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Vallantica

Umbria (Italy)


Wines Reviewed: 13
Average Score:

Arcoleone 2006 Arcoleone 2006
Arcoleone 2007 Arcoleone 2007
Arcoleone 2008 Arcoleone 2008
Barbacane 2006 Barbacane 2006
Barbacane 2007 Barbacane 2007
Ciliegiolo 2007 Ciliegiolo 2007
Ciliegiolo 2008 Ciliegiolo 2008
Gemine 2006 Gemine 2006
Gemine 2007 Gemine 2007
Grechetto 2007 Grechetto 2007
Grechetto 2008 Grechetto 2008
Vallantica Bianco 2006 Vallantica Bianco 2006
Vallantica Rosso 2006 Vallantica Rosso 2006



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Arcoleone 2006, Vallantica (Italy)

Arcoleone 2006

Vallantica (Italy)

(Umbria)
Ciliegiolo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Umbria) Arcoleone shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, moderate transparency. The nose denotes intense, clean and pleasing aromas that start with hints of plum, black cherry and violet followed by aromas of blueberry and cyclamen. 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 and plum. Arcoleone ages in steel tanks.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Cold cuts, Stuffed pasta, Sauteed meat

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

April 2008



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Arcoleone 2007, Vallantica (Italy)

Arcoleone 2007

Vallantica (Italy)

(Umbria)
Ciliegiolo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Umbria) Arcoleone shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, moderate transparency. The nose denotes intense, clean and pleasing aromas which start with hints of black cherry, plum and raspberry followed by aromas of violet and blueberry. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors. The finish is pretty persistent with flavors of black cherry and plum. Arcoleone ages in steel tanks.

Alcohol: 14%

Cold cuts, Stuffed pasta, Sauteed meat

Suggested glass Young and Crisp White Wines 17 °C
(62 °F)
(Young and Crisp White Wines)

May 2009



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Arcoleone 2008, Vallantica (Italy)

Arcoleone 2008

Vallantica (Italy)

(Umbria)
Ciliegiolo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Umbria) Arcoleone shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, moderate transparency. The nose denotes intense, clean and pleasing aromas that start with hints of black cherry, plum and violet followed by aromas of black currant, blueberry and cyclamen. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors. The finish is pretty persistent with flavors of black cherry, plum and black currant. Arcoleone ages in steel tanks.

Alcohol: 14.5%

Cold cuts, Stuffed pasta, Sauteed meat

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

December 2010



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Barbacane 2006, Vallantica (Italy)

Barbacane 2006

Vallantica (Italy)

(Umbria)
Malvasia Bianca, Grechetto
White Wine White Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Umbria) This wine shows a pale straw yellow color and nuances of greenish yellow, very transparent. The nose denotes intense, clean and pleasing aromas which start with hints of apple, pear and hawthorn followed by aromas of hazelnut, broom 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 apple and plum. Barbacane ages in steel tanks.

Alcohol: 12%

Vegetable appetizers, Eggs, Risotto with fish

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

April 2008



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Barbacane 2007, Vallantica (Italy)

Barbacane 2007

Vallantica (Italy)

(Umbria)
Malvasia Bianca, Grechetto
White Wine White Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Umbria) Barbacane shows a pale straw yellow color and nuances of straw yellow, very transparent. The nose denotes intense, clean and pleasing aromas which start with hints of apple, plum and pear followed by aromas of hawthorn, hazelnut and peach. 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 plum and apple. Barbacane ages in steel tanks.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Vegetable appetizers, Eggs, Risotto with fish

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

May 2009



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Ciliegiolo 2007, Vallantica (Italy)

Ciliegiolo 2007

Vallantica (Italy)

(Umbria)
Ciliegiolo
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Umbria) This wine shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, moderate transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas that start with hints of cherry, plum and violet followed by aromas of strawberry, blueberry, cyclamen, raspberry, carob and menthol. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness. The finish is persistent with flavors of cherry, blueberry and plum. This Ciliegiolo ages in steel tanks.

Alcohol: 14.5%

Stuffed pasta, Broiled meat and barbecue, Sauteed meat, Cheese

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

May 2009



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Ciliegiolo 2008, Vallantica (Italy)

Ciliegiolo 2008

Vallantica (Italy)

(Umbria)
Ciliegiolo
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Umbria) This Ciliegiolo shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, moderate transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas that start with hints of cherry, plum and blueberry followed by aromas of raspberry, violet, strawberry and cyclamen. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of cherry, plum and blueberry. This Ciliegiolo ages in steel tanks.

Alcohol: 14.5%

Stuffed pasta, Broiled meat and barbecue, Sauteed meat, Cheese

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

December 2010



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Gemine 2006, Vallantica (Italy)

Gemine 2006

Vallantica (Italy)

(Umbria)
Merlot (60%), Ciliegiolo (40%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Umbria) Gemine shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, moderate 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 violet, vanilla, tobacco and pink pepper. 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, plum and black currant. Gemine ages for 12 months in barrique followed by 3 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 14%

Roasted meat, Braised and stewed meat, Hard cheese

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

April 2008



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Gemine 2007, Vallantica (Italy)

Gemine 2007

Vallantica (Italy)

(Umbria)
Merlot (60%), Ciliegiolo (40%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Umbria) Gemine shows a deep 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, plum and black currant followed by aromas of blueberry, violet, vanilla, tobacco and cocoa. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, plum and black currant. Gemine ages for 12 months in barrique followed by 3 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 14%

Roasted meat, Braised and stewed meat, Hard cheese

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

December 2010



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Grechetto 2007, Vallantica (Italy)

Grechetto 2007

Vallantica (Italy)

(Umbria)
Grechetto
White Wine White Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Umbria) This Grechetto shows an intense straw yellow color and nuances of straw yellow, very transparent. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of apple, plum and citrus fruits followed by aromas of hawthorn, pear, hazelnut and peach. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a crisp attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness. The finish is persistent with flavors of pear, apple and peach. This Grechetto ages in steel tanks.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Pasta and risotto with meat and mushrooms, Mushroom soups, Sauteed white meat

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

May 2009



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Grechetto 2008, Vallantica (Italy)

Grechetto 2008

Vallantica (Italy)

(Umbria)
Grechetto
White Wine White Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Umbria) This Grechetto shows a pale straw yellow color and nuances of greenish yellow, very transparent. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of apple, plum and citrus fruits followed by aromas of medlar, hawthorn, pear and hazelnut. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a crisp attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of apple, plum and medlar. This Grechetto ages in steel tanks.

Alcohol: 13%

Pasta and risotto with meat and mushrooms, Mushroom soups, Sauteed white meat

Suggested glass Bodied and Mature White Wines 11 °C
(51 °F)
(Bodied and Mature White Wines)

December 2010



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Vallantica Bianco 2006, Vallantica (Italy)

Vallantica Bianco 2006

Vallantica (Italy)

(Umbria)
Grechetto (60%), Malvasia Bianca (40%)
White Wine White Wine Score:

(Umbria) Vallantica Bianco shows a brilliant straw yellow color and nuances of straw yellow, very transparent. The nose reveals intense, clean and pleasing aromas that start with hints of apple, pear and hazelnut followed by aromas of hawthorn, plum, peach 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 persistent with flavors of apple and plum. Vallantica Bianco ages in steel tanks.

Alcohol: 12.5%

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

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

April 2008



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Vallantica Rosso 2006, Vallantica (Italy)

Vallantica Rosso 2006

Vallantica (Italy)

(Umbria)
Ciliegiolo (60%), Merlot (40%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Umbria) Vallantica Rosso shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, moderate transparency. The nose denotes intense, clean and pleasing aromas that start with hints of cherry, plum and violet followed by aromas of blueberry, raspberry, strawberry and cyclamen. 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 cherry, plum and raspberry. Vallantica Rosso ages in steel tanks.

Alcohol: 14%

Broiled meat and barbecue, Stewed meat with mushrooms

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

April 2008


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