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Monviert

2016 Schioppettino

92

This is wildly expressive in aromatic terms at this point in its development, with some striking, borderline barnyard, old cask notes that never step over the line into seeming dirty or bretty or — as the French would say, animal. Nearly a light-bodied wine (in a world that has ever fewer of them), this is so packed with character that the overall effect is uncanny — like 3 liters of wine in a 750 ml bottle, but not because of anything heavy. A wild ride, and a fun one!

Wine Review Online

Michael Franz

12/27/2022

2019 Rosso 'ROMA'

94

Luca Maroni

Luca Maroni

6/7/2022

Cantina Gaffino

2021 Merlot 'Tubbo'

91

Luca Maroni

Luca Maroni

6/7/2022

Cantina Gaffino

2019 Cabernet Sauvignon 'Il Buon Bastardo'

92

Luca Maroni

Luca Maroni

6/7/2022

Casalfarneto

Verdicchio Spumante Brut 'Primo' NV

90

The NV Brut Spumante Verdicchio Primo is sweetly seductive with a bouquet that shows peach preserves, exotic spice and vanilla cream. This washes across the palate with silken bubbles giving way to ripe orchard fruits and pretty inner florals. The Brut Primo lingers long yet maintains remarkable freshness. While a bit heady at times, I can't deny how much of a pleasure this is to taste.
Drinking window: 2022-2025

Vinous

Eric Guido

11/1/2022

Naonis

Prosecco Rose Extra Dry

88

The NV Extra Dry Rose Prosecco Naonis is floral yet understated in the glass. The splashes across the palate with a bead of silken bubbles propelled by vibrant acidity as a burst of tropical melon and sweet spice makes an appearance toward the close. It finishes a bit short with a hint of licorice that lingers.
Drinking window: 2022-2023

Vinous

Eric Guido

11/1/2022

Naonis

Brut Prosecco

88

The NV Brut Prosecco Naonis wafts up with a spicy blend of fresh ginger, tart apple and dried flowers. It's softly textured with a surprising burst of inner sweetness that betrays its savory bouquet as soothing bubbles give way to hints of candied citrus. Hints of sour melon and spice linger through the medium-length finale. This is interesting but needs to be more cohesive.
Drinking window: 2022-2024

Vinous

Eric Guido

11/1/2022

Ca' del Sarto

Prosecco NV

90

A burst of lime zest, crushed green apple and spicy grapefruit introduces the NV Prosecco Ca' del Sarto. It's silky in feel with racy acidity that enlivens its sour melon fruit as tropical inner florals form toward the close. This leaves kiwi and young mango nuances behind while finishing pleasantly fresh.
Drinking window: 2022-2024

Vinous

Eric Guido

11/1/2022

Merotto

2020 Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Brut 'Graziano Merotto'

91

The 2020 Brut Prosecco Superiore Graziano Merotto lifts from the glass with a smoky mix of crushed green apples offset by a hint of gingery spice. This washes across the palate with a silken bead of fine bubbles, more savory than sweet, with mineral-tinged orchard fruits and pretty inner florals that form toward the close. Sour melon nuances resonate under an air of almondy custard, and the mouth waters for more. The single-vineyard Graziano Merotto hails from Rive Col San Martino.
Drinking window: 2023-2026

Vinous

Eric Guido

11/1/2022

Merotto

NV Spumante Brut Rose 'Grani di Nero'

89

The NV Brut Rose Grani di Nero lifts from the glass with a savory mix of crushed rocks, wild herbs and dried strawberries. This is a well-chiseled effort, with mineral-tinged bubbles and racy acidity as a rich note of hazelnut custard adds contrast. It leaves the palate completely refreshed as hints of sweet melon and spice slowly taper off.
Drinking window: 2022-2025

Vinous

Eric Guido

11/1/2022

Merotto

2020 Prosecco Superiore Dry 'La Primavera di Barbara'

89

The 2020 Dry Prosecco Superior La Primavera di Barbera is quite mineral in the glass, with crushed rocks and dusty dried flowers forming it's bouquet. This is soft and textural, with juicy acidity and hints of candied citrus that give way to an almondy richness. This leaves a pleasant inner sweetness as hints of brown spice and baked apple fade.

Vinous

Eric Guido

11/1/2022

Antica Fratta

2018 Franciacorta 'Essence Rose'

93

The 2018 Rose Essence is coy in the glass, lifting up with a nuanced mix of white strawberries and citrus-tinged florals. It's more lively on the palate, slashing across the senses with an elegant bead of fine bubbles and ripe red berries that are perfectly offset by saline-mineral tones toward the close. A burst of inner sweetness punctuates the finale as hints of inner rose, licorice and nectarine slowly fade. A bit more bottle age may help the aromatics to evolve. Otherwise, this is already highly pleasurable. It's a blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay.
Drinking window: 2023-2027

Vinous

Eric Guido

11/1/2022

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