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Basilium

Basilicata (Italy)


Wines Reviewed: 7
Average Score:

Aglianico del Vulture I Portali 2001 Aglianico del Vulture I Portali 2001
Aglianico del Vulture Le Gastaldie Sicone 2001 Aglianico del Vulture Le Gastaldie Sicone 2001
Aglianico del Vulture Pipoli 2001 Aglianico del Vulture Pipoli 2001
Aglianico del Vulture Valle del Trono 2000 Aglianico del Vulture Valle del Trono 2000
Greco I Portali 2002 Greco I Portali 2002
Le Gastaldie Albula 2001 Le Gastaldie Albula 2001
Riflessi Dorati 2002 Riflessi Dorati 2002



List of Producers (B)





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Aglianico del Vulture I Portali 2001, Basilium (Italy)

Aglianico del Vulture I Portali 2001

Basilium (Italy)

Aglianico del Vulture (Basilicata)
Aglianico
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

Aglianico del Vulture (Basilicata) The wine shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, moderate transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean and pleasing aromas of strawberry, cherry, raspberry, blueberry, plum and violet as well as pleasing hints of caramel. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, good balance, agreeable tannins, intense flavors and goof body. The finish is persistent with flavors of blueberry, raspberry and cherry. This Aglianico ages for 10 months in cask and for 4 months in barrique.

Alcohol: 13%

Broiled meat and barbecue, Roasted meat, Hard cheese

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

July 2003



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Aglianico del Vulture Le Gastaldie Sicone 2001, Basilium (Italy)

Aglianico del Vulture Le Gastaldie Sicone 2001

Basilium (Italy)

Aglianico del Vulture (Basilicata)
Aglianico
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

Aglianico del Vulture (Basilicata) The wine shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, moderate transparency. The nose denotes intense, pleasing, clean and elegant aromas of black cherry, strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, plum and violet followed by hints of vanilla. In the mouth had good correspondence to the nose, good balance, agreeable tannins, intense flavors and good body. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, plum and blueberry. This wine ages for 12 months in cask and for 6 months in barrique.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Broiled meat and barbecue, Roasted meat, Sauteed meat with mushrooms, Hard cheese

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

July 2003



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Aglianico del Vulture Pipoli 2001, Basilium (Italy)

Aglianico del Vulture Pipoli 2001

Basilium (Italy)

Aglianico del Vulture (Basilicata)
Aglianico
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

Aglianico del Vulture (Basilicata) The wine shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, moderate transparency. The nose reveals intense, pleasing and clean aromas of black cherry, ripe cherry, raspberry, blueberry and violet. In mouth has good correspondence to the nose, good balance, intense flavors and good body. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry and blueberry. This wine ages for 8 months in cask and for 3 months in barrique.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Pasta with meat, Sauteed meat, Hard cheese

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

July 2003



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Aglianico del Vulture Valle del Trono 2000, Basilium (Italy)

Aglianico del Vulture Valle del Trono 2000

Basilium (Italy)

Aglianico del Vulture (Basilicata)
Aglianico
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

Aglianico del Vulture (Basilicata) The wine shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, moderate transparency. The nose reveals intense, pleasing and clean aromas of black cherry, raspberry, blueberry, violet and carob followed by pleasing hints of chocolate, licorice, black pepper and tobacco. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack however balanced by alcohol, intense flavors and good body. The finish is persistent with good flavors of raspberry, black cherry and plum. This Aglianico is produced with partially dried grapes and ages in cask for 24 months.

Alcohol: 14%

Roasted meat, Braised meat with mushrooms, Hard cheese

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

Issue 11, September 2003



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Greco I Portali 2002, Basilium (Italy)

Greco I Portali 2002

Basilium (Italy)

(Basilicata)
Greco Bianco
White Wine White Wine Score:

(Basilicata) The wine shows a light straw yellow color and nuances of straw yellow, very transparent. The nose reveals pleasing, intense and clean aromas of apricot, banana, almond, apple, honey, pear and peach followed by good aromas of hawthorn, chamomile and broom. In the mouth denotes good correspondence to the nose, a slightly smooth and round attack however balanced, intense flavors and good body. The finish is persistent with flavors of pear, peach and chamomile.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Mushroom soups, Sauteed white meat, Soft cheese

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

July 2003



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Le Gastaldie Albula 2001, Basilium (Italy)

Le Gastaldie Albula 2001

Basilium (Italy)

(Basilicata)
Aglianico
White Wine White Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Basilicata) This wine, produced with Aglianico grape vinified with white wine making process, shows a brilliant greenish yellow color and nuances of greenish yellow, very transparent. The nose reveals intense and pleasing aromas with a well balanced hint of toasted wood. There can be perceived aromas of acacia, citrus fruit, banana, broom, medlar, pear, peach and vanilla. In mouth reveals good correspondence to the nose, a slightly crisp attack however balanced and intense flavors. The finish is persistent with good flavors of peach, medlar and vanilla.

Alcohol: 13%

Soft cheese, Pasta and risotto with vegetables, Eggs, Sauteed white meat

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

Issue 11, September 2003



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Riflessi Dorati 2002, Basilium (Italy)

Riflessi Dorati 2002

Basilium (Italy)

(Basilicata)
Aglianico, Greco Bianco
White Wine White Wine Score:

(Basilicata) The wine shows a light straw yellow color and nuances of greenish yellow, very transparent. The nose denotes pleasing and intense aromas of kiwi, honey, pear, candied fruit, broom and peach. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a round attack however balanced, intense flavors and good body. The finish is persistent with flavors of peach and honey. This wine is produced with Greco and Aglianico vinified in white.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Pasta and risotto with vegetables, Mushroom soups, Soft cheese

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

July 2003


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