Category: italy

Marveling at the stunning views of the Dolomites! #MadeInTrentinoItaly

2016 Meridio “Liama” Rosso Terre Siciliane IGT

Oh heyyyy, it’s Fri-YAY! Tart cherries, a hint of cranberries, loads of tart red fruit, and a whiff of aged balsamic on the nose. More tart cherries and red fruit on the palate with even a hint of dark cherries, a touch of anise mid-palate, and lingering acidity on the finish. This wine definitely needs food to balance it out. 

3/5 bones

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Nero d’Avola, Frappato di Vittoria, Alicante

13% abv

Sicily, ITALY

🇮🇹 🍷 Trying the

Gagliappo varietal for the first time and I am impressed. Enjoying $18 Tenuta Iuzzolini Cirò Rosso Classico

(87 pts) from Calabria. Coming to LCBO VINTAGES Feb. 8. Full review here: http://bit.ly/36ZcH4R

🍷 Tasted some fantastic Chianti Classico wines last month at Barque Smokehouse in Toronto thanks to Michael Godel. More pics here: http://j.mp/2RUfOHi

2016 Tenuta Sant’Antonio Scaia Corvina Veneto IGT

Enjoying a quiet night in with my bae. A candlelight dinner, vino, and you know.. the works. Red cherries, red berries, and herbs on the nose and palate. No oak on this guy. 

3/5 bones

$

Corvina

13% abv

Veneto, ITALY

2008 Scacciadiavoli Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG

Opening Christmas season with this wine from one of the oldest wineries in Montefalco DOCG. “Scacciadiavoli” literally means “to cast out the devil” and this winery apparently got its name from a reclusive Shaman who was known for using the local wine during his exorcisms. My humans just use this wine to deal with me on Mondays after holidays. Big and bold on the nose with plums, cherries, blackberries, leather, deep wood, and aged balsamic. Dark cherries and dark plums on the palate with dark tea tannins, leather, and wood. You can definitely get a sense of the alcohol. This wine makes you want to grab a bite of italian cured meat, or perhaps a filleto al tartufo (steak with truffles).

4/5 bones

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Sagrantino

15% abv

Montefalco Sagrantino (Umbria), ITALY

2017 Antonelli “Anteprima Tonda” Spoleto

Happy Monday, y’all! Today I’m enjoying an organic, single vineyard wine made and matured in amphoras. Lemon, fig, yellow flowers, and raw nut powder on the nose. Nice body on this wine – notes of lemon, fig, and nuts on the palate. Fuller and almost hints at Assyrtiko. Needs food! Like me!

4/5 bones

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Trebbiano Spoletino

13% abv

Umbria, ITALY

2018 Pico Maccario Lavignone Rosato

Staying cool with this Italian rosé this Wine Wednesday. Strawberries, white cranberries, and watermelon on the nose with some additional stony minerality on the palate.

3/5 bones

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Barbera

13.5% abv

Piedmont, ITALY

🍷  Here’s my top wine picks from October 26 LCBO VINTAGES Release. France & Italy featured + wine & cheese pairings + lots more. Stock up for the holidays! http://bit.ly/2p2ryv6

🍷  TGIF! Enjoying this excellent

$23 Castello di Bossi C. Berardenga Chianti Classico (91 pts) tonight. Very mineral driven. Coming to LCBO VINTAGES next weekend. Full review here: http://bit.ly/32qv80A