Grape Variety: Schiava (85% Schiava and 15% other local grapes).
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Vino da Tavola (Vino Rossa), Italy.
Price: $23.40 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Pasta with Italian meatballs, homemade roasted tomato sauce and Parmesan cheese
Opened One hour before drinking. Clear, thin brownish garnet color with a lighter red rim. Musty leather, cherry, plum, dusty rocks and smoky aromas. Smooth (you could almost call it silky), robust and dusty mouthfeel, light body and a 200-grit texture. Flourishing tart cherry, plum, red current and juicy ripe boysenberry flavors. Fresh acidity, light-footed fine grained, but very abundant tannins and a long dusty fruit finish. Looking at the thin color it looks like Pinot Noir, but both the aroma and taste are more like a spicy Rhone red. It’s clearly an unusual red wine that really tweaked our interest from the first sip to the last. It’s a light wine with lots of flavor and enticing character. We loved it and called it OUTSTANDING, even with our poorly paired dinner!!!
Alcohol Content: 12%
Closure: 45mm Natural cork.
UPC Code: Not available.
Imported by: Louis/Dressner Selections; New York, New York.