Vignalta - Colli Euganei - Rosso Riserva

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Overview: Vignalta was founded in 1980 by Lucio Gomiero in Colli Euganei (the Venetian Hills) of Northern Italy. After years of tasting quality Bordeaux wines, Lucio felt inspired to produce wines of similar caliber in his native land. Due to the fact that Colli Euganei shares the same lines of latitude as Bordeaux, red Bordeaux varieties have since proven to thrive in the region and have quickly replaced many indigenous varieties following the phylloxera devastation in the 1800s.

Lucio paved the way for quality wine production in a region traditionally known for producing average wines. It has since gained notable recognition on a global scale. 

The Rosso Riserva is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and the grapes are planted in the Euganea Hills, Arquà Petrarca, Baone, Cinto Euganeo, and Teol. The vines age is an average of 25 years and grow upon beds of clay and sedimentary soil with the disintegration of volcanic rocks. After harvest, the grapes are destemmed and crushed and are left to ferment and macerate for 14 days in stainless steel. The wine is then transferred to French oak barrels where it is aged for 24 months, before being transferred into the bottle and aging for an additional 6. 

Tasting Notes: Aromatically the wine is full of bright fruit flavors such as blackberries, cherries, and raspberries with notes of dust and black olives. On the palate, the wine is velvety smooth with nuances of bramble and ripe dark fruits. 

Pairing: Beef and venison

Points: 90, Vinous

Format/ABV: 750 ml/15.0%

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