Grape Variety: Blend – Zweigelt and Pinot Nero.
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Vigneti delle Dolomiti; Alto Adige, Italy.
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.
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.
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Closure: Aluminium covered 45mm Natural cork.
UPC Code: Not available.
Imported by: Louis/Dressner Selections; New York, New York.