Producer: Corte Gardoni Style: Red Wine Grape Type: other red varietal Origin:Italy Region:Veneto
90 Points | International Wine Cellar , March 2012
Very pale cherry-red. Subtle perfume of strawberry, cherry, wild herbs and fresh mint. Supple, spicy and seamless, with lovely intensity and a saline, tactile umami quality that buffers the wine's dryness. Seems less exotic and cooler than the 2009 version, even though the earlier growing season was warmer. Refreshing and perfumed on the aftertaste, finishing with a light dusting of tannins, a sexy suggestion of cinnamon and sneaky length.
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3.31 out of 5 stars
A surprise being a "light" red.
I stereotype Italian reds as being a darker or more robust.
As a neophyte, my comments; It was very nice.
Good With Hearty Ministrone
I tried this wine with a hearty ministrone and was pleasantly surprised at how well it paired. The sweetness of the vegatables was present in the wine as well as a pleasant, slightly bitter edge to the finish. Although 13% the wine did not have any heaviness and in fact, was light in color and mouth feel.
Not bad, not great
Average red table wine from Veneto; not bad, but nothing spectacular
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