Saturday, July 16, 2011

Spirit of Wine Review & Rating: **+ Cantina Di Villa Valtellina Rosso DOC, Lombardy, Italy, 2006

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By way of background, opening thoughts: This wine was introduced as part of the Glass of Italy program.


Original tasting and review : This is Cantina Di Villa Valtellina Rosso DOC, Lombardy, Italy, 2006, finished at 12.5% alcohol.  In addition to 90% Nebbiolo, this contains 10% of the Pignola grape. 

In the glass: Deep red with bricking at the edge.

On the nose: Poured cool with a brief decant and swirled vigorously, shows sweet and round aromas.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact twiggy, branches, with dry strawberry overtones and solid acids.

In summary: Overall, rates two stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, with a plus for its intriguing, terroir-driven nature.

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