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2011 Vigneto San Vito – Pignoletto Superiore -Colli Bolognesi Pignoletto DOC

The hills around the Medieval city Bologna in the Emilia Romagna, Italy are known for their beautiful vineyards. Vigneto San Vito produces a Pignoletto Superiore in the comune of Moteveglio. Their Pignoletto Superiore has the DOC quality assurance. A total of 10000 bottles have been manufactred of the 2011 vintage. The cuvée consists of 90%

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2011 Azienda Agricola Marega – Friulano – Friulano DOC

Azienda Agricola Marega is winery from the Friuli Venezia-Giulia section of Italy located near the town of Collio. According to their website they produce six white (Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Friulano, Sauvignon-Blanc, Malvasia & Holbar Bianco) wines and one red (Merlot) wine. Six of them have the DOC quality assurance and one is an IGT. Italian

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Summer night wine tasting evening

Yesterday night I attended a very nice wine tasting evening. We tried a bunch of different Italian and French wines.  I can tell you right away that I enjoyed that night very much! Unlike the Azienda Agricola Bianchi wine tasting, this one was a private event that we hosted with a bunch of fellow wine

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2008 Colle Massari – Montecucco Rosso Riserva – Montecucco DOC

Colle Massari lies in the heart of Tuscany around 30 minutes from Florence near the town of Montecucco. They also have two other estates in Tuscany. Montecucco Rosso Riserva is an Italian red wine classified as Montecucco DOC with a cuvée of 80% Sangiovese, 10% Ciliegiolo & 10% Cabernet-Sauvignon. All grapes are from organic agriculture.

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2010 Leone de Castris – Villa Santera – Primitivo di Manduria DOC

Leone de Castris is an Italian winery located in the Puglia region. Their most well-known wines are the Five Roses rosato and the Donna Lisa Rosso. Villa Santera is produced in the area of Manduria and with 100% Primitivo di Manduria grapes. I had a 2010 vintage which has a listed alcohol by volume of

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2007 Sellaemosca – Terre Rare Riserva – Carignano del Sulcis DOC

I’ve had good experiences with the Sardinian Cannonau wines so I deiced to try a different local grape, the Carignano. The grape originated in Argon, Spain but was later transplanted to Sardinia by the Spanish. Sardinia is now one of the only regions that still makes wine with the Carignano grape. At a local Enoteca

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