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Avignonesi

Tuscany (Italy)


Wines Reviewed: 16
Average Score:

Bianco Avignonesi 2002 Bianco Avignonesi 2002
Cortona Chardonnay Il Marzocco 2001 Cortona Chardonnay Il Marzocco 2001
Cortona Chardonnay Il Marzocco 2004 Cortona Chardonnay Il Marzocco 2004
Cortona Merlot Desiderio 2000 Cortona Merlot Desiderio 2000
Cortona Merlot Desiderio 2004 Cortona Merlot Desiderio 2004
Cortona Sauvignon Blanc 2005 Cortona Sauvignon Blanc 2005
Rosso Avignonesi 2001 Rosso Avignonesi 2001
Rosso Avignonesi 2004 Rosso Avignonesi 2004
Rosso di Montepulciano 2002 Rosso di Montepulciano 2002
Rosso di Montepulciano 2005 Rosso di Montepulciano 2005
Vin Santo di Montepulciano 1995 Vin Santo di Montepulciano 1995
Vin Santo di Montepulciano Occhio di Pernice 1995 Vin Santo di Montepulciano Occhio di Pernice 1995
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2000 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2000
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2004 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2004
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva Grandi Annate 1999 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva Grandi Annate 1999
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva Grandi Annate 2003 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva Grandi Annate 2003



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Bianco Avignonesi 2002, Avignonesi (Italy)

Bianco Avignonesi 2002

Avignonesi (Italy)

(Tuscany)
Chardonnay (50%), Sauvignon Blanc (50%)
White Wine White Wine Score:

(Tuscany) The wine shows a pale straw yellow color and nuances of greenish yellow, very transparent. The nose denotes intense, clean and pleasing aromas that start with hints of apple, pear and honey followed by aromas of hawthorn, jasmine and broom. 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 pear and apple. This wine ages in bottle for 4 months.

Alcohol: 12%

Fried fish, Vegetables and fish appetizers, Pasta and risotto with fish and crustaceans

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

April 2004



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Cortona Chardonnay Il Marzocco 2001, Avignonesi (Italy)

Cortona Chardonnay Il Marzocco 2001

Avignonesi (Italy)

Cortona (Tuscany)
Chardonnay (85%), Sauvignon Blanc (15%)
White Wine White Wine Score:

Cortona (Tuscany) This wine shows an intense straw yellow color and nuances of greenish yellow, very transparent. The nose reveals good personality with intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of plum and apple followed by aromas of banana, broom, pear, hazelnut, jasmine, hawthorn, honey, vanilla and hints of almond. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a crisp attack and pleasing roundness, however balanced, good body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of apple, pear and hazelnut. A well made wine. Il Marzocco ages for 6 months in barrique and in bottle for 6 months.

Alcohol: 13%

Mushroom and fish soups, Roasted fish, Stuffed pasta with crustaceans and fish, Roasted white meat

Suggested glass Bodied and Mature White Wines 12 °C
(53 °F)
(Bodied and Mature White Wines)

April 2004



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Cortona Chardonnay Il Marzocco 2004, Avignonesi (Italy)

Cortona Chardonnay Il Marzocco 2004

Avignonesi (Italy)

Cortona (Tuscany)
Chardonnay (85%), Sauvignon Blanc (15%)
White Wine White Wine Score:

Cortona (Tuscany) This Chardonnay shows a brilliant straw yellow color and nuances of greenish yellow, very transparent. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas that start with hints of banana, plum and apple followed by aromas of plum, vanilla, hazelnut, pineapple, hawthorn and beeswax. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a crisp attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of banana, plum and hazelnut. Cortona Chardonnay Il Marzocco ages for 6 months in barrique followed by 12 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 13%

Mushrooms and fish soups, Roasted fish, Stuffed pasta with fish and crustaceans, Roasted white meat

Suggested glass Bodied and Mature White Wines 12 °C
(53 °F)
(Bodied and Mature White Wines)

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Cortona Merlot Desiderio 2000, Avignonesi (Italy)

Cortona Merlot Desiderio 2000

Avignonesi (Italy)

Cortona (Tuscany)
Merlot (85%), Cabernet Sauvignon (15%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

Cortona (Tuscany) The wine shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas which start with hints of black cherry, blackberry and violet followed by aromas of blueberry, plum, black currant, tobacco, licorice, vanilla and pleasing hints of menthol. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and however well balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, good tannins. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, plum and blueberry. A well made wine. Desiderio ages for 18 months in barrique.

Alcohol: 13%

Game, Roasted meat, Braised and stewed meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

Issue 19, May 2004



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Cortona Merlot Desiderio 2004, Avignonesi (Italy)

Cortona Merlot Desiderio 2004

Avignonesi (Italy)

Cortona (Tuscany)
Merlot (85%), Cabernet Sauvignon (15%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

Cortona (Tuscany) Cortona Merlot Desiderio shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas that start with hints of black cherry, black currant and plum followed by aromas of blueberry, violet, vanilla, tobacco, licorice, sandal wood, cocoa, cinnamon and menthol. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and pleasing roundness, however balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, black currant and plum. A well made wine. Cortona Merlot Desiderio ages for 18 months in barrique followed by 12 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Roasted meat, Game, Stewed and braised meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

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Cortona Sauvignon Blanc 2005, Avignonesi (Italy)

Cortona Sauvignon Blanc 2005

Avignonesi (Italy)

Cortona (Tuscany)
Sauvignon Blanc (85%), Chardonnay (15%)
White Wine White Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

Cortona (Tuscany) This wine shows a brilliant greenish yellow color and nuances of greenish yellow, very transparent. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas that start with hints of peach, gooseberry and nettle followed by aromas of bell pepper, apple, pear and elder. 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, gooseberry and apple. This wine ages in steel tanks and for 3 months in bottle.

Alcohol: 12%

Pasta and risotto with fish and crustaceans, Sauteed crustaceans, Sauteed fish

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

March 2007



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Rosso Avignonesi 2001, Avignonesi (Italy)

Rosso Avignonesi 2001

Avignonesi (Italy)

(Tuscany)
Prugnolo Gentile (34%), Cabernet Sauvignon (33%), Merlot (33%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Tuscany) The wine shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of purple red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of black cherry and blueberry followed by aromas of plum, black currant, violet, licorice and vanilla. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, good tannins. The finish is persistent with flavors of plum and blueberry. This wine ages for 9 months in barrique.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Stewed meat with mushrooms, Roasted meat, Hard cheese

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

April 2004



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Rosso Avignonesi 2004, Avignonesi (Italy)

Rosso Avignonesi 2004

Avignonesi (Italy)

(Tuscany)
Prugnolo Gentile (34%), Cabernet Sauvignon (33%), Merlot (33%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Tuscany) Rosso Avignonesi shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, moderate transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas that start with hints of black cherry, plum and black currant followed by aromas of violet, vanilla, carob and cinnamon. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, plum and black currant. Rosso Avignonesi ages for 12 months in cask followed by 6 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Stewed meat with mushrooms, Roasted meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

March 2007



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Rosso di Montepulciano 2002, Avignonesi (Italy)

Rosso di Montepulciano 2002

Avignonesi (Italy)

Rosso di Montepulciano (Tuscany)
Prugnolo Gentile (80%), Canaiolo Nero (10%), Mammolo (10%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

Rosso di Montepulciano (Tuscany) This wine shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, little transparency. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of plum, black cherry and blackberry followed by aromas of blueberry, black currant, tobacco, licorice and vanilla. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, good tannins. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry and blueberry. This wine ages for 5 months in cask.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Broiled meat and barbecue, Sauteed meat with mushrooms, Stuffed pasta

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

April 2004



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Rosso di Montepulciano 2005, Avignonesi (Italy)

Rosso di Montepulciano 2005

Avignonesi (Italy)

Rosso di Montepulciano (Tuscany)
Prugnolo Gentile (80%), Canaiolo Nero (10%), Mammolo (10%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

Rosso di Montepulciano (Tuscany) This Rosso di Montepulciano shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, moderate transparency. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas that start with hints of black cherry and plum followed by aromas of blueberry, violet, vanilla, carob and tobacco. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry and plum. This Rosso di Montepulciano ages for 4 months in cask followed by 6 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Broiled meat and barbecue, Sauteed meat with mushrooms, Stuffed pasta

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

March 2007



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Vin Santo di Montepulciano 1995, Avignonesi (Italy)

Vin Santo di Montepulciano 1995

Avignonesi (Italy)

Vin Santo di Montepulciano (Tuscany)
Grechetto, Malvasia Toscana, Trebbiano Toscano
Sweet Wine Sweet Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

Vin Santo di Montepulciano (Tuscany) A wine of extraordinary magnificence. This Vin Santo di Montepulciano shows a pale mahogany color and nuances of amber yellow, little transparency. The nose reveals very intense, clean, pleasing, refined, elegant and virtually endless aromas of fig jam, raisin and honey followed by an impressive aromatic sequence of vanilla, date, tobacco, ginger, prune, almond, citrus fruit peel, nail polish, caramel, beeswax and coffee. The mouth has a perfect correspondence to the nose, a sweet and velvety attack, very smooth and thick, perfectly balanced by alcohol and a very pleasing crispness, full body, very intense flavors, of endless complexity and agreeability. The finish is very persistent, virtually endless, with very long and incredible flavors of fig jam, honey, prune, raisin and caramel. A wine of magnificent elegance, monumental. Vin Santo di Montepulciano is produced with grapes dried for 6 months and ages for 10 years in caratelli followed by 6 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 14.5%

Meditation wine

Suggested glass Bodied and Mature White Wines 16 °C
(60 °F)
(Bodied and Mature White Wines)

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Vin Santo di Montepulciano Occhio di Pernice 1995, Avignonesi (Italy)

Vin Santo di Montepulciano Occhio di Pernice 1995

Avignonesi (Italy)

Vin Santo di Montepulciano (Tuscany)
Prugnolo Gentile
Sweet Wine Sweet Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

Vin Santo di Montepulciano (Tuscany) A monumental wine, of extraordinary elegance and absolute magnificence. Vin Santo di Montepulciano Occhio di Pernice shows a deep mahogany color and nuances of mahogany, impenetrable to light. The nose reveals very intense aromas, clean, pleasing, refined, elegant, incredibly endless and an impressive opening of plum jam, fig jam and black cherry jam followed by an extraordinary and precise aromatic sequence of blackberry jam, vanilla, tobacco, coffee, cinnamon, cinchona, caramel, orange marmalade, licorice, chocolate, honey, nail polish and rhubarb. The mouth has perfect correspondence to the nose, a velvety and sweet attack, very smooth and think, perfectly balanced by alcohol and by a very pleasing crispness, full body, very intense flavors, extraordinarily agreeable and complex. The finish is very persistent, virtually endless, with very long and endless flavors of blackberry jam, black cherry jam, plum jam, fig jam and honey. A wine of rare and magnificent class and elegance, of monumental and absolute excellence. Vin Santo di Montepulciano Occhio di Pernice is produced with grapes dried for 6 months and ages for 10 years in caratelli followed by 6 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 14.5%

Meditation wine

Suggested glass Bodied and Mature White Wines 16 °C
(60 °F)
(Bodied and Mature White Wines)

Issue 51, April 2007



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Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2000, Avignonesi (Italy)

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2000

Avignonesi (Italy)

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (Tuscany)
Prugnolo Gentile (80%), Canaiolo Nero (15%), Mammolo (5%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (Tuscany) This wine shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of black cherry, violet and plum followed by aromas of blackberry, blueberry, licorice, tobacco and vanilla. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and however well balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, good tannins, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, plum and blueberry. This wine ages for 24 months in cask and for 6 months in bottle.

Alcohol: 13%

Braised and stewed meat, Roasted meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

April 2004



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Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2004, Avignonesi (Italy)

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2004

Avignonesi (Italy)

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (Tuscany)
Prugnolo Gentile (80%), Canaiolo Nero (15%), Mammolo (5%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (Tuscany) This Vino Nobile di Montepulciano shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, moderate transparency. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas that start with hints of black cherry, plum and violet followed by aromas of blueberry, blackberry, vanilla, tobacco, licorice and menthol. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, plum and blackberry. This wine ages for 18 months in cask followed by 12 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 13%

Game, Roasted meat, Braised and stewed meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

March 2007



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Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva Grandi Annate 1999, Avignonesi (Italy)

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva Grandi Annate 1999

Avignonesi (Italy)

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (Tuscany)
Prugnolo Gentile (85%), Cabernet Sauvignon (15%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (Tuscany) This wine shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, little transparency. The nose reveals good personality with intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas which start with hints of blackberry, black cherry and blueberry followed by aromas of raspberry, cyclamen, violet, black currant, plum, licorice, pink pepper, vanilla and pleasing hints of chocolate. In the mouth has very good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and however well balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, good tannins. The finish is persistent with flavors of blackberry, black cherry and plum. A well made wine. This Nobile di Montepulciano ages for 30 months in barrique and in bottle for 6 months.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Game, Roasted meat, Braised and stewed meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

Issue 19, May 2004



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Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva Grandi Annate 2003, Avignonesi (Italy)

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva Grandi Annate 2003

Avignonesi (Italy)

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (Tuscany)
Prugnolo Gentile (85%), Cabernet Sauvignon (15%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (Tuscany) This Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, moderate transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas that start with hints of blackberry, black cherry and plum followed by aromas of violet, raspberry, blueberry, cyclamen, vanilla, tobacco, bergamot, carob, licorice and pink pepper. The mouth has excellent correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, very agreeable. The finish is very persistent with long flavors of blackberry, raspberry and black cherry. A well made wine. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva Grandi Annate ages for 24 months in cask followed by 24 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 14%

Game, Roasted meat, Braised and stewed meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

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