Why I suggest Nero di Troia Il Falcone Castel del Monte Rosso Riserva DOCG
We consider it a very good wine and all vintages are surprisingly rich in freshness. Difficult to find a wine produced in this region so fresh, savory, mineral. The Nero Troia "Il Falcone", comes to life in the distant vintage of 1950 when the first Rosso Stravecchio was made and lent itself to the name on the label which sees as a symbol the hawk, the bird of prey with which Federico II loved to hunt. We think that this red reserve wine can stand up to the excellence of the great wines of Italy in a few more years around twelve years after the harvest. Puglia maintains a high reputation for the quality / price ratio.
The Sommelier: Visual examination: thick clear wine, a ruby red concentrate tends to violet. Very consistent compound that turns red when turning the glass as the wine passes, allowing itself to be slowly collected inside. Smells of initial vinosity, it releases a cocoa spicy in the foreground and a deeper one of liquorice and black cherry in spirit, on the whole elegant and excellent quality. Great body and structure, fairly soft dry taste, well balanced and surprising for an Apulian wine with excellent acidity. Present the tannin but pleasant, it still improves with the passing of the years. The finish: intense return of the black cherry fruit and laurel sensation, without bitter nuances, long and very pleasant.
Suggested pairings: Well-seasoned and spiced dishes, stewed and braised, vegetable or pinzimonio omelettes; grilled meats, Florentine steak; Timbale of baked pasta, snails with mint, Cardoncelle with eggs and lamb, Cod with baked potatoes; cheeses and salami.
Uncork 1 hour before serving at a temperature between 16 - 18 ° C, in a large Ballon glass.
Wine cellar: Rivera .... centuries have passed and selection lists of varietal clones have led to the affirmation of the great Apulian black berry wine potential: Nero di Troia ...
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