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Colmello di Grotta

Friuli Venezia Giulia (Italy)


Wines Reviewed: 6
Average Score:

Collio Merlot 2001 Collio Merlot 2001
Collio Pinot Grigio 2002 Collio Pinot Grigio 2002
Collio Sauvignon 2002 Collio Sauvignon 2002
Collio Tocai Friulano 2002 Collio Tocai Friulano 2002
Friuli Isonzo Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 Friuli Isonzo Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
Friuli Isonzo Merlot 2001 Friuli Isonzo Merlot 2001



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Collio Merlot 2001, Colmello di Grotta (Italy)

Collio Merlot 2001

Colmello di Grotta (Italy)

Collio (Friuli Venezia Giulia)
Merlot
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

Collio (Friuli Venezia Giulia) The wine shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and elegant aromas which start with hints of plum and black cherry followed by aromas of raspberry, blueberry, violet and pleasing hints of vanilla, licorice and bell pepper. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and however balanced, good body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, blueberry and raspberry. This Merlot ages in cask for 12-16 months.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Broiled meat and barbecue, Stewed meat with mushrooms, Roasted meat

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 17 °C
(62 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

December 2003



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Collio Pinot Grigio 2002, Colmello di Grotta (Italy)

Collio Pinot Grigio 2002

Colmello di Grotta (Italy)

Collio (Friuli Venezia Giulia)
Pinot Grigio
White Wine White Wine Score:   Wine of the Sun - Good Value Wine (since January 2004)

Collio (Friuli Venezia Giulia) The wine shows a pale straw yellow color and nuances of greenish yellow, very transparent. The nose reveals good personality with intense, clean, pleasing, elegant and refined aromas which start with hints of peach and elder followed by pleasing hints of hawthorn, chamomile, broom, litchi, apple, pear and pleasing hints of sage and tomato leaf. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a crisp attack and however well balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with good flavors of peach, pear and apple. A well made wine.

Alcohol: 13%

Crustaceans, Roasted fish, Pasta and risotto with fish, Sauteed white meat

Suggested glass Young and Crisp White Wines 10 °C
(50 °F)
(Young and Crisp White Wines)

Issue 15, January 2004



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Collio Sauvignon 2002, Colmello di Grotta (Italy)

Collio Sauvignon 2002

Colmello di Grotta (Italy)

Collio (Friuli Venezia Giulia)
Sauvignon Blanc
White Wine White Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

Collio (Friuli Venezia Giulia) The wine shows a pale straw yellow color and nuances of greenish yellow, very transparent. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and elegant aromas which start with hints of elder, peach and pineapple followed by good aromas of banana, hawthorn, jasmine, litchi and pear. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a crisp attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of peach, pineapple and pear. This Sauvignon Blanc ferments and ages in steel tanks.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Fried fish and crustaceans, Pasta and risotto with fish and crustaceans, Broiled fish

Suggested glass Young and Crisp White Wines 10 °C
(50 °F)
(Young and Crisp White Wines)

Issue 15, January 2004



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Collio Tocai Friulano 2002, Colmello di Grotta (Italy)

Collio Tocai Friulano 2002

Colmello di Grotta (Italy)

Collio (Friuli Venezia Giulia)
Tocai Friulano
White Wine White Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

Collio (Friuli Venezia Giulia) This wine shows a pale straw yellow color and nuances of greenish yellow, very transparent. The nose denotes intense, clean and pleasing aromas which start with hints of apple and hawthorn followed by good aromas of pineapple, chamomile, jasmine, broom, pear and almond. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a crisp attack and however balanced, good body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of apple, pear and almond. This Tocai Friulano ferments in steel tanks.

Alcohol: 13%

Pasta and risotto with mushrooms and vegetables, Vegetables soups, Sauteed fish

Suggested glass Young and Crisp White Wines 10 °C
(50 °F)
(Young and Crisp White Wines)

December 2003



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Friuli Isonzo Cabernet Sauvignon 2001, Colmello di Grotta (Italy)

Friuli Isonzo Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Colmello di Grotta (Italy)

Friuli Isonzo (Friuli Venezia Giulia)
Cabernet Sauvignon
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

Friuli Isonzo (Friuli Venezia Giulia) This wine shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, little transparency. The nose denotes intense, clean and pleasing aromas that start with hints of black cherry and raspberry followed by aromas of plum, black currant and pleasing hints of vanilla, licorice and chocolate. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and however balanced, good body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, plum and black currant. This wine ages in cask for 12-16 months.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Broiled meat and barbecue, Stewed meat with mushrooms, Roasted meat

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 17 °C
(62 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

December 2003



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Friuli Isonzo Merlot 2001, Colmello di Grotta (Italy)

Friuli Isonzo Merlot 2001

Colmello di Grotta (Italy)

Friuli Isonzo (Friuli Venezia Giulia)
Merlot
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

Friuli Isonzo (Friuli Venezia Giulia) The wine shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and elegant aromas which start with hints of black cherry, blueberry and black currant followed by aromas of cyclamen, raspberry, plum and pleasing hints of vanilla, licorice and chocolate. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and however balanced, good body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, plum and blueberry. This wine ages for 12-16 months in cask.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Broiled meat and barbecue, Stewed meat with mushrooms, Roasted meat

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 17 °C
(62 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

December 2003


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