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Valle dell'Asso

Apulia (Italy)


Wines Reviewed: 9
Average Score:

Galatina Bianco 2005 Galatina Bianco 2005
Galatina Bianco Dracma 2005 Galatina Bianco Dracma 2005
Galatina Negramaro 2003 Galatina Negramaro 2003
Galatina Rosato 2005 Galatina Rosato 2005
Galatina Rosso 2003 Galatina Rosso 2003
Il Macaro Il Macaro
Piromafo 2001 Piromafo 2001
Primitivo Terra San Giovanni 2001 Primitivo Terra San Giovanni 2001
Salice Salentino Rosso 2003 Salice Salentino Rosso 2003



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Galatina Bianco 2005, Valle dell'Asso (Italy)

Galatina Bianco 2005

Valle dell'Asso (Italy)

Galatina (Apulia)
Chardonnay
White Wine White Wine Score:

Galatina (Apulia) The wine shows a brilliant greenish yellow color and nuances of greenish yellow, very transparent. The nose denotes intense, clean and pleasing aromas which start with hints of pear, apple and anise followed by aromas of banana, hawthorn and broom. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a crisp attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors. The finish is pretty persistent with flavors of apple and pear. This Galatina Bianco ages for 4 months in steel tanks followed by 2 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Aperitifs, vegetables and crustaceans appetizers, Pasta and risotto with fish

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

October 2006



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Galatina Bianco Dracma 2005, Valle dell'Asso (Italy)

Galatina Bianco Dracma 2005

Valle dell'Asso (Italy)

Galatina (Apulia)
Chardonnay
White Wine White Wine Score:

Galatina (Apulia) This Galatina Bianco shows a brilliant straw yellow color and nuances of straw yellow, very transparent. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas that start with hints of apple, pear and hawthorn followed by aromas of pineapple, broom, plum and vanilla. The mouth has good correspondence to the mouth, a crisp attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of apple, pear and plum. This wine ages for 6 months in barrique followed by 2 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Pasta and risotto with fish and crustaceans, Sauteed crustaceans

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

October 2006



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Galatina Negramaro 2003, Valle dell'Asso (Italy)

Galatina Negramaro 2003

Valle dell'Asso (Italy)

Galatina (Apulia)
Negroamaro
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

Galatina (Apulia) This wine shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, moderate transparency. The nose denotes intense, clean and pleasing aromas which start with hints of black cherry, plum and blueberry followed by aromas of carob, menthol and tobacco. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of plum and black cherry. This Negroamaro ages in steel tanks.

Alcohol: 13%

Roasted meat, Broiled meat and barbecue, Stewed meat

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

October 2006



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Galatina Rosato 2005, Valle dell'Asso (Italy)

Galatina Rosato 2005

Valle dell'Asso (Italy)

Galatina (Apulia)
Negroamaro
Rose Wine Rose Wine Score:

Galatina (Apulia) This Galatina Rosato shows an intense cherry pink color and nuances of cherry pink, transparent. The nose denotes intense, clean and pleasing aromas that start with hints of cherry, raspberry and strawberry followed by aromas of cyclamen, peach and rose. 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 cherry and raspberry. This wine ages for at least 4 months in steel tanks and for 2 months in bottle.

Alcohol: 13%

Pasta with meat, Roasted fish, Roasted white meat, Dairy products

Suggested glass Young and Crisp Rose Wines 12 °C
(53 °F)
(Young and Crisp Rose Wines)

October 2006



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Galatina Rosso 2003, Valle dell'Asso (Italy)

Galatina Rosso 2003

Valle dell'Asso (Italy)

Galatina (Apulia)
Negroamaro (70%), Primitivo (30%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

Galatina (Apulia) The wine shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of brick red, moderate transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean and pleasing aromas that start with hints of plum, black cherry and raspberry followed by aromas of blackberry, cyclamen and carob. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and appreciable crispness, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of plum, black cherry and blackberry. This Galatina Rosso ages in steel tanks.

Alcohol: 13%

Broiled meat and barbecue, Stewed meat

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

October 2006



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Il Macaro, Valle dell'Asso (Italy)

Il Macaro

Valle dell'Asso (Italy)

(Apulia)
Aleatico, Malvasia Nera
Sweet Wine Sweet Wine Score:

(Apulia) Il Macaro shows an intense garnet red color and nuances of brick red, moderate transparency. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of raisin, plum jam and fig jam followed by aromas of black cherry jam, caramel, date, vanilla, dried violet, tobacco and licorice. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and pleasing sweetness, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of plum jam and black cherry jam. Il Macaro ages for 6 years in cask followed by 6 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 15%

Fruit tarts, Piquant cheese

Suggested glass Sweet Wines 16 °C
(60 °F)
(Sweet Wines)

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Piromafo 2001, Valle dell'Asso (Italy)

Piromafo 2001

Valle dell'Asso (Italy)

(Apulia)
Negroamaro
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Apulia) Piromafo shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of brick red, moderate transparency. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of black cherry, plum and blackberry followed by aromas of violet, tobacco, vanilla, undergrowth, licorice, pink pepper, carob and menthol. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, plum and blackberry. Piromafo ages for 12 months in cask followed by 6 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 14.5%

Roasted meat, Braised and stewed meat with mushrooms, Hard cheese

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

Issue 46, November 2006



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Primitivo Terra San Giovanni 2001, Valle dell'Asso (Italy)

Primitivo Terra San Giovanni 2001

Valle dell'Asso (Italy)

(Apulia)
Primitivo
Red Wine Red Wine Score:   Wine of the Sun - Good Value Wine (since January 2004)

(Apulia) The wine shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of brick red, moderate transparency. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas that start with hints of black cherry, violet and plum followed by aromas of blackberry, licorice, raspberry, carob, cinnamon and leather. 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 cherry, plum and raspberry. This Primitivo ages for 12 months in steel tanks followed by 6 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Roasted meat, Stewed meat with mushrooms, Hard cheese

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

October 2006



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Salice Salentino Rosso 2003, Valle dell'Asso (Italy)

Salice Salentino Rosso 2003

Valle dell'Asso (Italy)

Salice Salentino (Apulia)
Negroamaro, Malvasia Nera
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category  Wine of the Sun - Good Value Wine (since January 2004)

Salice Salentino (Apulia) The wine shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, moderate transparency. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of black cherry, plum and blackberry followed by aromas of blueberry, violet, carob and leather. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry and plum. This Salice Salentino ages in steel tanks.

Alcohol: 13%

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

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

October 2006


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