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2015 Wine Spectator 88

  Barolo Paesi Tuoi 2015 Vite Colte Score 88   Dark, roasted aromas of molasses, soy and carob segue into prune, fig and subtle chocolate flavors in this beefy red. Finishes on the rustic side. Best from 2021 through 2033.  Bruce Sanderson

January 21st, 2020|Ratings|

2015 Wine Spectator 89

  Barolo del Comune di Barolo Essenze 2015 Vite Colte Score 89   This is elegant, with a hint of vanilla shading the cherry, strawberry and floral flavors. Medicinal herb accents and chalky feel complete the profile. Best from 2022 through 2035.  Bruce Sanderson

January 21st, 2020|Ratings|

Great Wines of Italy USA by James Suckling

  Vite Colte will be attending the Great Wines of Italy USA tour by James Suckling :   Chicago, March 2, Loews Chicago Hotel, 5-8 PM New York City, March 4, IAC New York, 5-8 PM Miami, March 6, Moore Building, 5-8 PM

January 21st, 2020|Events|

2016 Falstaff 90

  The magazine Falstaff awarded 90  Barbaresco “La Casa in Collina” 2016   Dunkles, intensives Rubinrot mit zart aufhellendem Rand. Duftet in der Nase nach eingelegten Sauerkirschen und Waldfrüchten, unterlegt von zartem Lederton. Saftig und fruchtbetont am Gaumen mit zartem Tannin, feinfüssig, sehr trinkig, ein toller Speisenbegleiter. 

December 2nd, 2019|Ratings|

2015 Falstaff 93

  The magazine Falstaff awarded 93 of 100 Points for the wine Barolo del Comune di Barolo “Essenze” 2015   Leuchtendes Rubinrot. In der Nase mineralische Töne, leicht kalig, reife Waldfrüchte, Pfeifentabak. Am Gaumen saftig mit ansprechender Säure, leicht salzig, dann sattes Tannin, griffig, gutes Lagerungspotential.   

December 2nd, 2019|Ratings|

2017 James Suckling 91

  BARBERA D'ASTI SUPERIORE LA LUNA E I FALO' 2017 Score: 91   Blueberry, blackberry and lavender aromas. Full-bodied, round and delicious. Juicy finish. Drink or hold.

November 13th, 2019|Ratings|

2015 Wine Enthusiast 90

Kerin O’ Keefe rated for the Buying Guide of Wine Enthusiast 90/100 Barolo “Paesi Tuoi” 2015   Enticing scents of rose, violet and baking spice lift out of the glass. On the elegant, approchable palate, polished tannins lightly support crushed raspberry, cranberry and star anise, while fresh acidity keeps it balanced. (12/01/2019)

November 12th, 2019|Ratings|

2010 Wine Enthusiast 90

  Kerin O’ Keefe rated for the Buying Guide of Wine Enthusiast 90/100 Barolo Riserva “Essenze” 2010   Exotic spice, botanical herb and pressed rose aromas lift out of the glass. It's taut and medium bodied, offering sour cherry, tart cranberry, espresso and star anise set against dusty tannins and fresh acidity. (12/01/2019)  

November 12th, 2019|Ratings|

2017 Decanter Magazine 94

  In December issue of Decanter, the Buying Guide assigns to our Barbera d’Asti Superiore “La Luna  e i Falò” 2017 94 pts/100   Very ripe, toasty nose, smoky blackberry fruit. Riche and generous, this has excellent fruit and concentration. The oak tannins give structure and there’s sufficient acidity to give flair and length. Well balanced. Drinking Window 2019 [...]

November 11th, 2019|Ratings|

2017 L’Espresso I 30 Migliori Vini Dolci

  The Italian guide I Ristoranti e i Vini d’Italia 2020 edited by L’Espresso selected our PIEMONTE MOSCATO PASSITO “LA BELLA ESTATE” 2017 for the Category “I 30 Migliori Vini Dolci” (The 30 Best Sweet Wines)       Sembra gioire questo vino nel racconto della sua anima dolce, equilibrata e via via nel bicchiere più sofista. C'è un'intensità in progressione, [...]

November 11th, 2019|Ratings|