvignon 2016”

Figli Luigi Oddero Rombone Barberesco 2014

The Rombone vineyard is within the Treiso subregion of Barbaresco in Piemonte. Here’s a link to a map that goes into exquisite detail. Treiso is a cooler subregion of Barbaresco with an average altitude of around 350 metres according to the producer, and together with Pajoré, Rombone is of one of its best vineyards. 2014Continue reading “Figli Luigi Oddero Rombone Barberesco 2014”

Monte Tondo Mito Soave 2018

This is a fairly basic Soave from Monte Tondo in north eastern Italy. Made entirely from garganega, it has a herbal aroma with lemon undertones. The palate is dry with no oak and is ready to drink now. Rating: Acceptable. Abv: 12%. Price: <$20. Website: Reviewed: December 2019.

Pira Margheria Barolo 2011

This is an excellent Barolo from Pira and the 2011 vintage.  It opens to attractive aromas of licorice and earth,  The palate is full bodied, the tannins very firm and the finish is long with attractive sour cherry characters.  Yes.  Approachable now or over the next decade or more.  Rating: Very Good.  Abv: 14.5.  Price: Continue reading “Pira Margheria Barolo 2011”