Lucanto Trebbiano d’Abruzzo 2010
Expressed a clean juicy floral and fruit sweet nose with some honey and citrus notes. On the palate it maintained an approachable freshness of fruit, but also had plenty of balance, texture and minerality.
Raone Bianco 2010
A blend of pecorino, pinot grigio, and a variety called incrocio manzoni, a cross of riesling and pinot bianco from Friuli. The fruit notes for this wine were in the zesty citrus realm of oranges and lime, coupling with some floral minerality and depth, and whilst very vibrant and crisp had little more to offer than a good aromatic white wine.
Pecorino Colline Pescaresi 2009
Showed lovely grapefruit and honeysuckle notes on the nose, introducing subtle quince, grass and ripe stone fruit notes on the palate, with lots of depth, texture and warmth.
Raone Bianco 2008
Made entirely from incrozio manzoni. The 2008 was made like a white burgundy, highlighting the richness, weight and depth of the wine with plenty of toasty oxidative malolactic elements.
Lucanto Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2010
Very aromatic and intense with black olives, red currants, dried fowl and some rustic notes, great balance and weight with approachability and texture.
San Zopito Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2007
Showed the benefit old vines have on the variety and site, but unfortunately the excessive amount of oak manipulation gave the wine too much sweet vanilla and caramel, and gave the wine too much breadth of tannins and fruit.