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Spadafora

Sicily (Italy)


Wines Reviewed: 7
Average Score:

Don Pietro Bianco 2004 Don Pietro Bianco 2004
Don Pietro Rosso 2003 Don Pietro Rosso 2003
Monreale Bianco Alhambra 2004 Monreale Bianco Alhambra 2004
Monreale Syrah 2004 Monreale Syrah 2004
Schietto Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 Schietto Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
Schietto Syrah 2002 Schietto Syrah 2002
Sole dei Padri 2002 Sole dei Padri 2002



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Don Pietro Bianco 2004, Spadafora (Italy)

Don Pietro Bianco 2004

Spadafora (Italy)

(Sicily)
Grillo, Inzolia, Catarratto
White Wine White Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

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

Alcohol: 13.5%

Pasta and risotto with fish and crustaceans, Fried fish, Sauteed white meat

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

September 2005



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Don Pietro Rosso 2003, Spadafora (Italy)

Don Pietro Rosso 2003

Spadafora (Italy)

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

(Sicily) This wine shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas that start with hints of black cherry, black currant and plum followed by aromas of violet, bell pepper, vanilla, licorice and eucalyptus. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and good roundness, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, good tannins. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, black currant and plum. Don Pietro Rosso ages for 10 months in cement tanks and a part in barrique, followed by at least 6 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 14%

Roasted meat, Stewed meat with mushrooms, Hard cheese

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

September 2005



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Monreale Bianco Alhambra 2004, Spadafora (Italy)

Monreale Bianco Alhambra 2004

Spadafora (Italy)

Monreale (Sicily)
Inzolia, Catarratto
White Wine White Wine Score:   Wine of the Sun - Good Value Wine (since January 2004)

Monreale (Sicily) This wine shows a brilliant greenish yellow color and nuances of greenish yellow, very transparent. The nose denotes intense, clean and pleasing aromas that start with hints of pear, pineapple and hawthorn followed by aromas of broom, apple, peach 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 pear, apple and pineapple. This wine ages for 6 months in steel tanks.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Fish appetizers, Pasta and risotto with fish and crustaceans, Boiled fish

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

September 2005



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Monreale Syrah 2004, Spadafora (Italy)

Monreale Syrah 2004

Spadafora (Italy)

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

Monreale (Sicily) The wine shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of black cherry and plum followed by aromas of raspberry, blackberry, blueberry, violet, licorice and vanilla. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic and good roundness, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, good tannins. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry and plum. This wine ages for 4 months in cement tanks followed by at least 2 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Broiled meat, Sauteed meat with mushrooms, Stuffed pasta

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

September 2005



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Schietto Cabernet Sauvignon 2002, Spadafora (Italy)

Schietto Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Spadafora (Italy)

(Sicily)
Cabernet Sauvignon
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Sicily) This wine shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of black cherry, plum and black currant followed by aromas of blueberry, violet, licorice, vanilla, tobacco, cocoa, eucalyptus and mace. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and pleasing roundness, however balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, good tannins. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, plum and black currant. A well made wine. This Cabernet Sauvignon ages for 12 months in barrique followed by 6 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 14.5%

Game, Roasted meat, Stewed and braised meat, Hard cheese

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

Issue 34, October 2005



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Schietto Syrah 2002, Spadafora (Italy)

Schietto Syrah 2002

Spadafora (Italy)

(Sicily)
Syrah
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Sicily) This Syrah shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined which start with hints of black cherry, plum and black currant followed by aromas of violet, vanilla, black pepper, licorice and cocoa. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and good roundness, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, good tannins. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, plum and black currant. This Syrah ages for 12 months in barrique followed by 6 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 14%

Roasted meat, Broiled meat and barbecue, Stewed meat with mushrooms

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

September 2005



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Sole dei Padri 2002, Spadafora (Italy)

Sole dei Padri 2002

Spadafora (Italy)

(Sicily)
Syrah
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Sicily) This Syrah shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant which start with aromas of black cherry, plum and blueberry followed by aromas of black currant, blackberry, violet, vanilla, licorice, black pepper, cocoa, eucalyptus and menthol. The mouth has correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, full body, pleasing roundness, intense flavors, good tannins. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, plum and blueberry. A well made wine. Sole dei Padri ages for 12 months in barrique followed by 10 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 14%

Game, Roasted meat, Stewed and braised meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

Issue 34, October 2005


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