87 points MOLETTO BRUT Millesimato 2008
This luminous vintage-dated sparkling wine from northeast Italy recalls the freshness and ease of the popular Prosecco category. Cut grass, spring flower, talc powder and citrus form the bright bouquet. (M.L.) - WE Buying Guide
86 points PROSECCO DOC EXTRA DRY
There's a grassy note of dried herb or hay, at the back of white flower, citrus and stone fruit. Moletto's S Extra Dry is an easy-drinking Prosecco that would pair with finger foods or shrimp canapés. (M.L.) - WE Buying Guide
Da Maserada sul Piave a Cessalto - Le cantine e i vini da non perdere
MOLETTO BRUT MILLESIMATO 2008 Vsq: Foam is fine and abundant, not very persistent. Fine perlage. Straw color with green highlights. Dry bouquet, body, medium-bodied, very soft and very fresh acidity, well balanced and with a good aftertaste of fruity notes.
LISON CLASSICO 2010 Docg Lison: Fairly intense straw yellow. Intense bouquet, almost aromatic, with notes of ripe exotic fruit such as mango and papaya, as well as notes of sage, acacia and a finale that recalls the coriander. To the taste is very dry but soft-bodied, fairly balanced with the freshness of the acidity but with a final average persistence with notes of bitterness.
87 points SAUVIGNON Igt Veneto Orientale 2008
Here's a fruit-forward Sauvignon with bold aromas of ripe cherry, blackberry and moderate spice. Pair this wine with oven-cooked pasta or pizza with broccoli and sausage. (M.L.) - WE Buying Guide
86 points MERLOT Doc Piave 2007
Here’s a fun and cheerful Merlot that should be consumed with informal meals at home. The wine is not aged in oak and consequently, you taste fresh fruit notes of cherry and blueberry. It’s soft, easy and smooth on the close. (M.L.) - WE Buying Guide
COLMELLO ROSSO 2003 Igt Veneto Orientale: The color is deep garnet red with orange reflections, is not very clear and transparent, but still shows a fairly fluency in the glass. The intense bouquet is clearly of third level, in evolution, fine and composed of spicy notes of licorice, cinnamon, nutmeg and roasted coffee. Closes with notes of green pepper. The taste reveals a surprising acidity, tannins followed by a little 'dry but well balanced with structure and with the softness of alcohol. The finish is still fine and average length composed of a pleasant fruity and spicy. To be drunk in a fairly large goblet, uncorked a few hours before serving or decanted to accompany red meat grilled or baked cheese and hard mature cheese, at a temperature of 18-20 °C.
85 points FRANCONIA 2008 Igt Veneto Orientale
Ruby red. Intriguing and broad, with clear recognition of blacks ripe currants, dried flowers, rhubarb, spices, tobacco and balsamic richness. Soft palate and nice balance. Silky and well made tannins. A variety to be discovered. Stainless. Shoulder of veal with capers.
85 points COLMELLO ROSSO 2003 Igt Veneto Orientale
Ruby red garnet edge. Acute and persistent sensations you experience the nose: dark spices of pepper and cloves, humus, bitter herbs and cigars, flavored with balsamic and mineral notes. Austere and well built to the taste, with bright acidity and sumptuous tannic shoulder. Long finish. Duck breast with bacon.
83 points RABOSO 2004 Doc Piave
Concentrated ruby. Remember graphite, cigar box, blackberry jam and strong hints of spices. At the beginning of the tasting is all tannin and mineral, then slowed down by softness and adequate alcohol. 15 months in steel and 4 years in used barrique. Pork sausage and lentils.
82 points MERLOT BARRIQUE 2006 Doc Piave
Ruby red with garnet-colored accents. Fine nose and concentrated of cherry jam, dried violet, mint, tobacco and slope. Taste coherent, mineral and of calibrated tannic push. One year in steel and two in barrique. Veal rolls and fontina cheese.
82 points PINOT GRIGIO 2009 Doc Piave
Delicate Straw yellow. Smells of loquat, tropical fruit, hawthorn and minerals. Mouth fresh, soft and pleasantly salty finish. Stainless. Vegetable soup.
Gusto & Gusti (page 123) - Moletto, l'intensita' del Millesimato Brut 2008
FRANCONIA 2008 Igt Veneto Orientale: It presents limpid garnet red and clear transparency, with bright ruby reflections. The nose is intense, very fine and aromatic discrete amplitude. Shows a secondary bouquet of ripe red fruit to berries (especially strawberries and cherries) which adds a slight woody grain and black pepper in the finish, perfectly integrated. Dry, quite full and smooth, clearly marked on the soft, but very drinkable. Intense in the mouth, it shows elegant and always pleasant and again the tones of ripe cherry nose already appreciated.
THE BEST WINE, 87 points RABOSO Piave 2004
Sensations: A red wine with mineral wrap that is truly exceptional. A viscosity and extractive concentration that marks superior, masterful, wine-making rigor and enological method. Of adequate alcoholic proof to powerfully support such an exceptional amount. Good sharp enological method, powerfully spicy, flaming mint, saffron and vanilla against the sumptuous underlying body. The taste is so persuasive and with the harmonious smoothness of glycerin to round out, enwrap and cover. A wine of exceptional expressive lingering.
87 points SAUVIGNON 2009
86 points SOLAMINI ET AMICIS PASSITO 2004
85 points REFOSCO DAL PEDUNCOLO ROSSO 2008
85 points CABERNET FRANC Lison-Pramaggiore 2009
84 points LISON CLASSICO 2009
84 points PINOT GRIGIO 2009
84 points FRANCONIA 2008
83 points CHARDONNAY Lison-Pramaggiore 2009
83 points COLMELLO ROSSO 2003
83 points MERLOT BARRIQUE 2006
83 points VERDUZZO DEMISEC
82 points PINOT BIANCO Lison-Pramaggiore 2009
81 points DEMI SEC MOLETTO 2009
80 points ANNOZERO BRUT
80 points PROSECCO EXTRA DRY
Conclusive Comment: Among the whites, the Lison Classico 2009, extremely smooth and the Pinot Grigio 2009, harmoniously enveloping, stand out immediately. Of an overall superior caliber, the Sauvignon 2009: among the best and not only of this region, given its lingering roundness and rich structure. Extracts of excellent concentration in the sweet Solamioni et Amicis Passito: a fruity wine with truly majestic density. Very clean and fragrant the bubbles in Demi Sec Moletto 2009 with a noticeable sparkling viscosity. Substantially better the red, and not just taken as a group. The Cabernet Franc Lison-Pramaggiore 2009 stands out for the strength and intensity of its aroma, the Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso 2008 exhibits great body with a menthol smoothness. The Raboso 2004 is the best wine of the entire tasting. Its majestic body and mint-ily sumptuous smoothness. This variety at its maximum concentration and persuasive power, congratulations! A glass that is decidedly growing in substance, that of Moletto, good.
"A family-run winery born in the 1960s, today it is one of the most-renowned in the entire Veneto region. Moletto confirms a top-level qualitative standard while at the same time offering a wide and varied gamma of wines that range from white to red and sparkling wines, all vinified using varieties typical of this area. This year we take pleasure in noting the Solamini et Amicis Passito, from exclusively Sauvignon grapes of intriguing and unusual aroma. And the impression is the same on the palate; it is creamy and balanced with a lingering hint of caramel. Also good the rest of their wines."
4 clusters SOLAMINI ET AMICIS PASSITO 2004: Crystalline topaz color. Intriguing nuances of cappuccino and almond brittle, apricot jam, caramel toffee and glazed overtones. And the impression is the same on the palate; it is creamy and balanced with a lingering hint of caramel. 5 years in barrique.
4 clusters FRANCONIA 2008: Ruby-red. Hints of woodland undergrowth, flowers, fruit, spices and damp earth, chinaroot, graphite and fern. Smooth and amiable on the palate, with silky overtones and almondy aftertaste.
4 clusters COLMELLO ROSSO 2003: Dazzling garnet red. Intense jam and spices, with mineral and balsamic overtones and bark, earth, rhubarb and blueberry. Structured and balanced taste with rounded tannins and good acidity. Smoky intense aromatic aftertaste. 4 years in barrique.
3 clusters RABOSO 2004: Garnet red. Spicy, balsamic aroma framing jammy blackberry, graphite, cocoa and tobacco. Smooth and full-bodied, well-balanced and refined. Echo of almonds. 4 years in barrique.
3 clusters BRUT ANNOZERO: Golden-green with dense froth. Bouquet of resin and fresh bread, wilted flowers, butter, vanilla, nuts and citrus blossom honey. Fully echoed on the palate, lovely freshness and prolonged aftertaste where honey once again returns. Two years "sur lie".
3 clusters SAUVIGNON 2009: Pale green nuance. Varietal nose of tomato leaf, passion fruit, lime and sage. Coherent and fragrant, nice freshness and citrusy intense aromatic aftertaste.
3 clusters PINOT GRIGIO 2009: Light straw color, delicate hints of banana, custard, citrus blossom and butterbush against mineral base. Smooth and balanced with acidic edge, closes with hint of citrus.
3 clusters MERLOT AFFINATO IN BARRIQUE 2006: Shades of garnet red. Wild berries, wilted flowers, damp earth, blueberries and carob. Calibrated and coherent, with refined tannins and mineral aftertaste. 2 years in barrique.
3 clusters DEMI SEC MILLESIMATO 2009: Light-green flashes and fine perlage. Ripe fruit, herbs, almond blossom and honey. Somewhat sweet and fresh, tasty acidic/savory verve.