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Scarpa La Selva Di Moirano Vino Rosso 2011


Synopsis, Our Opinion: An unusual grape and a SUPER Italian red wine!!!

Producer/Winery: Antica Casa Vinicola Scarpa; Nizza Monferrato, Italy.

Grape Variety: Brachetto.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Vino da Tavola, Italy.

Vintage: 2011.

Price: $25.20 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

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

Paired With: Italian Sausage Bolognese on angel hair pasta and fresh grilled onions and yellow squash.

Tasting:

    Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, ruby color with the same color rim. Rich cherry, floral and old barn wood aromas. Very aromatic, fruity, vibrant, medium body (the fruity sweetness gives weightiness to what we would usually call a light body) and a 150-grit texture. Tart cherry and cranberry flavors that explodes with strawberry, raspberry and spice at about mid-palate. Abundant bright acidity, grippy tannins and a long fruity finish that ends with tannin grip and tar. This was OUTSTANDING with the Sausage Bolognese and equally as good sipping after the dinner. An unusual grape and a SUPER Italian red wine!!!

Scarpa vineyard in the hills outside Nizza Monferrato, Italy
Photo from Scarpa Wine.

Comments: Learn more about Scarpa and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 11-14%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: Unreadable.

Imported by: Porto Vino; Buffalo, New York.