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Il Calepino

Lombardy (Italy)


Wines Reviewed: 5
Average Score: ✧✧✧
 

Il Calepino Brut Oro 2000 Il Calepino Brut Oro 2000
Il Calepino Riserva di Fra Ambrogio 1997 Il Calepino Riserva di Fra Ambrogio 1997
Valcalepio Bianco Selezione 2003 Valcalepio Bianco Selezione 2003
Valcalepio Rosso Selezione 2001 Valcalepio Rosso Selezione 2001
Valcalepio Rosso Surie 2000 Valcalepio Rosso Surie 2000



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  Il Calepino Brut Oro 2000, Il Calepino (Italy)  

Il Calepino Brut Oro 2000

Il Calepino (Italy)

(Lombardy)
Chardonnay, Pinot Nero
Sparkling Wine Sparkling Wine Score: ✧✧✧

(Lombardy) The wine shows a pale straw yellow color and nuances of greenish yellow, fine and persistent perlage, good effervescence. The nose reveals clean and pleasing aromas that start with hints of pear, apple and pineapple followed by aromas of broom, banana, yeast, brioche and grapefruit. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, an effervescent and crisp attack however balanced, good body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of pear, apple and banana. This sparkling wine is produced with the classic method and ages on yeasts for 36 months.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Crustaceans, Pasta and risotto with fish, Vegetables and mushrooms soups

Suggested glass Mature and Vintage Classic Method Sparkling Wines 9 °C
(48 °F)
(Mature and Vintage Classic Method Sparkling Wines)

May 2004



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  Il Calepino Riserva di Fra Ambrogio 1997, Il Calepino (Italy)

Il Calepino Riserva di Fra Ambrogio 1997

Il Calepino (Italy)

(Lombardy)
Chardonnay, Pinot Nero
Sparkling Wine Sparkling Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

(Lombardy) This wine shows an intense straw yellow color and nuances of golden yellow, fine and persistent perlage, good effervescence. The nose denotes intense, clean and pleasing aromas which start with hints of apple and banana followed by aromas of hawthorn, yeast, bread crust, brioche, litchi, toasted bread and hints of butter and grapefruit. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, an effervescent and crisp attack however balanced, good body, intense flavors, pleasing. The finish is persistent with flavors of apple and banana. This sparkling wine is produced with the classic method and ages on yeasts for 60 months.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Crustaceans, Roasted fish, Pasta and risotto with fish and crustaceans

Suggested glass Mature and Vintage Classic Method Sparkling Wines 11 °C
(51 °F)
(Mature and Vintage Classic Method Sparkling Wines)

Issue 20, June 2004



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  Valcalepio Bianco Selezione 2003, Il Calepino (Italy)  

Valcalepio Bianco Selezione 2003

Il Calepino (Italy)

Valcalepio (Lombardy)
Chardonnay (70%), Pinot Grigio (30%)
White Wine White Wine Score: ✧✧✧

Valcalepio (Lombardy) The wine shows an intense greenish yellow color and nuances of greenish yellow, very transparent. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of pear and pineapple followed by aromas of acacia, apple, litchi and hints of mineral. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a crisp attack and however balanced, good body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of pear and pineapple.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Vegetables and mushrooms soups, Pasta and risotto with vegetables and crustaceans

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

May 2004



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  Valcalepio Rosso Selezione 2001, Il Calepino (Italy)  

Valcalepio Rosso Selezione 2001

Il Calepino (Italy)

Valcalepio (Lombardy)
Merlot (50%), Cabernet Sauvignon (50%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧

Valcalepio (Lombardy) This wine shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, moderate transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean and pleasing aromas which start with hints of black cherry and blueberry followed by aromas of pomegranate, plum, licorice, cyclamen and hints of toasted wood. In 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 plum and blueberry.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Roasted meat, Broiled meat and barbecue, Stewed meat

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

May 2004



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  Valcalepio Rosso Surie 2000, Il Calepino (Italy)  

Valcalepio Rosso Surie 2000

Il Calepino (Italy)

Valcalepio (Lombardy)
Merlot (50%), Cabernet Sauvignon (50%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧

Valcalepio (Lombardy) The wine 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, licorice, violet, tobacco, vanilla and hints of cocoa. 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, black cherry and blueberry. This wine ages for 7 months in barrique.

Alcohol: 12%

Roasted meat, Broiled meat and barbecue, Stewed meat

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

Issue 20, June 2004


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