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Francone

Piedmont (Italy)


Wines Reviewed: 6
Average Score: ✧✧✧✧

Barbaresco I Patriarchi 2018 Barbaresco I Patriarchi 2018
Barbera d'Alba Superiore I Patriarchi 2019 Barbera d'Alba Superiore I Patriarchi 2019
Dolcetto d'Alba Menturin 2020 Dolcetto d'Alba Menturin 2020
Langhe Nascetta Leonina 2020 Langhe Nascetta Leonina 2020
Moscato d'Asti Poderi Gallina 2021 Moscato d'Asti Poderi Gallina 2021
Valsellera Brut Rosť Valsellera Brut Rosť



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  Barbaresco I Patriarchi 2018, Francone (Italy)

Barbaresco I Patriarchi 2018

Francone (Italy)

Barbaresco (Piedmont)
Nebbiolo
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

Barbaresco (Piedmont)
Brilliant ruby red and nuances of garnet red, moderate transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of cherry, plum and raspberry followed by aromas of violet, rose, cinnamon, chocolate, tobacco, vanilla and menthol.

Tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, pleasing crispness.

Persistent finish with flavors of cherry, plum and raspberry.

30 months in cask.


Alcohol: 14.5%

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

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

February 2022



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  Barbera d'Alba Superiore I Patriarchi 2019, Francone (Italy)

Barbera d'Alba Superiore I Patriarchi 2019

Francone (Italy)

Barbera d'Alba (Piedmont)
Barbera
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

Barbera d'Alba (Piedmont)
Intense ruby red and nuances of ruby red, little transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of cherry, plum and violet followed by aromas of carnation, raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, tobacco, vanilla and menthol.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing crispness.

Persistent finish with flavors of cherry, plum and raspberry.

12 months in cask and barrique.


Alcohol: 14.5%

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

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

February 2022



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  Dolcetto d'Alba Menturin 2020, Francone (Italy)  

Dolcetto d'Alba Menturin 2020

Francone (Italy)

Dolcetto d'Alba (Piedmont)
Dolcetto
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧

Dolcetto d'Alba (Piedmont)
Intense ruby red and nuances of purple red, little transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of cherry, blueberry and raspberry followed by aromas of violet, geranium, blackberry, plum and almond.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing crispness.

Persistent finish with flavors of cherry, blueberry and raspberry.

Aged in steel tanks.


Alcohol: 13%

Cold cuts, Meat appetizers, Pasta with meat and mushrooms, Sauteed meat with mushrooms

Suggested glass Young Red Wines 16 °C
(60 °F)
(Young Red Wines)

February 2022



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  Langhe Nascetta Leonina 2020, Francone (Italy)  

Langhe Nascetta Leonina 2020

Francone (Italy)

Langhe (Piedmont)
Nascetta
White Wine White Wine Score: ✧✧✧

Langhe (Piedmont)
Brilliant straw yellow and nuances of straw yellow, very transparent.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of apple, plum and hawthorn followed by aromas of broom, wisteria, pineapple, peach and pear.

Crisp attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable.

Persistent finish with flavors of apple, plum and pineapple.

5 months in steel tanks.


Alcohol: 13%

Vegetable and fish appetizers, Risotto with crustaceans and vegetables, Sauteed fish, Dairy products

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

February 2022



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  Moscato d'Asti Poderi Gallina 2021, Francone (Italy)

Moscato d'Asti Poderi Gallina 2021

Francone (Italy)

Asti or Moscato d'Asti (Piedmont)
Moscato Bianco
White Wine White Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

Asti or Moscato d'Asti (Piedmont)
Pale greenish yellow and nuances of greenish yellow, very transparent.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of grape, peach and banana followed by aromas of white rose, broom, green apple, apricot, lychee, pear, citron and sage.

Sweet and crisp attack, however balanced by alcohol, light body, pleasing effervescence.

Persistent finish with flavors of grape, peach and banana.

Fermented in closed tank.


Alcohol: 5%

Semifreddo, Cream desserts

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

February 2022



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  Valsellera Brut Rosé, Francone (Italy)

Valsellera Brut Rosé

Francone (Italy)

(Piedmont)
Nebbiolo
Sparkling Wine Sparkling Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

(Piedmont)
Pale cherry pink and nuances of onion skin pink, transparent, fine and persistent perlage.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of cherry, raspberry and bread crust followed by aromas of rose, cyclamen, tangerine, strawberry, plum, apple and hazelnut.

Effervescent and crisp attack, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable.

Persistent finish with flavors of cherry, raspberry and tangerine.

Refermented in bottle and aged on its lees for 18 months.


Alcohol: 13%

Pasta with mushrooms, Roasted fish, Sauteed white meat, Mushroom soups

Suggested glass Mature and Vintage Classic Method Sparkling Wines 10 °C
(50 °F)
(Mature and Vintage Classic Method Sparkling Wines)

February 2022


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