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La Calonica

Tuscany (Italy)


Wines Reviewed: 7
Average Score: ✧✧✧✧

Cortona Sangiovese 2006 Cortona Sangiovese 2006
Cortona Sangiovese Girifalco 2005 Cortona Sangiovese Girifalco 2005
Rosso di Montepulciano 2007 Rosso di Montepulciano 2007
Signorelli 2003 Signorelli 2003
Vin Santo di Montepulciano 1998 Vin Santo di Montepulciano 1998
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2005 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2005
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva 2004 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva 2004



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  Cortona Sangiovese 2006, La Calonica (Italy)  

Cortona Sangiovese 2006

La Calonica (Italy)

Cortona (Tuscany)
Sangiovese (85%), Syrah (15%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧

Cortona (Tuscany) Cortona Sangiovese 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 cherry, plum and raspberry followed by aromas of violet, vanilla and carob. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing crispness. The finish is persistent with flavors of cherry, plum and raspberry. Cortona Sangiovese ages in steel tanks and cask.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Stuffed pasta with mushrooms, Stewed meat, Broiled meat and barbecue

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

June 2008



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  Cortona Sangiovese Girifalco 2005, La Calonica (Italy)

Cortona Sangiovese Girifalco 2005

La Calonica (Italy)

Cortona (Tuscany)
Sangiovese (85%), Merlot (8%), Cabernet Sauvignon (7%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

Cortona (Tuscany) Cortona Sangiovese Girifalco shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of plum, black cherry and black currant followed by aromas of blackberry, vanilla, tobacco, mace, eucalyptus, chocolate, black pepper and leather. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundnedd. The finish is persistent with flavors of plum, black cherry and blackberry. Cortona Sangiovese Girifalco ages for 12 months in barrique followed by 12 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Roasted meat, Game, Stewed and braised meat, Hard cheese

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

june 2008



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  Rosso di Montepulciano 2007, La Calonica (Italy)  

Rosso di Montepulciano 2007

La Calonica (Italy)

Rosso di Montepulciano (Tuscany)
Sangiovese (80%), Canaiolo Nero (20%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧

Rosso di Montepulciano (Tuscany) This Rosso di Montepulciano shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, moderate transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean and pleasing aromas that start with hints of plum, black cherry and blackberry followed by aromas of violet, vanilla and cinnamon. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing crispness. The finish is persistent with flavors of plum, black cherry and blackberry. This Rosso di Montepulciano ages for 4 months in cask.

Alcohol: 12.5%

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

Suggested glass Young Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Young Red Wines)

June 2008



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  Signorelli 2003, La Calonica (Italy)

Signorelli 2003

La Calonica (Italy)

(Tuscany)
Merlot
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

(Tuscany) Signorelli shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas which start with hints of black cherry, black currant and plum followed by aromas of blackberry, violet, vanilla, pink pepper, chocolate, cinnamon, leather and menthol. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness. The finish is persistent with flavors by black cherry, plum and black currant. A well made wine. Signorelli ages for 16 months in barrique followed by 12 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 14%

Game, Roasted meat, Braised and stewed meat, Hard cheese

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

June 2008



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  Vin Santo di Montepulciano 1998, La Calonica (Italy)

Vin Santo di Montepulciano 1998

La Calonica (Italy)

Vin Santo di Montepulciano (Tuscany)
Malvasia Bianca (70%), Trebbiano Toscano (20%), Grechetto (10%)
Sweet Wine Sweet Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

Vin Santo di Montepulciano (Tuscany) This Vin Santo di Montepulciano shows a brilliant amber yellow color and nuances of amber yellow, transparent. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of raisin, dried fig and almond followed by aromas of honey, candied fruit, citrus fruit peel, quince jam, peach jam, nail polish and vanilla. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a sweet and round attack, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing crispness. The finish is persistent with flavors of raisin, honey and dried fig. This Vin Santo di Montepulciano ages for 3 years in small oak barrels.

Alcohol: 15%

Jam tarts, Confectionery

Suggested glass Sweet Wines 15 °C
(59 °F)
(Sweet Wines)

June 2008



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  Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2005, La Calonica (Italy)

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2005

La Calonica (Italy)

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (Tuscany)
Sangiovese (95%), Canaiolo Nero (5%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (Tuscany) Vino Nobile di Montepulciano shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, moderate transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas that start with hints of black cherry, plum and violet followed by aromas of raspberry, strawberry, vanilla, tobacco, cocoa, clover, mace and menthol. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, plum and raspberry. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano ages for more than 24 months in barrique.

Alcohol: 13%

Game, Roasted meat, Stewed and braised meat with mushrooms, Hard cheese

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

June 2008



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  Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva 2004, La Calonica (Italy)

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva 2004

La Calonica (Italy)

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (Tuscany)
Sangiovese (90%), Canaiolo Nero (5%), Merlot (5%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (Tuscany) Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of black cherry, plum and blueberry followed by aromas of violet, vanilla, cocoa, cinnamon, tobacco, clover and menthol. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, plum and blueberry. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva ages in cask for 36 months followed by 6 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Game, Roasted meat, Braised and stewed meat, Hard cheese

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

June 2008


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