Bianco Pomice 2012
Leesy focus pithiness, depth saline volcanic notes. Dry lifted yet textural and elegant all at the same time.
Rosa Caolina 2014
Quite delicate, bright lifted crunchy red fruit florals. Quite expressive powerful in the palate, very fresh, very late edge of wildness.
Nero Ossidiana 2012
Dense yet soft and subtle on the palate, excellent focus, quite expressive in the front with a lovely clean finish. Nice redness of earth.
2013 Malvasia delle Lipari
Interesting gherkin notes, briny sweetness on the nose, fresh dried fruits. Pure focused slightly dirty earthy savoury sweet warm contemplative wine.
Tenuta di Castellaro
Il Terraio 2014
Quite lean and mineral. A bit nervous at the moment but you can see the structure there, outstanding texture. A winner.
Really bright and vibrant, intense florals, very pretty and approachable. Solid mouthfeel, a bit more tannin structure, more density.
Showing the oak in a lovely way, nice development better than Chianti Riserva. Lovely tight savoury tannins. Wonderful concentration with plenty of acidity.
A little bit lore dense and closed, oak not as prominent on the nose. Lighter but more focused. Less developed, more time is ideal.
Pugni Rosso 2011
Settled down a lot since last June, much more savoury notes, good intensity of tannin.
Pugni Rosso 2012
Leaner tighter less intensity of tannin, perhaps a bit early.
Claudia from Paterna
Nice open mineral oxidative notes. Quite leesy cheesy texture not showing the fruit as much, less aromatics.
Le Verrane Barbera 2012
Nice soft earthy meaty herbal subtlety. Bright fresh evocative vibrant bubbly wine.
Ronco Malo Barbera d’Asti 2012
Bright floral notes but some pretty stink. Tight lean savoury mealy tannins, expressive but fresh, nice and clean on the palate.
Mai Dire Mai 2012 Cabernet
Fairly classic. Not bad, not outstanding. Quite a bit of tannin.
Bricco della Serra Dolcetto 2010
Very very stinky nose, very wild explosive.
Moscato d’Asti 2013
More subtle and mineral now, lighter more focused textural. But still lovely musky concentration. A great wine.
Alessandra Bera from Vittorio Bera
Un Litro 2014
Cleaner lighter, fresher but with the same purity. Will be interesting to see it once in bottle and arrived in Australia.
Lighter on the nose, more subtle, tight lean focused but not quite the same, a bit too safe?
Purity focus crunchiness, potent. Fine bright carbonic notes, tight lean tannins, not the same as 2013.
Cabernet Franc 2014
Very intense varietal nose, herbal, bright tight. Light lean a bit dirty on the back in a nice way, not as varietal on the palate. Reasonable amount of tannin.
A lot more shy on the nose, but still nice pure focus and subtle dark fruits. Oak a little too prominent at the moment, adding quite a bit of tannin to the mouth feel, needs a bit more depth of fruit, needs some more time perhaps?
Simona Spinelli from Ampeleia