Grape Variety: Pinot Noir.
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Langhe; Piedmont, Italy.
Price: $24.30 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Roast turkey, mashed potatoes with turkey gravy and roast carrots.
Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, light brownish ruby color with a lighter rim. Earthy cherry, plum and old bales of dry hay aromas. Smooth entry, slightly rustic, spicy and tart mouthfeel, solid medium body and 150-grit texture. Lots of tart cherry, plum and mushroom flavors. Dominating edgy acidity, persistent fine grained tannins and a long bitter fruit finish. WOW, what an unusual Pinot Noir!!! It had the underlying tastes of a Pinot Noir, but at the same time had the vigor and excitement of a red Italian table wine. It paired well with the turkey flavors and was enjoyable sipping after the meal although the fresh acidity slightly overpowered the delicious fruit and tannins. A unique wine that includes the character of both red Burgundy and a spirited Italian red table wine.
Alcohol Content: 14%
Closure: 45mm Natural cork.
UPC Code: 7 61503 72309 3
Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.