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Rocca Delle Macìe Vermentino Maremma Toscana IGT Occhio a Vento 2009

Member Review by aronowm2:

Simply fascinating. Almost no stereotypical Italian traits. In a blind tasting I would guess a Barbera from California. Big fruit bomb without the oak-y cream or vanilla. Like pure fruit. Sour fruity acidity to the core. Like melted warheads candy. I have never had anything like this before. This is a must try. not much aging potential due to lack of tannin so drink up. Like Barberas, this goes terrific with pizza.

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Member Reviews for Rocca Delle Macìe Vermentino Maremma Toscana IGT Occhio a Vento

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Snooth User: aronowm2
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 04/13/2010

Simply fascinating. Almost no stereotypical Italian traits. In a blind tasting I would guess a Barbera from California. Big fruit bomb without the oak-y cream or vanilla. Like pure fruit. Sour fruity acidity to the core. Like melted warheads candy. I have never had anything like this before. This is a must try. not much aging potential due to lack of tannin so drink up. Like Barberas, this goes terrific with pizza.


Snooth User: JCCosto
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 05/04/2010

This is a slightly above average wine, not a great one but nice. Light and fruity, it was very easy to drink. It went well with Rosemary marinated grilled beef and roasted potatoes. Worth trying at an Italian ristorante


Snooth User: mloco2
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 04/04/2011

Really nice with any Italian food.


Snooth User: markscheibal
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2007 12/16/2010

I purchased three bottles of this wine... the first I had without food and it held up well as a nice entertaining bottle consumed with friends... But this wine is really better served with food, especially any risotto dish with mushrooms. Any scallopini of chicken or veal with this vintage is the oyster's ice skates and an extremely enjoyable pairing. Salute!


Snooth User: phildionne
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 03/15/2011

Three glasses


External Reviews for Rocca Delle Macìe Vermentino Maremma Toscana IGT Occhio a Vento

External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
10/07/2014

The late Italo Zingarelli, a highly-acclaimed Italian film producer best known for his classic spaghetti westerns, purchased Rocca delle Macìe properties in Castellina in Chianti in 1973 and thus embarked on a career as one of Chianti Classico’s more unlikely wine producers. Thanks to his dedication and passion and that of his son Sergio, who now oversees the property, Rocca delle Macìe has become one of Tuscany’s leading wine estates. Rocca delle Macìe Vermentino di Toscana, “Occhio a Vento”(eye of the wind) is a local reference to the warm, dry Mediterranean sea breezes that influence the Casamaria vineyard in Maremma, source of this Vermentino, fostering the development of a distinctive freshness and minerality in the grapes. Production Area Grapes come exclusively from Rocca delle Macie’s 15-hectare Casamaria estate in Tuscany’s coastal Maremma region. Grape Varieties 100% Vermentino Vinification Select ripe grapes undergo cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks, followed by malolactic fermentation. The wine is left to rest on its lees for 2-3 months before bottling to enhance aromatic complexity. Color Pale straw gold with light green reflections Bouquet Aromatic and refreshing, with notes of fresh citrus fruit and wild herbs Taste Flavors of ripe peach and lemon sorbet are accented by intriguing notes of wild herbs, concluding in a lingering finish Alcohol 13% Serving Suggestions This aromatic and refreshing white wine is a splendid companion for spicier dishes, white meat, fish, and vegetable entrees.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

"Occhio a Vento" Vermentino 2009 - 87 Points & Listed Among Top Values from Tuscany, Wine Spectator/ Very minerally, with good fruit and dried grapefruit character... Listed Among Top Values from Tuscany .


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/14/2013

The late Italo Zingarelli, a highly-acclaimed Italian film producer best known for his classic spaghetti westerns, purchased Rocca delle Macìe properties in Castellina in Chianti in 1973 and thus embarked on a career as one of Chianti Classico’s more unlikely wine producers. Thanks to his dedication and passion and that of his son Sergio, who now oversees the property, Rocca delle Macìe has become one of Tuscany’s leading wine estates. Rocca delle Macìe Vermentino di Toscana, “Occhio a Vento”(eye of the wind) is a local reference to the warm, dry Mediterranean sea breezes that influence the Casamaria vineyard in Maremma, source of this Vermentino, fostering the development of a distinctive freshness and minerality in the grapes. Production Area Grapes come exclusively from Rocca delle Macie’s 15-hectare Casamaria estate in Tuscany’s coastal Maremma region. Grape Varieties 100% Vermentino Vinification Select ripe grapes undergo cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks, followed by malolactic fermentation. The wine is left to rest on its lees for 2-3 months before bottling to enhance aromatic complexity. Color Pale straw gold with light green reflections Bouquet Aromatic and refreshing, with notes of fresh citrus fruit and wild herbs Taste Flavors of ripe peach and lemon sorbet are accented by intriguing notes of wild herbs, concluding in a lingering finish Alcohol 13% Serving Suggestions This versatile red wine is a splendid companion for spicier dishes, all types of grilled, roasted and barbecued red meats and hearty stews.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

/ This nutty white has lemon-pith flavors with enough zest and freshness for pan-fried trout.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Occhio a Vento 2007 - The New York Times/ Light and crisp with aromas of flowers, lemon and herbs. Vermentino has much to offer, whether as a crisp, tangy accompaniment to seafood – fritto misto would be ideal – or as a richer, more complex wine with a distinctively oily sort of texture.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

"Occhio a Vento" Vermentino 2009 - Wine Spectator/ Offers dried grapefruit, with hints of pineapple and mineral. Medium-bodied, showing good fruit.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
05/17/2012

"Occhio a Vento" Vermentino 2009 - 87 points, Wine Enthusiast/ Here’s a crisp, satisfying Tuscan white at a great low price. Occhio a Vento offers grassy notes of dried hay or garden herb backed by citrus, melon and Golden Delicious apple.


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