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Azienda Agricola Eugenio Rosi Red Bordeaux Blend Vallagarina IGT Esegesi 2006

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Translated from the Greek origins the name here refers to Eugenio’s goal of offering his own “Interpretation” of the vines he tends. In this case those vines are a field blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot. As with all of his wine this blend represents Eugenio’s minimal-interventionist winemaking at it’s best. The organically tended fruit here crops at low yields and the merlot is harvested very late to add a touch of sur-maturitie to the final blend. The wine is vinified in a combination of new wood and cement then sees 2 years of barrel aging so this was nearing the end of it’s barrel time. Crazy complexity on the nose with layers of fresh fruit, dried fruits, earth, herbs, mineral notes, a rich savory core and grace notes of sottobosco and aromatic redwood. This is big and plush in the mouth but retains very bright acids, which support explosively rich blackberry, and black currant fruit that is pure and lithe with a gentle edge of barnyardy leather. The tannins, which were initially not noticed, spread across the palate and add depth and a bit of rigidity to the wine. This is classic Bordeaux! The finish is long and offers gently minerally notes of cherry pit fruit and a lovely finale of arugula. This can compete with the best Cabernet from virtually anyway on the globe. (90-94pts)

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Editorial Reviews for Azienda Agricola Eugenio Rosi Red Bordeaux Blend Vallagarina IGT Esegesi

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,097
4.50 5
10/23/2008

Translated from the Greek origins the name here refers to Eugenio’s goal of offering his own “Interpretation” of the vines he tends. In this case those vines are a field blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot. As with all of his wine this blend represents Eugenio’s minimal-interventionist winemaking at it’s best. The organically tended fruit here crops at low yields and the merlot is harvested very late to add a touch of sur-maturitie to the final blend. The wine is vinified in a combination of new wood and cement then sees 2 years of barrel aging so this was nearing the end of it’s barrel time. Crazy complexity on the nose with layers of fresh fruit, dried fruits, earth, herbs, mineral notes, a rich savory core and grace notes of sottobosco and aromatic redwood. This is big and plush in the mouth but retains very bright acids, which support explosively rich blackberry, and black currant fruit that is pure and lithe with a gentle edge of barnyardy leather. The tannins, which were initially not noticed, spread across the palate and add depth and a bit of rigidity to the wine. This is classic Bordeaux! The finish is long and offers gently minerally notes of cherry pit fruit and a lovely finale of arugula. This can compete with the best Cabernet from virtually anyway on the globe. (90-94pts)


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,097
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 10/23/2008

from bottle but not yet released. This has a touch of VA on the nose adding lift to the fleshy, animal notes and bit of woodiness. Decidedly more funky and earthy than the 2006 on the nose, there is a striking resemblance in the mouth. This combines the bright acids of the ’06 with those some, very fine, sneaky tannins. The tannins here may be a bit more obtrusive than with the ’06 as they seem more wood driven and are a bit more drying. The fruit on the palate is vibrant and rich mixed berry pie that has admirable freshness and is dusted with earthen and spice tones. There is great focus here and the wine presents a fairly linear progression through the mouth and to the finish with a long, curranty finish that is richly spiced with notes of Asian 5-spice. Perhaps a touch less cohesive than the 2006 but still a wonderful success. (88-92pts)




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