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vini di Leif Karlsson, VinoVelo

  • Bianco di Pitigliano 2013

    Bianco di Pitigliano 2013

    inserito da Leif Karlsson, VinoVelo

    At the very southern end of Tuscany you find this big wine cooperative Cantina di Pitigliano, that has been doing wine for the last 50 years. Pitigliano is a town I have returned to many times, both in my job as a tour guide, but also for the sheer pleasure to see the charismatic town, with all the small winding streets in the old part of town, and the mighty views from the walls. First time I saw it was coming from Manciano on SS74 Maremmana,...

  • Chianti Classico Riserva 2007

    Chianti Classico Riserva 2007

    inserito da Leif Karlsson, VinoVelo

    2007 was a good year! Castello Monterinaldi has made a lovely, spicy and intense Chianti Classico Riserva. Monterinaldi you can find on the hills close to the little village of Lucarelli, between Radda and Panzano in mid-part of Chianti, an area populated for more than a 1000 years. Monterinaldi has more than 60 ha of wine fields. The colour of this 2007 Riserva is shiny deep ruby red, with medium limpidity and relative high viscosity. The...

  • Crocetta Verdicchio Classico Superiore  2013

    Crocetta Verdicchio Classico Superiore 2013

    inserito da Leif Karlsson, VinoVelo

    The east-coast of Italys respons to Vermentino is Verdicchio, especially from the Marche region and the denomination Castelli di Jesi DOC. The vineyard Croce del Moro at Rosor in the Ancona province have their wine fields laying at around 400 meters above sea level, about 5 ha, with a soil mixed between sand and clay, all very ventilated and warmed up from the nearby Adriatic Sea. I have tried Croce del Moros Verdicchio Classico Superiore...

  • Saggezza Colline Novaresi 2012

    Saggezza Colline Novaresi 2012

    inserito da Leif Karlsson, VinoVelo

    On the Novaresi hills you can find a interesting vineyard with the name Pietraforata, it's in Ghemme (Novara province) in the Piedmont region. Pietraforata has done a good 100% Nebbiolo wine, made in the classic way with ageing in big oak barrels. Saggezza has a ruby red colour with perhaps a slight tendency towards orange. In the nose it's complex and relative intense, with leather, white pepper, grass, cherry, blackberry, mint and...

  • Naeli 2013

    Naeli 2013

    inserito da Leif Karlsson, VinoVelo

    From the different Vermentino there are, I have a special liking with the ones coming from Sardinia. Naeli comes from the hills of Parteolla, close to Dolianova in the Cagliari province. The vines are growing on a soil with clay, calcium and limestones. This Vermentino has a rich nose, with lot's of green apples and pers, combined with tropical fruits like pineapple, peaches and apricots. It's dry with discrete hints of fruity...

  • Vermentino Paguro Bolgheri DOC 2013

    Vermentino Paguro Bolgheri DOC 2013

    inserito da Leif Karlsson, VinoVelo

    Bolgheri is a very beautiful area on the Tuscan coast that I often return to as a tourist guide, sometimes on a bike, sometimes on four wheels, and sometimes even hiking. La Cipriana has a beautiful estate and a great soil to grove vines on! They made their first wine in 1978 (a Bolgheri Superiore), and is a property of the Fabiani brothers, about 8 ha wide. Their Vermentino called Paguro was the first time for me, and I fell instantly that I...

  • Prosecco Extra Dry  2013

    Prosecco Extra Dry 2013

    inserito da Leif Karlsson, VinoVelo

    This Extra Dry Prosecco from Conti Riccati is the newest Prosecco from their cellars, and is for me a perfect example of how a classic Prosecco should be: dry with beautiful fresh acidity, discrete fruity sweetness, good persistence of the flavours such as green apple, pepper mint, lemon, white peaches and discrete almond at the end. A very balanced and harmonious Prosecco I must say. The perlage of fine bubbles is one of the most persistent...

  • Madonna Nera 2011

    Madonna Nera 2011

    inserito da Leif Karlsson, VinoVelo

    From the Montalcino area I found this very charming represent from the winery La Madonna, with the distinctive name Madonna Nera! Despite it's name the colour of Madonna Nera is not to deep ruby red :-) The winery La Madonna started with 3 ha a few years ago, and has good help of the enologist Carlo Ferrini. The first Madonna Nera vintage is 2010. The wine is relative intense and complex in the nose, with red fruit, mint and spices....

  • Poggioaicieli 2013

    Poggioaicieli 2013

    inserito da Leif Karlsson, VinoVelo

    Tenuta Torciano has a rich portfolio of wines to offer, among them this great Vernaccia with the name Poggioaicieli ("Peak towards the skies"). This Vernaccia has a golden straw colour, and a nose full of citrus. Poggioaicieli has on the palette a very fruity and fresh entrance, with a very balanced compound of salt, minerals, tropical fruits and discrete aftertaste of bitter sweat almonds. It's quite full-bodied, with a quite...

  • San Jacopo di Vicchiomaggio, Chianti Classico 2012

    San Jacopo di Vicchiomaggio, Chianti Classico 2012

    inserito da Leif Karlsson, VinoVelo

    As a cycling wine tour guide I sometimes has to do pretty good hills to get the good wines, and going to Castello Vicchiomaggio is no exception! The owners John and Paola Matta has definitely a room with a view with this beautifully situated vineyard! The castle of Vicchiomaggio has it's origins in the 1400, and through the years always have had a strategic position, especially between all the wars between Florence and Siena. The soil...