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Le Crete

Umbria (Italy)


Wines Reviewed: 3
Average Score: ✧✧✧

Colli Amerini Malvasia Cima del Giglio 2004 Colli Amerini Malvasia Cima del Giglio 2004
Colli Amerini Rosso Superiore Petranera 2003 Colli Amerini Rosso Superiore Petranera 2003
Costa Volpara 2004 Costa Volpara 2004



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  Colli Amerini Malvasia Cima del Giglio 2004, Le Crete (Italy)

Colli Amerini Malvasia Cima del Giglio 2004

Le Crete (Italy)

Colli Amerini (Umbria)
Malvasia Bianca (90%), Trebbiano Toscano (5%), Verdello (5%)
White Wine White Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

Colli Amerini (Umbria) The wine 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, pear and plum followed by aromas of hawthorn, hazelnut, litchi, praline, honey and vanilla. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a crisp attack and pleasing smoothness, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of plum, apple and hazelnut. Cima del Giglio ages for 5-6 months in steel tanks.

Alcohol: 13%

Pasta and risotto with fish and vegetables, Broiled crustaceans and fish

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

Issue 41, May 2006



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  Colli Amerini Rosso Superiore Petranera 2003, Le Crete (Italy)

Colli Amerini Rosso Superiore Petranera 2003

Le Crete (Italy)

Colli Amerini (Umbria)
Sangiovese (70%), Merlot (10%), Barbera (10%), Other Grapes (10%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧

Colli Amerini (Umbria) 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, violet and plum followed by aromas of blueberry, vanilla, carob and cinnamon. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and pleasing roundness, however balanced by alcohol, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, plum and blueberry. Petranera ages for about 6 months in barrique followed by at least 3 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 14%

Roasted meat, Stewed meat with mushrooms, Hard cheese

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

Issue 41, May 2006



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  Costa Volpara 2004, Le Crete (Italy)  

Costa Volpara 2004

Le Crete (Italy)

(Umbria)
Sangiovese (70%), Merlot (20%), Barbera (10%)
Rose Wine Rose Wine Score: ✧✧

(Umbria) The wine shows an intense cherry pink color and nuances of onion skin pink, transparent. The nose denotes intense, clean and pleasing aromas which start with hints of strawberry and raspberry followed by aromas of cherry, plum and cyclamen. 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 raspberry and cherry. Costa Volpara ages for 6 months in steel tanks followed by at least 3 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 13%

Stuffed pasta, Roasted white meat, Roasted fish

Suggested glass Young and Crisp Rose Wines 14 °C
(57 °F)
(Young and Crisp Rose Wines)

April 2006


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