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Ferrando La Torrazza Canavese Rosso 2014

Synopsis, Our Opinion: This wine had a unique assured and scrumptious character that was simply intoxicating. We both loved it and it’s a no-brainer buy again wine!!!

Producer/Winery: Ferrando Azienda Vitivinicola; Torino, Italy.

Grape Variety: Blend – Nebbiolo and Barbera.

Geographic Appellation: Canavese; Piedmont, Italy.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $19.80 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Leftover venison meatloaf roulade with spinach ricotta filling and Madeira mushroom gravy; salt potatoes with melted butter and roasted brocolli.

Tasting:

    Opened 30-minutes before drinking. Clear, dark purple color with a lighter rim. Aromas of fresh picked red fruit, damp earth, mushrooms being sautéed and just a touch of anise at the very end of the sniff. Silky, a notch or two above medium body and a 200 grit sandpaper texture. Overflowing with ripe, juicy cherry, strawberry and raspberry flavors and way before mid-palate the supple tannins dominate with lots of fresh acidity continuing through a long mouthwatering finish. WOW, WOW, like velvet, but no shrinking violet…great aromas, wonderful taste, tannins that stand on their own and a silky tart cherry finish and after-taste. PERFECT paired with the venison and so VERY FRESH and EASY DRINKING without food. Drinking this wine was like being in the Alps during a cool Spring sunny day…it was just so unimpaired. This wine had a unique assured and scrumptious character that was simply intoxicating. We both loved it and it’s a no-brainer buy again wine!!!

Ferrando vineyard nestled in the foothills of the Italian Alps
Photo from Ferrando Azienda Vitivinicola.

Comments: Learn more about Ferrando and their wines.
Russ Anderson at the Caviste Wine Shop recommended this wine paired with venison…and it was PERFECT!!!

Alcohol Content: 12%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: 8 55152 00109 8

Imported by: Rosenthal Wine Merchant; New York, New York.