(From 2012 Vintage) The summer was definitely abnormal, given the high temperatures and the prolonged absence of rainfall. The providential downpour of July 17th, with 25 mm (1 inch) of rain managed, however, to restore water reserves and bring the vegetation back into a state of equilibrium. In addition, the abundant and much-needed rainfall at the beginning of September - about 80 mm (3 inches) - changed the macroclimate substantially, bringing with it the significant differences in day and night-time temperatures that are so indispensable for producing a wide range of aromas and for the retention of acidity, as well as for the phenolic ripening of the grapes. Although there was a decline in average production of 10% - 15%, the heat wave did not scorch the clusters. The harvest, which was interrupted by only two rainy days on 28th and 29th September, ended on October 17th. We expect wines with fine varietal expression, good acid content and structure.
(From 2010 Vintage) Deep ruby red in color, this wine is brimming with notes of dark, dried cherries, blackberries and hints of dates and mocha
"This sleek, polished red offers juicy blackberry and black fruit flavors, backed by refined tannins and well-integrated acidity. Hard to stop sipping. Corvina Veronese, Rondinella and Sangiovese. Drink now through 2020." Wine Spectator, 90 Points - #60 on Top 100 of 2011 This blend of 70% Corvina Veronese, 25% Rondinella and 5% Sangiovese is a smooth, fullbodied cru made in an innovative ripasso style. After the harvest, the grapes from the Palazzo della Torre vineyard follow two different paths: 70% of the grapes picked are vinified immediately, the remaining 30% are left to dry until the end of December. They are then vinified and refermented with the wine from the fresh grapes. Palazzo della Torre has a particular structure and aromatic qualities, combined with an elegant and harmonious personality. A complex wine with pleasant raisined nuances and a lengthy, lingering finish. This wine has an aging potential of 8-10 years.
This wine was ranked #60 on the 2011 Wine Spectator Top 100. This sleek, polished red offers juicy blackberry and black fruit flavors, backed by refined tannins and well-integrated acidity. Hard to stop sipping. Corvina Veronese, Rondinella and Sangiovese. Drink now through 2020. Score - 90/Top 100. (Alison Napjus, winespectator.com, Oct. 31, 2011)
90 points. #60 in top 2011 wines This sleek, polished red offers juicy blackberry and black fruit flavors, backed by refined tannins and well-integrated acidity. Hard to stop sipping. Corvina Veronese, Rondinella and Sangiovese. Drink now through 2020. 26,000 cases imported. –AN
03/29/2012: very red and fruity, round and silky on the tongue. Obviously too young right now. curious to see how it will mature.
strawberry, prune notes, fruity, low tannin high acidity, medium bodied, smooth, good for tomato based pizza and pasta
while not our favorite type of wine it was good for an Italian.
transparent, pepper, rhubarb, roots
drank at mafiaoza's in B'ham with Jen Lacy
Very nice with franks italian dinner
Balanced minerally forest floor
Notes of raisin and cherry
Gift from Bruce Baker.
good overall bold
very nice wine
Wine SpectatorRating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/31/2011