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Contrada Vallone 2011

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The grapes used for this exquisite blend come from the oldest vineyard on the property. A blend of Sangiovese and Montepulciano grapes, the wine is structured and quite pleasant to drink. Classic Bordeaux-style winemaking is employed, with aging in French barrels for 8-10 months, then an additional 6 months in the bottle before release. Dry and balanced, it carries notes of creamy berries on the nose, and tastes of cherry and vanilla. This wine pairs very well with seasoned chicken dishes and savory dishes such as red meats and mushrooms.

Region: Italy » Marche » Rosso Piceno

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Winery: Rio Maggio
Color: Red
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Snooth User: zeiger
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5.00 5
06/10/2016

Beautiful Old World red that expresses the terroir of the Marche. I taste Italian tradition in every sip. Earthy leather on the nose, followed by a terroir-driven taste- leathery fruit through from the front palate to a juicy savoryness mid-palate through the finish. I'll take 2



The grapes used for this exquisite blend come from the oldest vineyard on the property. A blend of Sangiovese and Montepulciano grapes, the wine is structured and quite pleasant to drink. Classic Bordeaux-style winemaking is employed, with aging in French barrels for 8-10 months, then an additional 6 months in the bottle before release. Dry and balanced, it carries notes of creamy berries on the nose, and tastes of cherry and vanilla. This wine pairs very well with seasoned chicken dishes and savory dishes such as red meats and mushrooms.

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Closure: Cork

Notes: Fermented in glass-lined concrete and then aged 8-10 months in new and 1st pass French oak

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.5%

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