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Pizzini Arneis 2017

pizzini-arneis-wmArneis is one of Italy’s white wine grapes and is just one of the Italian varieties that the Pizzini family of Australia’s King Valley champion.  It is a variety that has a richly perfumed heart redolent of honeysuckle and stonefruit that brings with it the essence of summer. It makes as good a companion for spicy food as it does for a fleshy piece of white fish with toasted flaked almonds and lemon beurre blanc.

This tasty mouthfilling, dry white has all the hallmark aromas of jasmine and honeysuckle wrap themselves around ripe peach and pear. The fuller body has a lushness in the mouth that is balanced with a soft, fresh flush of acid. Chill it lightly to get the best from this wine’s loquacity.

Quickie review «This wine’s rich perfume exudes the scents of summer while keeping it fresh. Very stylish indeed! »

Country of Origin: Australia  Date: February 2018   Price: AUD24 | GBP16   Drink: now  Needs food: no   Source: tasting

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Pizzini does Sangiovese

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This month sees the release of the latest Sangiovese from the King Valley’s Pizzini family, the Pizzini Forza di Ferro Sangiovese. A family well known for high quality wines, many from Italian varieties, from the valley at the foot of the Victoria Alps, or High Country. Read More

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Pizzini catch up

On a recent trip to the King Valley, I got caught up with the latest Pizzini wines. The family always offer a warm welcome at their cellar door.  And if you are interested in food, then make sure that you time your visit with a course with Katrina Pizzini.

To read more about the family, click here & here.

Here are the notes of the wines tasted. Read More

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Pizzini Rosetta 2012

A sangiovese rose and just one of the versions of good sangiovese wines from the gentle rolling green hills of Northern Victoria’s, King Valley.  A fresh dry pink that has loads of raspberry and cherry crowd appeal. It really does have a take-anywhere-do-anything attitude that I really admire.

The fruit is generous but also well structured with refreshing acid and just a hint of tannin grip. Take it to lunch, dinner or on a picnic on the beach and it will reward you.

Date: 17 November 2013   Price:  $18   Value: $$$   Drink:  Now

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Pizzini Per Gli Angeli 2006

 

Apparently Per Gli Angel = For Angels.  I would not wait around for an Angel to come and drink it. I would want to keep it all for myself.  Pizzini has created something special here from the workhorse grape Trebbiano (or Ugni Blanc from France). An after dinner treat or one to enjoy with a gooey sticky dessert.

The name refers to the evaporative nature of producing Read More

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