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Forteto della Luja

Piedmont (Italy)


Wines Reviewed: 3
Average Score:

Monferrato Rosso Le Grive 2002 Monferrato Rosso Le Grive 2002
Moscato d'Asti Piasa San Maurizio 2004 Moscato d'Asti Piasa San Maurizio 2004
Piemonte Brachetto Passito Pian dei Sogni 2002 Piemonte Brachetto Passito Pian dei Sogni 2002



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Monferrato Rosso Le Grive 2002, Forteto della Luja (Italy)

Monferrato Rosso Le Grive 2002

Forteto della Luja (Italy)

Monferrato (Piedmont)
Barbera (80%), Pinot Nero (15%), Cabernet Sauvignon (5%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

Monferrato (Piedmont) The 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 cherry, plum and violet followed by aromas of vanilla, licorice, cocoa, cinnamon, tobacco and menthol. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and pleasing crispness, however well balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, good tannins. The finish is persistent with flavors of cherry and plum. A well made wine. Monferrato Le Grive ages in cask for 6 months.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Roasted meat, Braised and stewed meat, Hard cheese

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

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Moscato d'Asti Piasa San Maurizio 2004, Forteto della Luja (Italy)

Moscato d'Asti Piasa San Maurizio 2004

Forteto della Luja (Italy)

Asti or Moscato d'Asti (Piedmont)
Moscato Bianco
Sparkling Wine Sparkling Wine Score:   Wine of the Sun - Good Value Wine (since January 2004)

Asti or Moscato d'Asti (Piedmont) The wine shows a brilliant greenish yellow color and nuances of greenish yellow, very transparent, good effervescence, fine and persistent perlage. The nose reveals good personality with intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of grape and peach followed by aromas of acacia, citrus fruits, apple, litchi, citronella, sage, pear and honey. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a sweet, crisp and effervescent attack, however balanced, light body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of grape, peach, pear and litchi. A well made wine.

Alcohol: 5.5%

Cream desserts, Fruit desserts, Semifreddo, Panettone

Suggested glass Aromatic Sweet Sparkling Wines 8 °C
(46 °F)
(Aromatic Sweet Sparkling Wines)

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Piemonte Brachetto Passito Pian dei Sogni 2002, Forteto della Luja (Italy)

Piemonte Brachetto Passito Pian dei Sogni 2002

Forteto della Luja (Italy)

(Piedmont)
Brachetto (95%), Moscato Rosa (5%)
Sweet Wine Sweet Wine Score:

(Piedmont) This Brachetto Passito shows a pale ruby red color and nuances of cherry pink, transparent. The nose reveals good personality with intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas that start with hints of rose and strawberry jam followed by aromas of raspberry, geranium, cherry, cinnamon, blueberry, grape and vanilla. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a sweet and smooth attack, pleasing crispness, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of strawberry, raspberry and cherry. A well made wine. Pian dei Sogni ferments and ages in cask.

Alcohol: 10.5%

Dried fruits and hazelnuts tarts, Fruit pies

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

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