Full Review

Pizzolato

Pizzolato
2018 NSA Rosso Convento, Veneto IGT

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Italian Varietal Blend

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12%
No Added Sulfites & USDA Organic
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$13.99

Pizzolato
2018 NSA Rosso Convento, Veneto IGT

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Italian Varietal Blend

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12%
Dark dusty violet color. Aromas and flavors of dried figs and dates, milk chocolate, toast, and roasted vegetables with a supple, bright, light-to-medium body and a silky, breezy finish revealing overtones of cooked plums, nut brittle and pencil shavings. An easy-drinking full-bodied red for the gang.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Quaffable & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: dried figs and dates, milk chocolate, toast, and roasted vegetables
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of cooked plums, nut brittle and pencil shavings
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An easy-drinking full-bodied red for the gang.

The Importer

Natural Merchants, Inc.

The Importer
560-A NE F St, Suite 330
Grants Pass, OR 97526
USA
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Italian Varietal Blend

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While many famous wines in Italy, such as Barolo or Brunello di Montalcino, are produced entirely from one grape type, most red wines are blends of several varieties. Most examples of Chianti are blends of several varieties, with Sangiovese as the principal grape as well as Canaiolo, Colorino and/or Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Bolgheri is another examples, as this red wine from coastal Tuscany contains Cabernet Sauvignon (sometimes a small amount, often a large amount) as well as Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese.

There are also white varietal blends; some of the best of these are from Friuli and contain varying amounts of several grapes such as Friulano, Sauvignon, Ribolla Gialla, Chardonnay and others.

The main purpose of crafting one of these varietal blends is for greater complexity; aging potential is often another reason.