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Villadoria

Villadoria
2015 Senatore Primo, Piemonte DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Piedmont Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$13.99
Best Buy

Villadoria
2015 Senatore Primo, Piemonte DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Piedmont Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5%
Bright ruby color. Clean, floral, fresh, fruity, herbal aromas and flavors of spray roses, dried cranberry, clove, and wild strawberry with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a tingling, refreshing, buoyant rose wood, raspberry, orange zest, and blueberry finish with silky, soft tannins and a suggestion of oak. A fresh, charming blend from Piedmont with lovely structure and pretty fruit and floral notes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: spray roses, dried cranberry, clove, and wild strawberry
Taste Flavor: rose wood, raspberry, orange zest, and blueberry
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fresh, charming blend from Piedmont with lovely structure and pretty fruit and floral notes.

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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.