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Bellaria

Lombardy (Italy)


Wines Reviewed: 3
Average Score:

Bricco Sturnel 1999 Bricco Sturnel 1999
La Macchia 2000 La Macchia 2000
Oltrepo Pavese Barbera Olmetto 2001 Oltrepo Pavese Barbera Olmetto 2001



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Bricco Sturnel 1999, Bellaria (Italy)

Bricco Sturnel 1999

Bellaria (Italy)

(Lombardy)
Cabernet Sauvignon (80%), Barbera (20%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Lombardy) The wine shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas which start with hints of plum and blueberry followed by aromas of black cherry, black currant, blackberry, violet, vanilla, licorice, tobacco, carob, mace, pink pepper 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. The finish is persistent with flavors of plum and black cherry. A well made wine. Bricco Sturnel ages for 20 months in barrique followed by at least 12 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 13%

Game, Roasted meat, 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 38, February 2006



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La Macchia 2000, Bellaria (Italy)

La Macchia 2000

Bellaria (Italy)

(Lombardy)
Merlot
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Lombardy) The 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 cherry, black currant and plum followed by aromas of violet, vanilla, licorice, eucalyptus, tobacco, pink pepper and cocoa. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry and plum. La Macchia ages for 24 months in barrique followed by at least 12 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Roasted meat, 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 38, February 2006



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Oltrepo Pavese Barbera Olmetto 2001, Bellaria (Italy)

Oltrepo Pavese Barbera Olmetto 2001

Bellaria (Italy)

Oltrepo Pavese (Lombardy)
Barbera (85%), Croatina, Uva Rara (15%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

Oltrepo Pavese (Lombardy) The wine 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, raspberry, violet, vanilla and licorice. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and pleasing crispness, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, plum and blueberry. Part of this wine ages in cask.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Broiled meat and barbecue, Roasted meat, Stewed meat

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

January 2006


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