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Attilio Contini

Sardinia (Italy)


Wines Reviewed: 6
Average Score:

Barrile 2000 Barrile 2000
Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva 'Inu 2001 Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva 'Inu 2001
Karmis 2004 Karmis 2004
Nieddera 2003 Nieddera 2003
Vermentino di Sardegna Tyrsos 2004 Vermentino di Sardegna Tyrsos 2004
Vernaccia di Oristano 1993 Vernaccia di Oristano 1993



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Barrile 2000, Attilio Contini (Italy)

Barrile 2000

Attilio Contini (Italy)

(Sardinia)
Nieddera, Caddiu
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Sardinia) This wine shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of garnet 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, blackberry, vanilla, licorice, cocoa, cinnamon, tobacco and hints of menthol. 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. A well made wine. Barrile ages for 10-12 months in barrique followed by at least 6 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 14%

Roasted meat, Game, 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 30, May 2005



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Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva 'Inu 2001, Attilio Contini (Italy)

Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva 'Inu 2001

Attilio Contini (Italy)

Cannonau di Sardegna (Sardinia)
Cannonau
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

Cannonau di Sardegna (Sardinia) This wine shows a brilliant 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, plum and blueberry followed by aromas of violet, black currant, blackberry, vanilla, licorice and hints of eucalyptus. 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, plum and blueberry. This Cannonau ages for 12 months in barrique followed by at least 6 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 14%

Roasted meat, Braised and stewed meat, Hard cheese

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

April 2005



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Karmis 2004, Attilio Contini (Italy)

Karmis 2004

Attilio Contini (Italy)

(Sardinia)
Vernaccia di Oristano
White Wine White Wine Score:

(Sardinia) The wine shows an intense straw yellow color and nuances of golden yellow, very transparent. The nose denotes intense, clean and pleasing aromas which start with hints of pear and hawthorn followed by aromas of pineapple, almond, apple and plum. 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. Part of this wine ages in barrique.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Pasta with meat, Sauteed white meat, Broiled fish

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

April 2005



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Nieddera 2003, Attilio Contini (Italy)

Nieddera 2003

Attilio Contini (Italy)

(Sardinia)
Nieddera
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Sardinia) This wine shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, little transparency. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of black cherry, plum and black currant followed by aromas of blueberry, violet, vanilla, tobacco, licorice and eucalyptus. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, good tannins. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, plum and blueberry. Part of this wine ages for 8-12 months in barrique.

Alcohol: 14%

Roasted meat, Braised and stewed meat, Hard cheese

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

April 2005



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Vermentino di Sardegna Tyrsos 2004, Attilio Contini (Italy)

Vermentino di Sardegna Tyrsos 2004

Attilio Contini (Italy)

Vermentino di Sardegna (Sardinia)
Vermentino
White Wine White Wine Score:

Vermentino di Sardegna (Sardinia) The wine shows a brilliant straw yellow color and nuances of straw yellow, very transparent. The nose denotes intense, clean and pleasing aromas which start with hints of pear, apple and hawthorn followed by aromas of broom, almond, 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 persistent with flavors of apple, almond and plum. This Vermentino ages in steel tanks.

Alcohol: 13%

Vegetables and fish appetizers, Fried fish, Risotto with fish and crustaceans

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

April 2005



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Vernaccia di Oristano 1993, Attilio Contini (Italy)

Vernaccia di Oristano 1993

Attilio Contini (Italy)

Vernaccia di Oristano (Sardinia)
Vernaccia di Oristano
White Wine White Wine Score:

Vernaccia di Oristano (Sardinia) The wine shows an intense amber yellow color and nuances of amber yellow, transparent. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of almond and dried fig followed by aromas of honey, walnut, orange marmalade, caramel, date, licorice, lavender and hints of enamel. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly crisp attack and pleasing smoothness, however balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of dried fig, almond, date and honey. This Vernaccia di Oristano ages in oak and chestnut casks for 10 years.

Alcohol: 15%

Almond desserts, Mullet botargo, Roasted fish, Roasted meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied and Mature White Wines 14 °C
(57 °F)
(Bodied and Mature White Wines)

Issue 30, May 2005


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