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Tezza Red, Recioto della Valpolicella, Valpantena 2006 (500ml)


Recommendation: Thick viscosity, deliciously sweet dessert wine that will end a special meal with a wonderful note.

Winery/Producer: Tezza Flavio; Verona, Italy.

Grape Variety: Blend: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and Molinara.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Verona, Italy.

Vintage: 2006

Price: $28.80 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

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

Paired With: Brie cheese; Cheesecake; sipping alone.

Tasting:

    He said: Opened and recorked for 5-days. Very dark, almost opaque, garnet color with a brown rim. Strong raisin and cherry aromas with overtones of sweetness. Silky smooth, heavy sweet mouth-feel and abundant raisin and fruit taste that goes through the finish which had unexpected tannins. Thick viscosity, deliciously sweet dessert wine that will end a special meal with a wonderful note.

    She said: The full red cherry flavor is joined by a super sweet viscous mouth-feel that slides over the palate with a heavy tread. We tried this with cheesecake and Brie cheese but both were disasters. When we had it as a dessert all by itself and it was delicious. I am not fond of sweets of any sort but have to admit that this wine was VERY pleasant and delicious when drank on its own.

    Comments:

Alcohol: 14.5%

Bar code: 8 73126 00028 1

Imported by: Haw River Wine Man; Burlington, North Carolina.