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Radoar loach Vigneti delle Dolomiti Rosso 2011


Synopsis, Our Opinion: An interesting wine that had lots of charisma.

Producer/Winery: Norbert Blasbichler; Radoar; Feldthurns, Italy.

Grape Variety: Blend – Zweigelt and Pinot Nero.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Vigneti delle Dolomiti; Alto Adige, Italy.

Vintage: 2011

Price: $29.70 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

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

Paired With: Eggplant meatloaf, baked potatoes and beets.

Tasting:

    Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, ruby color with the same color rim. Aromas of: cherry, cranberry, licorice, damp basement, dry bales of hay and whiffs of smoke. Rustic, vibrant and a tad off-dry mouthfeel, light to medium body and an 80-grit texture. Quite fruity with ripe cherry, cranberry, pomegranate, chocolate and brown sugar flavors. A huge amount of bright acidity, light slightly grippy tannins and a complex fruity and lightly tannic finish. A fruity wine that changes at mid-palate to a more savory and tart combination that has real appeal. We called it an interesting wine that had lots of charisma.

A view from Norbert Blasbichler's vineyard in the Alto Adige region of Italy
Photo from Lauren Feldman, Louis/Dressner.

Comments: Learn more about Radoar and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 13.5%

Closure: Aluminium covered 45mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Louis/Dressner Selections; New York, New York.