On the Road with the Grape Guy

Trasimeno : A Tasting in Two Parts

07 Feb 2023


Everyone is fond of the term “Masterclass” these days, the name holds a certain amount of charm; today we had two centered around the Trasimeno Gamay grape (to learn more about this variety see here). The first masterclass focused on the many faces of Rosé in the region, the second highlighted the red wines made from this confusing and slightly misunderstood grape.

Gamay (Rosé) - mainly

2020 Pucciarella Rosè Trasimeno Spumante Metodo Classico - Rosè DOC Sparkling Gamay
(Pinot Nero)    
Classic Method made from Pinot Noir with 12 months on lees, delicate bubble with nice acidity: light lemon, lime and super freshness - could drink this all day … (Good +)

2021 Rosè di Boldrino - Umbria Rosato IGT
(Trasimeno Gamay & Sangiovese)    
This Sangiovese blend comes across light with raspberry and nectarine with notes of cantaloup and honeydew – and easy drinking rosé … (Good +)

Pouring Rose2021 Le Cupe - Umbria Rosato IGT    
(Trasimeno Gamay)    
Plenty of red fruits with raspberry and strawberry dominating plus there’s a touch of citrus on the finish … (Good +)

2021 Martavello - Umbria Rosato IGT
(Trasimeno Gamay)    
Bubble gum nose with notes of blood orange, nectarine and other fruits - there is also a touch of red fruit sweetness on the finish … (Good +)

2021 La Bisbetica Rosato - Umbria rosato IGT   Rose Glasses  
(Trasimeno Gamay)    
Big acid hit: nectarine and lemon; chuggable on a slow Sunday afternoon … (Better)

2021 Es...senza - Umbria Rosato IGT
(Sangiovese & Pinot Noir)    
Red fruited in flavour and dark in colour, but the taste is light but with a bitterish finish that evokes sour cherries … (Good)

2020 Rosè di Boldrino - Umbria Rosato IGT    
(Trasimeno Gamay & Sangiovese)    
A nice red fruited number, but not as fresh and enjoyable as the 2021 – see above … (Good)

Trasimeno Gamay (Rosso / Red)

2020 CANTINA NOFRINI Rosso Principe - Trasimeno Gamay DOC
(Trasimeno Gamay)    
There's a nice fruit component to this wine on the palate, but the nose might be a bit of a detractor … (Good)

2019 IL POGGIO Legamè - Trasimeno Gamay DOC
(Trasimeno Gamay)
Fruit forward that is very dark in nature, silky on the palate; smooth and lovely … (Better)

2018 COLDIBETTO E-trusco - Trasimeno Gamay DOC    
(Trasimeno Gamay)    
Dark and red cherry fruit with licorice and subtle spice - very pretty, very smooth … (Good+)

2019 LA QUERCIOLANA Camporso - Trasimeno Gamay Riserva DOC
(Trasimeno Gamay)    
Raspberry, cherry, blackberry and tobacco with a nice spicy finish ... (Good+)

2020 PUCCIARELLA Trasimeno Gamay Pucciarella - Trasimeno Gamay DOC
(Trasimeno Gamay)    
Red licorice, subtle spice, mocha-tobacco, plus a blackberry-mocha finish - this is a lot of fun ... (Good+)

2018 DUCA DELLA CORGNA Poggio Petroso - Trasimeno Gamay Riserva DOC
(Trasimeno Gamay)
Light, if not a little oxidized, but still shows a notes of fruit and herbal character - there are also a few under-ripe characters here. It's not off-putting, but it does detract a little from the overall impact of the wine ... (Good)


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