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Oltretorrente Colli Tortonesi Rosso 2014


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A very unique and delicious wine!!!

Producer/Winery: Oltretorrente; Paderna, Italy.

Grape Variety: Barbera blend – 90% Barbera and 10% Dolcetto.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Colli Tortonesi; Piedmont, Italy.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $18.00 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

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

Paired With: Lasagna and a garden salad.

Tasting:

    Opened 60-minutes before drinking. Clear, dark ruby with a very light purple rim. Aromas of smoky dark fruit, wet wood, hints of licorice and tobacco and occasional whiffs of lavender. Rustic, spicy, bone-dry, medium body and a 100-grit texture. Dominant cherry with lesser amounts of plum and blackberry flavors all wrapped around a peppery spice core. Edgy acidity, grippy tannins and a powerful long spicy-tart finish that ends with an interesting mineral aftertaste. WOW, not a heavy wine, but gobs of flavor and a super strong finish. Great with the venison and roasted tomato sauce in the lasagna. An energetic Italian red that pairs very well with food. It’s versatility makes it a good candidate for a “House Red”…it’s a very unique and delicious wine!!!

Chiara Penati and her husband Michele Conoscenti, owners of the Oltretorrente vineyard
Photo from Oltretorrente.

Comments: Learn more about Oltretorrente and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 13.5%

Closure: Reconstructed cork.

UPC Code: 8 58162 00462 2

Imported by: Piedmont Wine Imports; Durham, North Carolina.