The Aquila del Torre' most interesting wines for 2013 Wine Guides are:
AT FRIULANO 2011
- SLOW WINE - VINO SLOW
- GAMBERO ROSSO - 2 BICCHIERI
- L'ESPRESSO - 16,5/20
OASI 2010 - Picolit secco
- MIGLIORI VINI D’ITALIA 2013 – 94/100
- BIBENDA 2013 - 4 GRAPPOLI
Look at the file attached to read more!
THE WINE BLOGGER J.C. REID TALKS ABOUT AQUILA DEL TORRE
The wine blogger J.C. Reid talks about us and our Friulano:
Aquila Del Torre floor mosaic. It was a dark and stormy night. No really, it was pitch black outside, we’d been tasting all day, it had been raining for hours and we were trundling up a steep, rocky road to the last event of our trip. Admittedly, we were all exhausted, but upon arrival at the Aquila del Torre winery we were welcomed into a warm tasting room by our warm hosts, the Ciani family. Son Michele acted as master of ceremonies and soon we were seated at an elegant table in an elegant room tasting very elegant wines. The Friulano we tasted here was one of the best of the trip. Dinner was mercifully light (I think they’d been tipped off to our long day) with simple courses of cheese and greens. It was obvious there had been a lot of thought in the wine-food pairings as the flavor combinations were inspiring. Dominating the room was a beautiful floor mosaic done by a local artist using rocks from a nearby stream or “torre.” This was the perfect culmination to a spectacular week in Colli Orientali del Friuli.
Read all his story about friuli at this link
WINE & SPIRITS MAGAZINE
91 points for Aquila del Torre Friulano 2010 on Wine & Spirits Magazine!
DECANTER SILVER MEDAL FOR PICOLIT 2008
Decanter 2012 results: Four stars and silver medal for
Aquila del Torre Picolit 2008!
Have a look at this nice blog from our friend Terence http://www.muddybootsblog.com/2012/04/from-friuli-to-tribeca-.html where he speaks about the last tour of Aquila del Torre crew in NYC.
VINOLOGUE LIKES AQUILA DEL TORRE WINES IN SAN FRANCISCO.
During the Simply Italian teastin in San Francisco, som impression about Aquila del Torre wines from vinologue.net
" Yesterday, was a large-scale tasting called Simply Italian. These types of tastings are a mixed blessing as they give people in the “industry” the chance to taste a broad range of wines; many of which aren’t imported to the US yet, but they’re usually a zoo. It doesn’t really matter if they tuck it away with no signs (as they did on the second floor of the Regis Hotel) and have people checking business cards and credentials at the door, those looking to get a couple of free drinks manage to find their way in.
So, donning my darkest clothing to avert potentially over-zealous glass swirls, I headed down. In the main room all the winemakers/winery representatives were spread around the room in a one table apiece fashion. The food was in an adjoining room and was an impressive spread that was continually popular.
This event saw wineries from all over the country. From Sicily I tasted Avide which is apparently the only DOCG winery in Sicily. One of their standouts for me was the Sigillo 2005 which was an easy-to-drink, pleasing wine with a moderately hearty body that gave way to subtle plushness. Also enjoyable was their Passito, a dessert wine that was sweet, but not cloyingly so. It was more crisp in the finish than sticky with sugar. One of their higher-end wines, the 3 Carati 2006 I enjoyed, but an older woman next to me got completely enamored of the wine and asked if she was to visit the winery in Sicily, if it would be safe and if she would need a bodyguard (refer to the first paragraph).
While I will always be partial to Croatian wines if for no other reason that my family ties, I have to say that I am absolutely in love with what is coming out of Friuli these days. Maybe it’s because it touches Slovenia or maybe it’s because so many of the winemakers are adverse to heavy oak, but whatever the reason, I was thrilled to try three different wineries from the region. The first was Aquila del Torre, a winery established rather recently in the mid-nineties and is a family-run operation. Their Friulano 2010 is slightly tart, but with good acidity and perfect for foods. The Riesling 2009 was very light, but not at all sweet with a well-structured body that was enjoyable. The Sauvignon Blanc 2010 was light with citrus undertones and an interesting light touch of ash. The Refosco 2008 was very interesting with a stronger body than what I’m used to with this wine. There was a touch of plum and berries, but it remained light and well-suited for food overall. "
Recently, on Tanzer's wineaccess.com site, reviews of three of Aquila del Torre's wines were published. Here are the reviews, along with links to www.wineaccess.com
5 GRAPPOLI - DUEMILAVINI, AIS
93/100 - Annuario dei migliori vini italiani, Luca Maroni
CORONA - Vini Buoni d'Italia, Touring Club Editore
SAUVIGNON BLANC 2010:
90/100 - Migliori Vini d'Italia, D'Agata & Comparini
...and even more on the attached file!
An interesting overiew about Friulian hospitality and Aquila del Torre B&B "Oasi Picolit".
The results: Vit dai Maz 2008, silver medal!