Vicari – 26/04/2012

Verdicchio dei Castelli Jesi 2011
Quite a bold floral ripe fruit nose, and on the palate seemed to gently fade away with elegance and freshness.

L’Insolito Verdicchio Classico Superiore 2010
A wine that takes inspiration from Saint Clair in New Zealand, harvested later and treated with care and attention but no oak. The 2010 is one of the best whites I have tasted in Italy, expressing a combination of floral, ripe tropical pineapple notes on the nose, whilst on the palate combines deep and intense texture with volume, complexity and some late creaminess in the back.

Il Rustico Lacrima 2010
My first experience with the variety, and it blew my head off, as it is one of the most aromatic reds I have ever encountered. The floral rose and violet notes are extraordinary, and add in musk spice and red fruits it makes for a whirlwind of complexity. On the palate it is quite soft and generous with focus and spice, but it is like drinking flowers.

Lacrima Superiore 2011
A much more intense and complex version, with more subtle and complex characteristics, expressing spicier more peppery notes.

Essenza Lacrima 201
Made through carbonic maceration, which gives the wine a candied sweetness and makes it look hot, not something I think works for the variety.

Rosso Piceno 2010
A blend of 70% montepulciano, 28% sangiovese and 2%, is a juicy exuberant and fresh wine with softness, elegance and authenticity.

Amaranto Lacrima Passito 2009
Style suits the variety perfectly, as the fruit has no problem achieving the balance of sugar and acids necessary to make an elegant sweet wine. Has a gorgeous ripe floral character throughout, introducing some very subtle spice and pepper elements, bold yet refined texture and some subtle black fruit.

A Vicari barrel not actually in use

A Vicari barrel not actually in use

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