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Alcesti

Sicily (Italy)


Wines Reviewed: 12
Average Score:

Chardonnay 2003 Chardonnay 2003
Chardonnay 2004 Chardonnay 2004
Grecanico 2003 Grecanico 2003
Grecanico 2004 Grecanico 2004
Grillo 2003 Grillo 2003
Grillo 2004 Grillo 2004
L'Isola dei Profumi Il Bianco 2003 L'Isola dei Profumi Il Bianco 2003
L'Isola dei Profumi Il Rosso 2003 L'Isola dei Profumi Il Rosso 2003
Narciso dei Poeti 2003 Narciso dei Poeti 2003
Nero d'Avola 2003 Nero d'Avola 2003
Nero d'Avola 2004 Nero d'Avola 2004
Ninfea 2003 Ninfea 2003



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Chardonnay 2003, Alcesti (Italy)

Chardonnay 2003

Alcesti (Italy)

(Sicily)
Chardonnay
White Wine White Wine Score:

(Sicily) The wine shows a brilliant straw yellow color and nuances of straw yellow, very transparent. The nose denotes clean and pleasing aromas that start with hints of hawthorn, lemon and pear followed by aromas of broom, apple and peach. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a crisp attack and however balanced, good body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is pretty persistent with flavors of apple and pear. This Chardonnay ages in steel tanks for 6 months.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Vegetables and crustaceans appetizers, Pasta and risotto with vegetables and fish, Sauteed fish

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

November 2004



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Chardonnay 2004, Alcesti (Italy)

Chardonnay 2004

Alcesti (Italy)

(Sicily)
Chardonnay
White Wine White Wine Score:

(Sicily) The 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 pear, acacia and banana followed by aromas of hawthorn, broom, apple and pineapple. 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, pear and pineapple. This Chardonnay ages for 6 months in steel tanks.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Pasta with fish, Sauteed white meat, Sauteed fish

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

October 2005



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Grecanico 2003, Alcesti (Italy)

Grecanico 2003

Alcesti (Italy)

(Sicily)
Grecanico
White Wine White Wine Score:

(Sicily) This wine shows a pale straw yellow color and nuances of greenish yellow, very transparent. The nose reveals intense, clean and pleasing aromas which start with hints of pear and hawthorn followed by aromas of peach, apple, broom and plum. In 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 apple, pear and plum. This wine ages for 6 months in steel tanks.

Alcohol: 12%

Fried fish, Sauteed fish, Pasta and risotto with fish

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

Issue 25, December 2004



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Grecanico 2004, Alcesti (Italy)

Grecanico 2004

Alcesti (Italy)

(Sicily)
Grecanico
White Wine White Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Sicily) The wine shows an intense straw yellow color and nuances of straw yellow,. very transparent. The nose denotes intense, clean and pleasing aromas that start with hints of pear and apple followed by aromas of broom, hawthorn, almond and plum. 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 plum, apple and almond. This Grecanico ages for 6 months in steel tanks.

Alcohol: 12%

Fried fish, Pasta and risotto with fish, Sauteed fish

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

October 2005



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Grillo 2003, Alcesti (Italy)

Grillo 2003

Alcesti (Italy)

(Sicily)
Grillo
White Wine White Wine Score:

(Sicily) The wine shows a brilliant greenish yellow color and nuances of greenish yellow, very transparent. The nose denotes clean and pleasing aromas which start with hints of pear and hawthorn followed by aromas of almond, apple, chamomile, pineapple and plum. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a crisp attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors. The finish is pretty persistent with flavors of apple and pear. This wine ages for 6 months in steel tanks.

Alcohol: 13%

Vegetables and crustaceans appetizers, Pasta and risotto with vegetables and fish, Sauteed fish

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

November 2004



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Grillo 2004, Alcesti (Italy)

Grillo 2004

Alcesti (Italy)

(Sicily)
Grillo
White Wine White Wine Score:

(Sicily) The 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 pear and hawthorn followed by aromas of broom, almond, apple, pineapple and peach. 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 pineapple and pear. This Grillo ages for 6 months in steel tanks.

Alcohol: 13%

Pasta and risotto with fish and vegetables, Sauteed fish

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

October 2005



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L'Isola dei Profumi Il Bianco 2003, Alcesti (Italy)

L'Isola dei Profumi Il Bianco 2003

Alcesti (Italy)

(Sicily)
Ansonica, Catarratto, Grecanico
White Wine White Wine Score:

(Sicily) The wine shows a brilliant greenish yellow color and nuances of greenish yellow, very transparent. The nose denotes clean and pleasing aromas that start with hints of peach, pear and apple followed by aromas of hawthorn, broom and litchi. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a crisp attack and however balanced, good body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is pretty persistent with flavors of pear and apple.

Alcohol: 12%

Vegetables and crustaceans appetizers, Pasta and risotto with vegetables and crustaceans

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

November 2004



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L'Isola dei Profumi Il Rosso 2003, Alcesti (Italy)

L'Isola dei Profumi Il Rosso 2003

Alcesti (Italy)

(Sicily)
Nero d'Avola
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Sicily) The wine shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, moderate transparency. The nose denotes clean and pleasing aromas which start with hints of cherry and raspberry followed by aromas of blueberry, plum and cyclamen. 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 black cherry and blueberry.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Sauteed meat, Stuffed pasta

Suggested glass Young Red Wines 17 °C
(62 °F)
(Young Red Wines)

November 2004



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Narciso dei Poeti 2003, Alcesti (Italy)

Narciso dei Poeti 2003

Alcesti (Italy)

(Sicily)
Nero d'Avola, Cabernet Sauvignon
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Sicily) This wine shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, moderate transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of blackberry and plum followed by aromas of black cherry, violet, vanilla, licorice, carob and tobacco. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of plum and blackberry. Narciso dei Poeti ages for 6 months in barrique.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Stewed and braised meat with mushrooms, Roasted meat, Hard cheese

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

Issue 35, November 2005



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Nero d'Avola 2003, Alcesti (Italy)

Nero d'Avola 2003

Alcesti (Italy)

(Sicily)
Nero d'Avola
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Sicily) This wine shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, moderate transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean and pleasing aromas which start with hints of plum and blackberry followed by aromas of black cherry, blueberry, violet, carob and licorice. 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 black cherry. This Nero d'Avola ages in barrique for 6 months.

Alcohol: 13%

Roasted meat, Stewed meat, Hard cheese

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

Issue 25, December 2004



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Nero d'Avola 2004, Alcesti (Italy)

Nero d'Avola 2004

Alcesti (Italy)

(Sicily)
Nero d'Avola
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Sicily) The wine shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, moderate transparency. The nose denotes intense, clean and pleasing aromas that start with hints of cherry and blackberry followed by aromas of raspberry, plum, violet and carob. 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 cherry and plum. This Nero d'Avola ages for 6 months in cask.

Alcohol: 13%

Roasted meat, Stewed meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Young Red Wines 17 °C
(62 °F)
(Young Red Wines)

October 2005



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Ninfea 2003, Alcesti (Italy)

Ninfea 2003

Alcesti (Italy)

(Sicily)
Chardonnay, Grillo
White Wine White Wine Score:

(Sicily) This wine shows a brilliant straw yellow color and nuances of greenish yellow, very transparent. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of hazelnut, banana and grapefruit followed by aromas of acacia, hawthorn, passion fruit, apple, yeast, toasted, vanilla and praline. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a crisp attack and pleasing smoothness, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of banana, hazelnut and grapefruit. The Grillo grape used for the production of Ninfea ages for 6 months in steel tanks whereas the Chardonnay ages for 6 months in cask.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Stuffed pasta, Roasted fish, Roasted white meat

Suggested glass Bodied and Mature White Wines 11 °C
(51 °F)
(Bodied and Mature White Wines)

Issue 35, November 2005


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