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Wines from Valle d'Aosta

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Wines from Piemonte

Bricco dell'UccelloneBricco dell'Uccellone (1992) Alcohol:13,5%; Grapes: Barbera; Color red ruby, bright, with garnet shades; Smell: intense and persistent, but of good quality, with scents of jam, spices, coffee and vanilla; Taste:soft, persistent, with body. Balanced and harmonic. Ready to drink. Matchable with important meats, tasty and spiced in their preparation. Spent 1 year in barrique and 1 year in bottle. Price: 50,000 lire, Rif:pi001.

ConteroContero Moscato d’Asti di Strevi (1996) Alcohol: 5%; Grapes: Moscato; Color: intense, pale yellow, bright, small and persistent effervescence; Smell: intense, aromatic, fragrant, typical, with scents of sage; Taste sweet, light, soft, with good acidity, persistent. Balanced and ready to drink. Matchable with white-fruit tarts. Price: 10,000 lire, Rif:pi002.

AstiAsti Spumante Metodo Classico (1995) Alcohol: 7,5%; Grapes: Moscato; Color pale yellow, with golden shades, bright with much and persistent effervescence; Smell intense, of good quality, fragrant, haromatic, typical; Taste: sweet, with hidden sensations of alcohol and good of acidity, persistent. Ready to drink. Wine to be drunk alone. Price: 32,000 lire, Rif:pi003.

GajaBarbaresco Soŕ San Lorenzo Gaja (1989) Alcohol: 13,5%; Grapes: Nebbiolo; Color garnet red; Smell: intense, very persistent, of very good quality, spiced with scents of ripe cherry, tobacco and vanilla; Taste: dry, low level of acidity, warm, tannic, robust, very intense and very persistent; balanced and ready to drink; Matchable with game, and lonk-cooking meats (braised beef); a very, very good wine, not exactly cheap; Prezzo: 150,000 lire, Rif:pi004.

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Wines from Lombardia

ZanellaMaurizio Zanella (1988) Alcohol:13%; Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc, Merlot; Color intense ruby red, very clear; Smell: very intense, very persistent, of good quality, with scents of ripe red fruits, spices, cocoa; Taste:dry, with good acidity, lightly tannic, warm, persistent, robust. Fairly balanced. Almost ready to drink. Matchable with braised beef and game, superior poultry. Price: 60,000 lire, Rif: lo001.

PhileoPhileo Alcohol:11,5%; Grapes: Pinot, Chardonnay; Color: green/pale yellow; good and fairly persistent perlage; Smell: intense, fairly persistent, fragrant, tipically fruity; Taste: dry, only a little warm, good acidity, persistent; balanced and ready to drink; Matchable with hors d'hovre of cold seafood, pasta with seafood sauces. Charmat. Price: 16,000 lire, Rif: lo002.

La VersaSpumante Testarossa Extradry La Versa Alcol: 12%; Vitigno: Pinot Nero; Color pale yellow, with good and fairly persistent perlage; Smell: intense, fairly persistent, fragrant and fruity; Taste: dry, fresh, with hidden sensations of alcohol, very persistent; balanced and ready to drink; Matchable with hors d'hovre of cold seafood, pasta with seafood sauces, shellfish; Price: 22,000 lire, Rif: lo003.

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Wines from Veneto

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Wines from Trentino Alto Adige

NosiolaTrentino Nosiola (1997) Alcohol: 12%; Grapes: Nosiola; Color green/pale yellow; Smell: fairly intense, fairly persistent, of fairly good quality, fragrant and fruity, with scents of fresh white fruits, as banana and apple; Taste: dry, fresh, light in alcohol, light in body, intense, persistent; fairly balanced and ready to drink; Matchable with seafood pasta and hors d'hovre, better if spiced; a typical italian grape, not well-known; Price: 10,000 lire, Rif: tr001.

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Wines from Friuli Venezia Giulia

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Wines from Liguria

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Wines from Emilia Romagna

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Wines from Toscana

SolengoSolengo (1995) Alcohol:13,5%; Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Sangiovese; Color: ruby red. Smell: intense, persistent, fruity and herbal; tastes of cherry, berries, vanilla, pepper. Taste: dry, warm, fairly acid and fairly tannic. Fairly balanced, a little bit young. Matchable with game, rare meats. Price: 65,000 lire, Rif: to001.

DeiVino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva Dei (1993) Alcohol: 13%; Grapes: Prugnolo Gentile, Canaiolo, Mammolo; Color ruby red; Smell: fairly intense, fairly persistent, fruity and floral, with scents of berries; Taste: dry, warm, fairly tannic, fresh, persistent. Fairly balanced, still young. Matchable with pasta with meat or game sauce and rare meats. Spent 2 years in cask and 1 year in bottle. Price: 30,000 lire, Rif: to002.

LamoleLamole di Lamole Chianti Classico (1993) Alcohol: 12,5%; Grapes: Sangiovese; Color ruby red, with garnet red shadows; Smell: intense, persistent, fruity, herbal, with scents of cherry, vanilla, tobacco and coffee; Taste: dry, warm, of good acidity and fairly tannic. Balanced and ready to drink. Matchable with pasta with game and truffle sauce, steaks. Price: 25,000 lire, Rif: to003.

SassicaiaSassicaia (1990) Alcohol: 12,5%; Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon e Cabernet Franc; Color intense ruby red; Smell: very intense, very persistent, high quality, fruity with scents of tobacco and vanilla; Taste: good level of acidity, dry, tannic, warm, robust, very intense and very persistent; balanced and ready to drink; Matchable with roasted and grilled meat, superior poultry; Price: 78,000 lire, Rif: to004.

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Wines from Marche

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Wines from Umbria

SagrantinoSagrantino di Montefalco Passito (1990) Alcohol: 15%; Grapes: Sagrantino; Color garnet red with orange shadows; Smell: intense, good quality, persistent, with scents of vanilla and ripe cherry and black cherry; Taste: sweet, warm, fairly tannic, robust; balanced and ready to drink; to be drunk alone; Prezzo: 20,000 lire, Rif: um001.

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Wines from Lazio

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Wines from Abruzzo

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Wines from Molise

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Wines from Campania

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Wines from Basilicata

BriganteBrigante Aglianico del Vulture (1990) Alcohol: 13%; Grapes: Aglianico; Color ruby, almost garnet red; Smell: intense, fairly persistent, of good quality and spiced; scents of pepper and ripe red fruit, jam; Taste: dry, warmo, of good acidity and fairly tannic;balanced and almost ready to drink; Matchable with game, tasty and aged cheeses; must age a little more; Price: 23,000 lire, Rif: ba001.

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Wines from Puglia

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Wines from Calabria

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Wines from Sicilia

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Wines from Sardegna

Terre BruneTerre Brune (1993) Alcohol:13%; Grapes: Carignano, Bovaleddu; Color: ruby red, with garnet shadows. Smell: intense, of good quality, persistent, fruity, with sents of cherry, vanilla, coffee. Taste: dry, warm, of good acidity and fairly tannic; balanced and ready to drink. Matchable with aged cheeses, roasted game, spiced preparations. Spent 20 months in barriques and 1 year in bottle. Price: 28,000 lire, Rif: sa001.

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