Archives: Wine 2023

Wine 2023


Sangiovese from a small parcel (Vigna Monsignore, 0.50 hectare) in the heart of Montalcino. Mixed soils consisting of both clay and chalk, with vines in easterly exposure – giving great balance between the warmer south and cooler northern side, allowing for a slow ripening of the fruit. Long maceration with gentle punch downs during alcoholic… Read more »


Certified organic Verdicchio is a high quality white grape from the Marche region of central Italy, with a good body, refreshing acidity and citrus, almond and spicy aromas and flavors – a classic in Italy since the 15th century. The name is derived from the Italian word for green, verde, referring to the green tinge… Read more »


Nero d’Avola is believed to originate from the town of Avola itself, near Syracuse in south-east Sicily. The fruit for this vintage 2020 SUADELA Nero d’Avola grew on two 25-year old parcels of the Suor Marchesa vineyard in Butera-Riesi, at 15 kilometers from the southern coast. Although the exposure is south, the cool Mediterranean breeze… Read more »


Again the fascinating blend of four grape varieties from the same commune (Ipplis di Premariacco), close to the Slavonian border, but in different proportions compared to the 2016 vintage – Friulano (25%), Pinot Bianco (40%), Sauvignon Blanc (20%) and Riesling Renano (as we know it from Germany, 15%). Friulano and Pinot Bianco give the wine… Read more »

Taurasi DOCG

Taurasi shares important similarities in style, structure and ageing potential with its cousin from the north – Barolo. The grape variety, Aglianico (100%), likely migrated from Greece to the south of Italy in the 7th century and decided to stay. The 2015 vintage was exceptionally good for Taurasi. Fruit from a 25-year old vineyard parcel… Read more »

Chianti Classico DOCG

Certified organic From the original Chianti hills between Florence and Siena, the oldest denomination on earth. This SUADELA Chianti Classico is made with grapes from 40 to 50 year old Sangiovese vines on a 1.5 hectare organically farmed parcel named Vigna Montaperto, in the commune of Castelnuovo Berardenga. The soil here is particularly rich in… Read more »

Rapsodia in Rosso II VDI

SUADELA’s second Rapsodia in Rosso celebrates the best of Italy’s north, south and center – for each comprising the very best expressions of the 2018 vintage. The humble designation ‘Vino d’Italia’ is certainly deceptive, as this wine transcends any single region and denomination. Riccardo Cotarella orchestrated in his own family cantina an exotic and truly… Read more »

Barolo DOCG

Barolo DOCG 2018 label

This Barolo again originates from a very small vineyard parcel (0.30 hectare) called Lu Snert, in the commune of Novello in the Langhe. The 2018 Barolo vintage produced approachable wines, with moderate acidity and ripe tannins, and the SUADELA 2018 is no exception. The fruit matured perfectly. The wine has very good complexity, body and… Read more »