Maistri Vignaioli Review

The Maistri Vignaioli, or “Master Winemakers,” are a group of wine making families in Italy who have joined together based on their shared outlooks on wine production, each showcasing the distinct flavors and styles from their respective regions. All the member wineries are independent and family owned and operated, and focus on producing small batches of high quality wines made in traditional styles.

Wine Vintage Origin Description
Valdobbiadene Extra Dry Vidoro

(Dal Din Spumanti)
Veneto -crisp and clean
-fruit forward
-melon skin
-quick fading finish
Valdobbiadene Extra Dry
(Dal Din Spumanti)
Veneto -floral
-dry
-super crisp
-100% prosecco
Colli Tortonesi Timorasso Timian
(Massimo Pastura - Cascina La Ghersa)
2009 Piedmont -pale gold color
-some rim variation
-full and rich complexity
-good acid
-lacking in fruit
-aging potential
Barbera d'Asti Sup. Vignassa
(Massimo Pastura - Cascina La Ghersa)
2010 Piedmont -dark ruby color
-little rim variation
-smoked meat
-minerality
-great acid
-clay soil
-beautiful nose
Barolo Gabutti Bussia
(Bario Stroppiana)
2010 Piedmont -young vineyard
-color of rust
-amazing acid and minerality
-round tannins
-hints of spice and berry
Barolo San Giacomo
(Bario Stroppiana)
2010 Piedmont -52 year-old vines
-full tannins and minerality
-perfect for long-term aging
-bone dry finish
-finish lasts forever
Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
(Rubinelli Vajol)
2009 Veneto -blue rim variation
-dried fruit, dirt, soil, and clay
-surprisingly juicy
Valpolicella Classico
(Rubinelli Vajol)
2012 Veneto -perfect dark purple color
-bright and fresh acid
-hints of soft baked fruit
Chianti Classico Risotto
(Fattoria di Rodano)
2007 Tuscany
Chianti Classico
(Fattoria di Rodano)
2008 Tuscany
Brunello di Montalcino Risotto
(Terralsole)
2007 Tuscany -milk chocolate
-creamy tannins
-berry forward
-full and bright
-dark fruit on the pallet
Brunello di Montalcino
(Terralsole)
2008 Tuscany -meant to age
-very bright
-full tannins
-forest floor on the nose
Toscana Rosso Jassarte
(Guado al Melo)
2006 Tuscany -soft and dried fruit
-very nice
Guado al Melo Bianco
(Guado al Melo)
2011 Tuscany -beautiful bright fruit
-green apple
-old world style
Lazio Rosso Paterno
(Trappolini)
2010 Lazio -ruby color
-perfect fruit balance
-hints of raspberry
-excellent structured tannins
Lazio Grechetto
(Trappolini)
2012 Lazio -soft
-pale straw color
-citrus notes
-clean and crisp
Conero Risotto Grigiano
(Conti Malacari)
2008 Marche -funky socks
-augusta
-lush berry
-awesome monte pulciano
Rosso Conero Villa Malacari
(Conti Malacari)
2009 Marche -good tannins
-fruity structure
Aglianico del Vulture La Firma
(Cantine del Notaio)
2010 Basilicata -closed down
-very little fruit
-some floral and spice notes
Basilicata Rosso L’Atto
(Cantine del Notaio
2012 Basilicata -hints of wheat
-cherry, raspberry, milk chocolate
-very jammy
Sicilia Nero d’Avola
(Ferreri & Bianco)
2012 Sicily -roasted game
-gamey
-smokey
-not very giving on the fruit
Sicilia Catarratto Brasi
(Ferreri & Bianco)
2011 Sicily -some white floral notes
-lemon peel
-crisp and almost clear

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