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Albano Carrisi

Albano Carrisi
2011 Plantone Rosso, Salento IGP

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Vegetables

Category: Primitivo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$59

Albano Carrisi
2011 Plantone Rosso, Salento IGP

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Vegetables

Category: Primitivo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
Nearly opaque ruby black color. Woody aromas and flavors of melted chocolate, bacon, peppercorn and dried tomato, and cedar with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a graceful, complex, long finish with notes of dried cherries, nuts, and pumice with fine, silky tannins and moderate oak flavor. A delicious old world style primitivo with harmony and a nice sense of place.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, Rich & Full & Savory
Aroma Aroma: melted chocolate, bacon, peppercorn and dried tomato, and cedar
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of dried cherries, nuts, and pumice
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Veal Scaloppine, Moussaka, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious old world style primitivo with harmony and a nice sense of place.

The Importer

Rose Importing

The Importer
13959 Kostner Ave
Crestwood, IL 60445
USA
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Primitivo

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Primitivo is synonymous with Zinfandel, they are closely related grapes from the same Croatian ancestor known as Crljenak. Primitivo is the Italian version of Crljenak and Zinfandel is the American. Like Zinfandel, it produces lush fruity red wines with soft tannins and higher alcohol.