Just back from a Caribbean cruise on MSC Opera (Italian line) the wine list
was predominately Italian so I took a chance on a couple of previous
unkowns described in the wine list as:
Pinot Nero Vinificato Rosso doc Vigna Rasara "Il Montu" (2001?)
a very nice wine not a great one, but certainly pleasant enough that we
drank two bottles ;-).
Butafucco Roccolo delle Viole OP (a town, full name escapes) Nice light
fruity with no great qualities, a good wine, but not a great one.
Barbera d'Asti doc La Coumaleja I really liked this one figure it to be a
$10-12 US bottle of wine but a good QPR at that point. Actually would have
bought more if it hadn't been the last night when I tried it.
One I didn't try was Motefalco "Colpetrone" the wine guy didn't really want
to push it, but somehow I think it should have been at least as good as the
Buttafucco does anyone know?
Oh yes, we did have a 98 Bunello "Marchesato degli Alleramici" and it was a
very nice experience, too bad I was drinking and not writing!
- posted 15 years ago