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Venica Collio Friulano 2007
This vigorous wine, made from an indigenous varietal, with a careful vinification, develops unique characteristics: the color is straw yellow with greenish reflections, its bouquet is reminiscent of bitter almond, and its flavor delicately fruity. It can age for a few years in the bottle. Serve with poultry, fish, and pasta dishes.
Pieropan Soave Classico Bianco 2003
The 2005 Soave Classico (90% Garganega, 10% Trebbiano) reveals a delicate, minerally personality with sweet fruit and excellent length although it comes across as somewhat lean.
Balbium Terre Di Balbia Calabria Rosso 2006
The 2006 Balbium (Magliocco) is made by the Venica family, who are best known for the wines they produce in their native Friuli. This 2006 Balbium is a sleek, rich wine laced with perfumed red fruit, French oak and flowers. Medium in body, this attractive, mid-weight wine shows excellent length, even if the tannins dry out a touch on the close. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2012.
Marchesi De Frescobaldi Nipozzano Riserva Chianti Rufina 2006
Shows sweet blueberry notes, with mineral and lilac. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and vanilla and bright fruit flavors. Clean and racy. Best after 2010.
Dessilani Spanna Colline Novaresi Riserva 2005
There’s some stewed plum and jam on the nose. Medium- to full-bodied, with light tannins and a jammy, fruity finish. There’s plenty of fruit. Best after 2009.
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