Tre Bicchieri - Gambero Rosso94 pts - Barry Weinman (Fine Wine Club)
100% Chardonnay, this opens with creamy vanillin hints, stonefruit (peach) and brioche/lees notes. The lees characters are remarkably integrated given the extended time on lees (9 years). This is quite delicious. There is richness to the fruit up front, but this gradually gives way to refreshing acidity and supple textural grip. A serious wine with excellent length and persistence of flavours and lovely texture. Made in an extra-brut style, remarkably, this has less than 2gms/l of dosage. It comes from the Trento DOC in the Trentino region and is made using the Methode Champenoise. 50% of the fruit saw barrel ferment and malolactic fermentation. Disgorged in 2022 and only 3000 bottles produced.93 pts - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)
Youthful bright mid-yellow colour with a vigorous mousse, the bouquet showing good primary characters of stone fruits and flowers, as well as bread crust and croissant secondary aromas, and tinges of pastry-shop. It’s rich and full in the mouth, with concentration and amplitude, the finish dry but not austere, rolling long through the finish.