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Vinci Vini

Sicily (Italy)


Wines Reviewed: 3
Average Score:

Calicanto 2002 Calicanto 2002
Lithos Nero d'Avola 2001 Lithos Nero d'Avola 2001
Zibibbo Vigna Moresca Zibibbo Vigna Moresca



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Calicanto 2002, Vinci Vini (Italy)

Calicanto 2002

Vinci Vini (Italy)

(Sicily)
Grapes: Moscato d'Alessandria
White Wine White Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Sicily) The wine shows a brilliant straw yellow color and nuances of straw yellow, very transparent. The nose reveals a clean aromatic hint of grape as well as intense, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas of candied fruit, apricot, pear, peach, plum, gooseberry, yellow rose and citrus fruit peel followed by pleasing hints of melon, rosemary and sage. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly dry attack however balanced, intense flavors and good body. The finish is persistent with pleasing flavors of peach, plum and gooseberry.

Alcohol: 13%
Food match: Sauteed meat with mushrooms, Truffle, Pasta and risotto with meat

Suggested glass Young and Crisp White Wines Suggested serving temperature: 11 °C (51 °F)
(Young and Crisp White Wines)

November 2003



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Lithos Nero d'Avola 2001, Vinci Vini (Italy)

Lithos Nero d'Avola 2001

Vinci Vini (Italy)

(Sicily)
Grapes: Nero d'Avola
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Sicily) The wine shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and elegant aromas of black cherry, blueberry, plum and violet followed by pleasing hints of carob, licorice, black pepper and vanilla. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, good balance with tannins in good evidence, good body and intense flavors. The finish is persistent with good flavors of plum, black cherry and blueberry. A well made wine. Lithos ages for at least 6 months in barrique followed by at least 2 months in bottle.

Alcohol: 13.5%
Food match: Broiled meat and barbecue, Roasted meat, Stewed meat with mushrooms, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines Suggested serving temperature: 17 °C (62 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

Issue 14, December 2003



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Zibibbo Vigna Moresca, Vinci Vini (Italy)

Zibibbo Vigna Moresca

Vinci Vini (Italy)

(Sicily)
Grapes: Moscato d'Alessandria
Fortified Wine Fortified Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Sicily) The wine shows an intense straw yellow color and nuances of golden yellow, very transparent. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas of raisin, dried apricot, candied fruit, fig jam, almond, orange marmalade and citrus fruit peel followed by a pleasing aroma of caramel. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly alcoholic and round attack however balanced, intense flavors, good body and pleasing sweetness. The finish is persistent with good flavors of raisin and fig jam. This Zibibbo ages in bottle for at least 2 months.

Alcohol: 16%
Food match: Hard and piquant cheese, Confectionery, Dried fruit tarts

Suggested glass Sweet Wines Suggested serving temperature: 13 °C (55 °F)
(Sweet Wines)

Issue 14, December 2003


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