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Marco De Bartoli Rosso di Marco 2012

Synopsis, Our Opinion: It’s simply OUTSTANDING!!!

Producer/Winery: Marco de Bartoli; Pentelleria, Italy.

Grape Variety: Pignatello (Perricone).

Geographic Appellation: Pignatello Terre Siciliane; Sicily, Italy.

Vintage: 2012

Price: $23.40 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

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

Paired With: Pasta with Italian sausage, mushrooms and Parmesan cheese, a garden salad.

Tasting:

    He said: Opened 30-minutes before drinking. VERY aromatic with rich earthy blackberry and cherry aromas with hints of alcohol on the first pour. Silky smooth, savory, dry, with lots of fresh acidity and a strong medium body; cherry, blackberry, strawberry, dusty mineral and hints of tobacco flavors that continue on through a finish that’s packed with soft edged, perfectly structured tannins and delicious fruit taste. So easy drinking and it improved dramatically the longer it was uncorked…I should have decanted this bottle, but it was so good when it was opened I just couldn’t imagine how much more delicious it would become from the first taste to the last!!! This is a $20 wine I can’t say enough good things about…it’s simply OUTSTANDING!!! I put this into that very reserved category of memorable wines you nonchalantly took for granted until you had the first taste and find you have discovered a very special treasure.

    She said: Vicky is in California this week so we just have a “He said” review.

Marco De Bartoli in his vineyard
Photo from Marco De Bartoli (Maurizio Gjiovovich).

Comments: Learn more about Marco De Bartoli and his wines.

Alcohol Content: 11-14%

Closure: Cork.

UPC Code: NA

Imported by: Louis/Dressner Selections; New York, New York.