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Forteto della Luja

Piedmont (Italy)


Wines Reviewed: 8
Average Score: ✧✧✧✧

Barbera d'Asti Mon Ross 2019 Barbera d'Asti Mon Ross 2019
Monferrato Rosso Le Grive 2002 Monferrato Rosso Le Grive 2002
Monferrato Rosso Le Grive 2019 Monferrato Rosso Le Grive 2019
Moscato d'Asti Canelli Piasa San Maurizio 2020 Moscato d'Asti Canelli Piasa San Maurizio 2020
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
Piemonte Brachetto Passito Pian dei Sogni 2017 Piemonte Brachetto Passito Pian dei Sogni 2017
Piemonte Moscato Secco Pasucrà 2020 Piemonte Moscato Secco Pasucrà 2020



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  Barbera d'Asti Mon Ross 2019, Forteto della Luja (Italy)  

Barbera d'Asti Mon Ross 2019

Forteto della Luja (Italy)

Barbera d'Asti (Piedmont)
Barbera
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧

Barbera d'Asti (Piedmont)
Intense ruby red and nuances of ruby red, little transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of cherry, blueberry and violet followed by aromas of cyclamen, plum, raspberry and strawberry.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing crispness.

Persistent finish with flavors of cherry, plum and raspberry.

4 months in barrique.


Alcohol: 13.5%

Pasta with meat an mushrooms, Sauteed meat, Roasted white meat, Cold cuts

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 16 °C
(60 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

July 2021



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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)

Issue 31, June 2005



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  Monferrato Rosso Le Grive 2019, Forteto della Luja (Italy)

Monferrato Rosso Le Grive 2019

Forteto della Luja (Italy)

Monferrato (Piedmont)
Barbera (85%), Pinot Nero (15%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

Monferrato (Piedmont)
Brilliant ruby red and nuances of ruby red, moderate transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of cherry, raspberry and strawberry followed by aromas of violet, rose, blueberry, plum, chocolate, cinnamon, tobacco and vanilla.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable.

Persistent finish with flavors of cherry, raspberry and plum.

10 months in cask.


Alcohol: 14.5%

Pasta with meat, Stewed meat with mushrooms, Roasted meat, Cheese

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

August 2021



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  Moscato d'Asti Canelli Piasa San Maurizio 2020, Forteto della Luja (Italy)

Moscato d'Asti Canelli Piasa San Maurizio 2020

Forteto della Luja (Italy)

Asti or Moscato d'Asti (Piedmont)
Moscato Bianco
White Wine White Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

Asti or Moscato d'Asti (Piedmont)
Intense straw yellow and nuances of straw yellow, very transparent.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of grape, peach and apricot followed by aromas of citron, white rose, broom, lychee, apple, pear, honey and sage.

Sweet and crisp attack, however balanced by alcohol, light body, intense flavors, pleasing effervescence.

Persistent finish with flavors of grape, peach and apricot.

Fermented in closed tank.


Alcohol: 5.5%

Cream desserts, Fruit desserts, Semifreddo

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

August 2021



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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: ✧✧✧✧

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)

Issue 31, June 2005



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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)

May 2005



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  Piemonte Brachetto Passito Pian dei Sogni 2017, Forteto della Luja (Italy)

Piemonte Brachetto Passito Pian dei Sogni 2017

Forteto della Luja (Italy)

(Piedmont)
Brachetto
Sweet Wine Sweet Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

(Piedmont)
Brilliant ruby red and nuances of garnet red, moderate transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of strawberry jam, raspberry jam and dried rose followed by aromas of raisin, cherry, prune, dried fig, tamarind, licorice, vanilla and nail polish.

Sweet and round attack, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing crispness.

Persistent finish with flavors of strawberry jam, raspberry jam and tamarind.

12 months in cask.


Alcohol: 9.5%

Dried fruits tarts, Fruit tarts

Suggested glass Sweet Wines 14 °C
(57 °F)
(Sweet Wines)

August 2021



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  Piemonte Moscato Secco Pasucrà 2020, Forteto della Luja (Italy)

Piemonte Moscato Secco Pasucrà 2020

Forteto della Luja (Italy)

(Piedmont)
Moscato Bianco
White Wine White Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

(Piedmont)
Brilliant golden yellow and nuances of golden yellow, very transparent.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of grape, peach and citrus fruits followed by aromas of white rose, lychee, banana, pear, apple, broom and sage.

Crisp attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable.

Persistent finish with flavors of grape, peach and lychee.

Aged in steel tanks.


Alcohol: 12.5%

Pasta and risotto with crustaceans and mushrooms, Broiled crustaceans, Sauteed white meat with mushrooms

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

July 2021


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