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Nicolini Rosso 2014


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A FANTASTIC bargain that easily fits into our Quality wine at a Bargain price category.

Producer/Winery: Giorgio Nicolini; Muggia, Italy.

Grape Variety: Borgogna Nera Istriana.

Geographic Appellation: Istria, Italy.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $11.70 (with a “close-out” price and 10% mixed case discount)

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

Paired With: Whole wheat angel hair pasta with home made roasted tomato sauce topped with grated Asiago cheese and a garden salad.

Tasting:

    Opened 45-minutes before drinking. Clear, but almost opaque, brownish purple color with a light purple rim; considerable fine sediment in the bottom of every pour. Strong fruity aromas with lots of damp earth and mushroom in the background. Very smooth, dry, medium body and a 200-grit texture. Powerful ripe tart pie cherry, plum and anise flavors, well balanced fresh acidity and slightly grippy tannins with a medium-length tart finish that had a tad of tar in the aftertaste. Throughout each sip, from the first pour to the last, there was a persistent zesty characteristic that tasted salty. This was easy drinking wine with a fresh enticing character. At our purchase price of only $11.70 this was a FANTASTIC bargain that easily gets our Quality wine at a Bargain price rating.

Giorgio Nicolini's vineyard overlooking the town of Muggia and the Gulf of Trieste
Photo from Giorgio Nicolini.

Comments: Learn more about Giorgio Nicolini and his wines.

Alcohol Content: 12.5%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: Unreadable

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