Saturday, July 16, 2011

Spirit of Wine Review & Rating: **+ Cantina Di Villa Valtellina Rosso Superiore DOC Incontri, Teglio & Castione Andevenno, Italy, 2003

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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 Superiore DOC Incontri, Teglio & Castione Andevenno, Italy, 2003, finished at 12.5% alcohol.

In the glass: Medium deep red, with an orange edge, almost looking like a reddish Scotch whiskey.

On the nose: Poured cool with a brief decant and swirled vigorously, shows bright, bold oxidized style with tree branches in the mix. 

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact bright acids, dry strawberries and a hint of sweetness lurking in the background.

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

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