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Trifula

Trifula
2017 Rosso, Piemonte DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Piedmont Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13% RS: .79%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12.99
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Trifula
2017 Rosso, Piemonte DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Piedmont Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13% RS: .79%
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of ripe blackberry, rose hip jam, smoke, and vanilla with a supple, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, breezy finish that exhibits notes of chocolate ganache and licorice with moderate oak flavor. A fruity Italian red that’s easy to pair.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: ripe blackberry, rosehip jam, smoke, and vanilla
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of chocolate genache and licorice
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruity Italian red that's easy to pair.

The Importer

Touchstone Wines LLC

The Importer
511 Oak Ridge Dr
Redwood City, CA 94062
USA
1 831-917-1716

Their Portfolio

90 Ela 2017 White, Vinho Verde DOC 11% (Portugal) $10.99.
88 Ela 2017 Rose, Vinho Verde DOC 10.5% (Portugal) $10.99.
87 Trifula 2017 Rosso, Piemonte DOC 13% (Italy) $12.99.
88 Trifula 2017 Bianco, Piemonte DOC 12% (Italy) $12.99.

Piedmont Other Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Other, lesser-known reds from Piedmont include such Nebbiolo-based wines as Gattinara and Ghemme as well as wines from other varieties such as Ruché and Grignolino.

Gattinara and Ghemme are produced in northern Piedmont, known as Alto Piemonte. These are rich wines with great complexity and very good acidity. Though not as powerful as Barolo, the wines often age quite as well, as long as twenty to thirty years, due to both the amount of tannins as well as the acidity levels.

Ruché is medium-bodied and has light tannins and good acidity. The wine has a spicy, pink peppercorn and red spicy quality to it, making it a fine pairing with foods from salumi to grilled poultry. Grignolino is very light in color (almost rose-like) with strawberry and tart cherry flavors and very good acidity. It is means for early consumption with salumi and lighter pastas.