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Date Printed: 7/25/2014
Castello del Poggio Moscato Provincia di Pavia
Castello del Poggio Moscato Provincia di Pavia
(search item no. 113109)
screw cap wine
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PRICE ON 7/25/2014: $14.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Straw-yellow with golden reflections and a delicate mousse. Fruity and very inviting, with intense scents of peaches and exotic fruit. Fresh and pleasantely sweet with a taste that reveals its varietal characteristic.
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About Castello del Poggio:

The estate lies entirely within the Monferrato area in the Province of Asti, one of Piedmont’s finest wine zones. 80% of its vineyards are in the district of Portacomaro, whilst 20% are at Costigliole d’Asti. The Monferrato is quite unlike any other viticultural region: here the vineyards alternate with woodland and fields, and there is great variation in the zone’s hillsides, even in the colour of their soils.

It takes its name from the medieval stronghold that dominates it, and which once belonged to the noble Bunéis family. Its northern part is today still referred to, in dialect, as the Val del Temp (which means Valley of the Temple) because the Templars had properties there, as testified by the Codex Astensis, the only authenticated record of events in Asti during the Middle Ages. The last surviving member of the Bunéis family left the estate in his will to the Bishop of Acqui who often summered there in the 18th century.



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Clarendon Hills Hickinbotham Grenache 2006
Clarendon Hills Hickinbotham Grenache 2006
(search item no. 118362)
boutique wine
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older vintages

The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 7/25/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep Ruby – greater density of color than the Clarendon. Ripe black fruits of raspberry and blackberry radiate this fruit driven nose. Slight rose petal and kirsch characters in the background offer definition to the otherwise roundness of the plush berry basket nose. Great integration of flavor within the seamless tannin makes for a rounded, forward drinking and weighty style. Freshness and clarity.
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About Clarendon Hills:

Clarendon Hills is a small family-run winery based in Clarendon, South Australia. The company was founded by biochemist, Roman Bratasiuk, in 1990. The story of Clarendon Hills is one of passion, dedication and commitment to exception wine. It all began when this biochemist and wine lover decided to produce his own wine. Though he'd never trained as a winemaker, Roman let himself be guided by his refined palate and scientific knowledge. Following his favorite producers and preferred styles, Roman sought to make a version of the wines he loved.


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Clarendon Hills Hickinbotham Grenache 2006
Clarendon Hills Hickinbotham Grenache 2006
(search item no. 118362)
boutique wine
has fluid
has fluid 360
older vintages

The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 7/25/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep Ruby – greater density of color than the Clarendon. Ripe black fruits of raspberry and blackberry radiate this fruit driven nose. Slight rose petal and kirsch characters in the background offer definition to the otherwise roundness of the plush berry basket nose. Great integration of flavor within the seamless tannin makes for a rounded, forward drinking and weighty style. Freshness and clarity.
My Notes:

Additional wines from Clarendon Hills:

About Clarendon Hills:

Clarendon Hills is a small family-run winery based in Clarendon, South Australia. The company was founded by biochemist, Roman Bratasiuk, in 1990. The story of Clarendon Hills is one of passion, dedication and commitment to exception wine. It all began when this biochemist and wine lover decided to produce his own wine. Though he'd never trained as a winemaker, Roman let himself be guided by his refined palate and scientific knowledge. Following his favorite producers and preferred styles, Roman sought to make a version of the wines he loved.