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Visintini Franconia Delle Venezie 2017


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A versatile wine that’s an outstanding value.

Producer/Winery: Azienda Agricola Andrea Visintini; Corno di Rosazzo, Italy.

Grape Variety: Blaufränkisch (Franconia).

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Trevenezie; Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy.

Vintage: 2017

Price: $16.20 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

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

Paired With: Pork stuffed peppers, oven potato fries and corn-on-the-cob.

Tasting:

    Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, very dark ruby color with a lighter brown/red rim. Very fruity ripe cherry aroma dominating with plum and blackberry in the background. Lively, bold and quite spicy mouthfeel, medium to full body and a 80-grit texture. Wonderful dark cherry, plum, mulberry and current fruit with very strong peppery spice flavors. Medium edgy acidity, delicious and abundant fine grained tannins and a long gritty finish. A little different from traditional Italian red wines…heaver, rich deep fruit flavors, lots of tannin and a unique bitter finish. FANTASTIC paired with the strong flavored dinner, but equally good sipping without food after the dinner. We found it more like a heavy European wine than an Italian red, but we really liked it. We called it a versatile wine that’s an outstanding value.

Since 2002, the winery, has been run by Oliviero and his sisters Cinzia and Palmira
Photo from Visintini.

Comments: Learn more about Azienda Agricola Andrea Visintini and their wines.

See our reviews of other Visintini wines.

Alcohol Content: 13%

Closure: Aluminium covered 45mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: 8 077777 000443

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