Sogno Due 2005
Dark ruby with purple undertones, this Italian red from Piedmont has good acid backbone with lots of depth, firm structure and a silky, understated texture. With its red fruit flavors such as wild cherry and hints of raspberry it is also layered with suggestions of ripe black fruit. This Barbera made from 50 year old vines, improves with some aeration and has amazing length. It is a blend within the same garden as the grapes were picked at three different times during the harvest then blended back together. This stands wonderfully on it's own and even better with meats, pasta and yes even pizza! Ed McCarthy Rating: 92Add winemaker's notes
Dark ruby with purple undertones, this Italian red from Piedmont has good acid backbone with lots of depth, firm structure and a silky, understated texture. With its red fruit flavors such as wild cherry and hints of raspberry it is also layered with suggestions of ripe black fruit. This Barbera made from 50 year old vines, improves with some aeration and has amazing length. It is a blend within the same garden as the grapes were picked at three different times during the harvest then blended back together. This stands wonderfully on it's own and even better with meats, pasta and yes even pizza! Ed McCarthy Rating: 92
External Reviews for Sogno Due
Il Sogno 2009 - 94 Points, JamesSuckling.com/ Wild aromas of Thai basil, mint and dried fruits. Some prunes, too, and root beer. Full body, lots of fruit and fine tannins. Fresh and flavorful. A unique wine. Pure nebbiolo, aged 40 months in 20-hectoliter casks.
Il Sogno 2009 - 92 points, Wine Enthusiast/ Made from dried Nebbiolo grapes, this structured wine weaves together plum, raisin, leather, earth, carob, balsamic and mineral notes. Combining power and finesse, it’s well balanced but still young, with a firmly tannic backbone.
Il Sogno 2009 - 89 points, Wine Spectator/ Rich, with cherry fruit and hints of chocolate, leather and tobacco, offering a natural sweetness offset by fine-grained tannins. A tad soft, but not heavy or flabby, picking up freshness on the lingering finish.
Il Sogno 2010 - 91 Points, Wine Enthusiast/ Made with dried Nebbiolo grapes, this offers aromas of pressed rose, mature dark berry, leather, baking spice and a balsamic note. The concentrated, forward palate doles out mature black cherry, carob, date, clove and tobacco alongside firm, fine-grained tannins.
Travaglini is a family-owned wine estate in the tiny Gattinara appellation within north Italy’s renowned Piedmont region. Established in the 1920s by Clemente Travaglini, the winery is Gattinara’s most esteemed producer of traditional, limited-production wines from the nebbiolo grape (known locally as “spanna”). The family’s passion for winemaking has not diminished through the generations; Cinzia Travaglini, great-granddaughter of Clemente, manages day-to-day operations at the winery. Cinzia’s husband Massimo Collauto is chief winemaker, a role he inherited from his late father-in-law and beloved mentor, Giancarlo Travaglini (winemaker at Travaglini for 45 years). Giancarlo’s wife, Lilliana, oversees vineyard operations. Travaglini wines are easily recognized by their distinctive bottle shape, featuring a unique curve that fits naturally in the palm of the hand and serves to catch sediment during decanting. Designed by a glassmaker to celebrate the excellent 1952 vintage, the bottle was so well received that family decided to keep it as their trademark. Il Sogno, or the dream, is named in honor of Cinzia Travaglini’s father, Giancarlo, who recently passed away. His dream was to produce an innovative, unique Amarone-style wine in a region characterized by traditional winemaking practices. Production Area Grapes are grown in Piedmont’s Gattinara region, in vineyards planted on steep, south and southwesterly facing slopes at an elevation of 1000 – 1,450 feet. The soil is rich in iron and trace quantities of carbonate, calcium and magnesium, all of which provide the indigenous rock with its distinctive reddish color. These unique soils combine with an ideal continental microclimate to yield high quality Nebbiolo grapes. Grape Varieties 100% Nebbiolo Vinification Grapes are dried on mats for 100 days and then ferment for about 30 days in steel tanks at controlled temperatures. Color Intense garnet red Bouquet Complex aromas of red fruits, spice and light balsamic notes Taste A firm structure with well-balanced minerality and intense flavors of ripe fruits. Alcohol 15.5% Serving Suggestions Ideally served at 64 ° to 68° F. Outstanding with red meat dishes, aged cheeses and chocolate.
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