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Vignalta 'Marrano', Veneto Rosso IGT Colli Euganei, Veneto, Italy 2012 (750mL)
After years of tasting quality Bordeaux wines, Lucio Gomiero felt inspired to produce wines of similar caliber in his native land. Due to the fact that Colli Euganei shares the same latitude and soil composition as Bordeaux, varietals like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot have thrived on his estate. The "Marrano" is on par with Grand Cru Classé Saint-Émilion for a fraction of the price. The 2012 has equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot selected from Lucio's best barrels. The wine displays more refinement and elegance than most Bolgheri Rossos that retail for twice the price. With the extra bottle age, the bouquet has fully developed after an hour decant. A bevy of dark morello cherry and blackberry fruit rises from the glass with hints of heady pink peppercorns, vanilla, and holiday baking spices. One harmonious package showcasing silky, well-integrated tannins on the finish. Elevate the experience with a simple seared lamb chop or steak preparation.
- Sub-RegionColli Euganei
- SoilLimestone & Red Clay
- BlendCabernet Sauvignon 50% & Merlot 50%
- OakFrench 500-Liter (2nd Year Used)
- Temp.Serve at 60-65° F
- GlasswareBordeaux Stems
- Decanting30-45 Minutes
- PairingClassic Delmonico Steak
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