Fasoli Gino - 2010/15
Those of you who have had the good fortune to try Fasoli’s Orgno will be delighted to hear about this vinous sibling! In the beginning, Fasoli made a selection of Merlot vines from the Orgno vineyard (avoiding the use of clones to ensure biodiversity) and planted them in the Calle vineyard in 1995; a site similar in soil and microclimate to that of Orgno. To suggest that La Calle is in some way a second wine to the Orgno would be ridiculous. It commands the drinkers respect with its own unique flavours; prune, chocolate, spice, raisin… It’s all in there, waiting to be discovered. As with all the Fasoli wines it manages to deliver power with elegance.
93 Points – The Wine Gang ‘A pretty special wine, made by the passito (partially dried grape) method, and weighing in with a hefty 17.5% alcohol, it has a massively sweet and deep aromatic with a cocoa richness to the plum, prune and cherry fruit. Super-sweet and textured, it is majestic stuff. How to judge it? Tough, as you’ll need to like this style, but undeniably well done and for us, delicious. – perhaps with chunks of Parmesan or mature cheddar?‘ June 2016 (2010 vintage)
92 Points – JamesSuckling.com (2015 vintage)