Grape Variety: Piedirosso.
Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Campania, Italy.
Price: $14.40 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Satay made with grilled chicken marinated in a mixture of lime juice, tamari, ginger, garlic, brown sugar, and cilantro served with coconut based peanut sauce; sides of grilled zucchini and black rice flavored with tomatoes and shallots.
Opened 30-minutes before drinking. Clear, dark garnet color with a slightly lighter rim. Damp earth, freshly sharpened pencil, a little barnyard and ripe plum aromas. Fruity, bone dry, medium body and a 80-grit texture. Dusty plum, tart cherry, blackberry, a little blueberry and tar flavors with tenacious minerality from start to finish. Plenty of bright acidity, grippy tannins and a long, almost bitter finish. VERY interesting wine, we paired this with the grilled chicken, but it was also EXCELLENT with the zucchini and sipping after the dinner. A bit rustic, but full of flavors and the dry tannins gave a mouth-feel that only needed tiny sips to enjoy. GREAT Italian red that’s an EXCELLENT value.
Alcohol Content: 14%
Closure: Reconstructed cork.
UPC Code: 0 24606 36368 0
Imported by: Piedmont Wine Imports; Durham, North Carolina.