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.
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.
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!!!
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.