duemilavini 2011 italian wines guide

“The social sensibility of Cescon Family has led the wine estate to start and realize a new major project, to create an innovative label with Braille enrolment. Soon it will be releasing the entire line’s most prestigious labels supplied with the winery name, grape varieties and alcohol in that particular language. All this was possible thanks to the precious support and advice of Mario Girardi, Vice President of the Italian Union Blind and Visually Impaired. He helped to complete readily the project. In the last year the property has also led his venture towards the organic production and next year will be presented the first organic vintage. Convincing and well-designed the product range, which confirms the quality observed in the previous years.

Rabià Raboso Piave Riserva 2006 4 bunches of grapes (out of 5) – enjoyable as of now and for another 3 – 5 years
Deep and impenetrable ruby with slightly garnet border. Perfume, all is mixed with elegance and precision. Memories of hot spices, unripe cherry jam, liquorice, pipe tobacco, chocolate filled with liqueur and cherry and chartreuse. Great softness on the palate, vibrant by velvety tannins and excellent thrust of savouriness. In the end is long, persistent and deliciously fruity. Three years in wood.

Mejo Sauvignon 2009 4 bunches of grapes (out of five) – enjoyable as of now and for another 2 years
Bright straw yellow. Very typical in its perceptions of nettle, lemongrass apple, tomato, yellow pepper and fascinating and intriguing mineral scent. Coherent and well-made, fresh with a fair trace of savouriness. Persistent. In stainless steel tanks for seven months. Bassano asparagus with poached eggs.

Chieto 2008 3 bunches of grapes (out of 5) – enjoyable as of now and for another 3 – 5 years
Dark ruby red with a purple border. Full-bodied perceptions of berries, clove, anise, mint tobacco, rhubarb and balsamic notes. Well balanced and strong personality. The vegetable matrix amplifies an already soft matter with elegant tannins. Persistent. Up to fifteen months in wood. Pork escalopes.

Svejo Manzoni Bianco 6.0.13 2009 3 bunches of grapes (out of 5) – enjoyable as of now and for another 2 years
Brilliant, with clear scent of roses, hawthorn and pot herbs. Soft, fresh and slightly savouriness in the end. In stainless steel tanks for seven months. Salmon and shrimps pasta.

Manzoni Bianco 6.0.13 Naturale 2009 3 bunches of grapes (out of 5) – enjoyable as of now and for another 2 years
Golden yellow. Deep scents of yellow apple and ripe peaches, elderberry, grapefruit and mineral notes. Zippy savouriness and persistent trail of citrus fruits. Six months “sur lie”. Fillets of skate fish with orange.”

Meaning of bunches of grapes
5 bunches of grapes – Excellent Wines – from 91 to 100 points in the tasting
4 bunches of grapes – High level and great, remarkable prestige wines – from 85 to 90 points in the tasting
3 bunches of grapes – First-class and exceptional refinement tasted wines – from 80 to 85 points in the tasting
2 bunches of grapes – Mid-level and nice workmanship wines – from 74 to 79 points in the tasting