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Cantina La Spina

Umbria (Italy)


Wines Reviewed: 6
Average Score:

Merlato 2003 Merlato 2003
Polimante della Spina 2003 Polimante della Spina 2003
Polimante della Spina 2005 Polimante della Spina 2005
Rosso Spina 2003 Rosso Spina 2003
Rosso Spina 2004 Rosso Spina 2004
Rosso Spina 2005 Rosso Spina 2005



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Merlato 2003, Cantina La Spina (Italy)

Merlato 2003

Cantina La Spina (Italy)

(Umbria)
Merlot
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Umbria) The wine shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, little transparency. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of black cherry and black currant followed by aromas of raspberry, blueberry, pomegranate, violet, plum and hints of bell pepper. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and pleasing roundness, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, good tannins, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, plum and blueberry. Merlato ages in steel tanks.

Alcohol: 13.5%

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

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

January 2005



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Polimante della Spina 2003, Cantina La Spina (Italy)

Polimante della Spina 2003

Cantina La Spina (Italy)

(Umbria)
Merlot (70%), Gamay (30%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Umbria) This wine shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aroma<s which start with hints of black cherry, black currant and plum followed by aromas of blueberry, carob, vanilla, licorice, tobacco and black pepper. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and pleasing smoothness, however well balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, good tannins, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, plum and black currant. A well made wine. Polimante della Spina ages for 11 months in barrique.

Alcohol: 13.5%

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

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

Issue 27, February 2005



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Polimante della Spina 2005, Cantina La Spina (Italy)

Polimante della Spina 2005

Cantina La Spina (Italy)

(Umbria)
Merlot (70%), Gamay (30%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Umbria) This wine shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas that start with hints of black currant, black cherry and plum followed by aromas of blueberry, vanilla, bell pepper, pink pepper, tobacco, chocolate and eucalyptus. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, black currant and plum. Polimante della Spina ages for 12 months in barrique.

Alcohol: 13.5%

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

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

Issue 52, May 2007



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Rosso Spina 2003, Cantina La Spina (Italy)

Rosso Spina 2003

Cantina La Spina (Italy)

(Umbria)
Montepulciano (90%), Merlot (5%), Gamay (5%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Umbria) Rosso Spina shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, moderate transparency. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of raspberry and cherry followed by aromas of cyclamen, rose, vanilla, licorice, carob and cinnamon. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and pleasing crispness, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, good tannins, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of raspberry and cherry. Rosso Spina ages in barrique for 11 months.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Roasted meat, Broiled meat and barbecue, Stewed meat, Hard cheese

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

Issue 27, February 2005



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Rosso Spina 2004, Cantina La Spina (Italy)

Rosso Spina 2004

Cantina La Spina (Italy)

(Umbria)
Montepulciano (90%), Merlot (5%), Gamay (5%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Umbria) Rosso Spina shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, little transparency. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas that start with hints of black cherry and plum followed by aromas of blueberry, cyclamen, vanilla, tobacco 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 black cherry, plum and blueberry. Rosso Spina ages for 12 months in barrique.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Roasted meat, Broiled meat and barbecue, Stewed meat, Hard cheese

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

April 2007



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Rosso Spina 2005, Cantina La Spina (Italy)

Rosso Spina 2005

Cantina La Spina (Italy)

(Umbria)
Montepulciano (90%), Merlot (5%), Gamay (5%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Umbria) Rosso Spina shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, little transparency. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas that start with hints of black cherry, plum and blueberry followed by aromas of violet, vanilla, rose, raspberry, 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 raspberry. Rosso Spina ages for 12 months in barrique.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Roasted meat, Broiled meat and barbecue, Stewed meat, Hard cheese

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

Issue 52, May 2007


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