Rimessa Roscioli Wine Club Notes | 7 | Tier 2 Reds

VINO NOBILE DI MONTEPULCIANO 2014, CONTUCCI The other extreme part is the commitment to making as natural of a wine as possible, if the vineyard work wasn’t already enduring enough.   No sulfites, no fining/filtering, no pesticides, no herbicides,  no to just about everything except grapes, Mother nature, copper and minimal intervention. Daniele is a rugged mountain man with great character …

Rimessa Roscioli Wine Club Notes | 7 | Tier 1 Reds

ROSSO DI CONTRADA 2014, MARABINO Summed up perfectly by a strangely poetic friend of mine…’this wine is an oxymoron…it’s like a stinky perfume, it has a rough elegance about it, it’s soft and hard at the same time, and I have a repulsive attraction for it, exactly how I feel about Sicilians’. A small masterpiece by an unsuspecting genius. ROSSO …

Rimessa Roscioli Wine Club Notes | 7 | Tier 1

LAMBRUSCO ‘SANT AGATA’, PALTRINIERI Forget everything you associate this word with.  This wine might just open your mind to a new world of what Lambrusco can and should be.  The name Sant’Agata is given to this wine because it comes from a historic growing area ‘Il Cristo’ where loose, silty and potassium rich soil is the ideal condition for the …

Rimessa Roscioli Wine Club Notes | 7 | Tier 2

PROSECCO DI VALDOBBIADENE SUR LIE, CASA COSTE PIENE But then, we reached this special little area, the Valdobbiadene hills, where again the stereotypical panoramas of Italian hills pervade.  You’ll find Loris Follador there.  From his character, he seems to me like the last guy that would be making an overproduced, cheesy and overly sweet beverage (aka 99% of Prosecco), and …

Rimessa Roscioli Wine Club Notes | 6 | Tier 1A

Grape: 100% GleraRegion: Valdobbiadene-Conegliano (Veneto)Pairings: a perfect aperitive, meaning pairs with nearly anything Drink by: now until 2019 Notes: secondary fermentation in the bottle, non-filtered, no disgorgement.Description:  (At minute 2.24 of this video, everything is explained). I’m not talking about what Maurizio says. I’m talking about what happens in the background when Maurizio’s father, 85 years old, after a hard day …

Rimessa Roscioli Wine Club Notes | 6 | Tier 1 REDS

Here you have a wine that can adapt to just about anything from medium to hard cheeses, a variety of meats, pasta dishes and more. If you know the grape, in this one you may find to have more minerality at its core. There is of course a sapid, fruity and black cherry element to it making it quite easy …

Rimessa Roscioli Wine Club Notes | 6 | Tier 2 Reds

The opportunity presented itself a few years ago, walking among the vineyards of Pierpaolo. I asked, walking on the hill of Marabino what were those slightly different plants. He tells me that maybe they are two hybrid vines of northern Italy, Giacche and Parigina, but he is not convinced. What are you doing? I asked him. I don’t know, there are …

Rimessa Roscioli Wine Club Notes | 6 | Tier 2

This small group of volcanic islands facing Mount Etna are more than magical. Black soil of lively volcanos, with thermal muds and lava flows and vines and fruit trees and capers and all the possible aromatic herbs.  And quietness (at least in June) and the color of water that looks like a beautiful impressionist painting. The blue of the sea …

Rimessa Roscioli Wine Club Notes | 6 | Tier 1

Grape: 100% GleraRegion: Valdobbiadene-Conegliano (Veneto)Pairings: a perfect aperitive, meaning pairs with nearly anything Drink by: now until 2019 Notes: secondary fermentation in the bottle, non-filtered, no disgorgement.Description:  (At minute 2.24 of this video, everything is explained). I’m not talking about what Maurizio says. I’m talking about what happens in the background when Maurizio’s father, 85 years old, after a hard day …