Category Archives: Italy

Zonin Asti Dolce, Asti DOCG, Piedmont, Italy

                                                     Region/Appellation: Asti, DOCG, Piedmont,                                                        Italy

                Zonin Asti DolceVarietal/Blend: Moscato, Bianco

Vintage: NV

Tasting Note: The colour is a pale straw                             yellow  with bright greenish-gold                                           highlights and fine effervescence.      On                            the  nose, the wine is fresh with  floral                                aromas; hints of apples and a touch of                              honey. The palate is clean,fresh and                                      appealing,  sweetness is balanced with a                            refreshing crisp finish. The palate is clean,                       fresh, and appealing; sweetness is balanced                    with a refreshing crisp finish.


Falesco Monitano, Lazio IGT, Lazio, Italy

Falesco Montiano

Appellation: Lazio IGT

Blend: 100% Merlot

Vintage: 2013

Tasting note: The wine has a wonderful, deep, ruby red colour, a wide aromatic range of scents in which delicious vanilla notes, small red fruit, layers of jam and sweet spices combine. The taste appears to have a full aristocratic roundness and softness, typical of Merlot, with quite elegant, agreeable and lingering flavours.

Demarie Roero Riserva DOCG, Piedmont, Italy

Demarie Roero Riserva

Roero is a small paradise made up of sandy dunes in yellow ochre clay tones covered with green vineyards, all of which combine to create a magical and enchanted landscape. The vineyard traditions in the Roero territory were the inspiration for this denomination and have their roots set deeply over time. Roero is made from pure Nebbiolo grapes, which reach their apex in Barolo and Barbaresco, and in Roero produce a rare fine and elegant wine which has experienced great success over only a few years’ time.

The vineyard from which it comes is the oldest vineyard of Nebbiolo grapes owned by the company, planted in 1946 by Giovanni Demarie along with his brother when the latter returned from the war. Giovanni, 20 years younger, has known its brother on his return. This vineyard, therefore, still tells the story of two brothers among them unknown and a return home after six years of war and captivity.

Variety: 100% Nebbiolo grapes

Colour: deep carnet with brick-coloured reflections

Scent in perfume: ethereal and intense with hints of violet, raspberries and blackberries, tinged with elegant touches of spice

Flavour: full-bodied wine, harmonious, warm and powerful. Sensations of violet and red fruits with an undertone of the pleasant spiced fragrances of liquorice and cocoa.

Best served at: 18° C. – 65° F.