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Colle Massari - Rigoleto Montecucco Rosso
Montecucco is an amazing example of Sangiovese. This denomination would make many "super Tuscans" jealous. Lots of berries and complexity in the nose and in the mouth. Long legs, very long finish. Quite exciting and it was getting better over the evening.
Sea Smoke - Pinot Noir Southing
Every bottle of this wine is a true pleasure. A powerful, although elegant pinot noir with a perfect ruby color, cranberry and black currant in the nose and beautifully balanced in the mouth. Medium/Full bodied. Smooth texture. Long finish. Those who think pinot noir is "light" should try this and will change their mind.
Calabretta - Etna Rosso
This 2002 "Etna Rosso" has only been released now, in 2012, because it needed 10 years to get to the point where it can really be enjoyed. Make sure you decant it, it will open up beautifully and please you. It reminds me of an elegant pinot noir with thee complexity of a nice burgundy.
Tarima - Monastrell
A very easy wine to drink. Fruit forward but with some soft tannins and a pleasant intensity. High alcohol content and low acidity.
Altesino - Brunello di Montalcino
We drinked this Brunello on New Year's Eve. We opened a couple of hours before dinner and decanted. Initially it was a little too cold and lacked oxygen. Over night at the right temperature and when it started breathing it became an excellent wine to accompany our meat dishes. Mild tannins, intense aroma and flavour and long finish.