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Aldo Rainoldi Rosso di Valtellina 2013


Recommendation: A FANTASTIC Italian red that’s a true bargain and way better than its price suggests!!!

Winery/Producer: Aldo Rainoldi

Grape Variety: Nebbiolo (Chiavennasca).

Geographic Region, Appellation: Valtellina; Lombardy, Italy

Vintage: 2013

Price: $14.40

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

Paired With: Murray’s Morbier cheese.

Tasting:

    He said: Opened 15-minutes before drinking. Clear, ruby red color. Damp earth, red berries and a touch of fresh floral aromas. Rich fruit taste and a long finish that continues the smooth delicious acidity and dry dusty blueberry flavor. WOW,WOW,WOW…fantastic alone, simply perfect with the Morbier cheese. A FANTASTIC Italian red that’s a true bargain and way better than its price suggests!!!

    She said: Ruby red color, slightly opaque, lots of thin rapidly moving legs. Very aromatic, this wine made a great impression right off the bat and continued to impress. Although the body was on the light side, the flavor was good and the tannins excellent, so the mouth-feel was almost chewy. The finish was long with tannins dominating. This was a great wine for $14 and I recommend it and would buy it again in a flash.

    Aldo Rainoldi's vineyard in the foothills of the Alps

    Comments: Learn more about Aldo Rainoldi and his wines.

Alcohol: 12.5%

UPC Code: 8000044001300

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

Photo from Aldo Rainoldi.