Full Review

Veraci

Veraci
NV Cabernet Sauvignon, Italy

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .7%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$7
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Veraci
NV Cabernet Sauvignon, Italy

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .7%
Burnt sienna color. Herbal aromas and flavors of olive tapenade, pickled peppers, mulberries, and ezpazote with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an effortless, intriguing, relaxed finish displaying notes of pomegranate, vanilla nuts, and cedar with crunchy, dusty tannins and moderate oak flavor. A dusty, herbal, lightly fruity cabernet with a nice old world charm.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Savory, Quaffable & Old World
Aroma Aroma: olive tapenade, pickled peppers, mulberries, and ezpazote
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of pomegranate, vanilla nuts, and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Spaghetti Carbonara, Lasagna, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dusty, herbal, lightly fruity cabernet with a nice old world charm.

The Producer

Vins Arterra Canada

The Producer
175 Chemin Marieville
Rougemont, Quebec JOL 1MO
Canada
1 514-861-2404

Their Portfolio

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Cabernet Sauvignon

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Cabernet Sauvignon is a variety that is the source of some of the world’s most celebrated and longest-lived reds. Grown in many countries, it is most famous in Bordeaux, where it is the principal grape in red Bordeaux as well as in California – especially Napa Valley- where it is labeled by its varietal name.

Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas and flavors of black currant, cassis, black cherry and sometimes plum (in warmer regions or vintages). Quite rich on the palate, the variety is very tannic, giving its wines a bitter edge in their youth, but also providing the wines with great aging potential, with top flight examples drinking well for as long as four or five decades. Given their richness and flavor profile, wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon need to be paired with rich red meats, such as steaks and roasts as well as game.

Besides France and California, other countries with warm growing regions also excel with Cabernet Sauvignon. These include the Maipo and Colchagua Valleys in Chile as well as the Bolgheri district, situated on the coast of Tuscany.