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Emporium

Emporium
2017 Appassimento, Salento IGP

Pair this wine with:
Beef Chicken Pork

Category: Italian Varietal Blend

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14.5%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$14.99
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Emporium
2017 Appassimento, Salento IGP

Pair this wine with:
Beef Chicken Pork

Category: Italian Varietal Blend

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14.5%
Brown brick red color. Smoky, savory aromas and flavors of grilled berries, pickled and roasted ramps, tar and pomace, and farmyard earth with a supple, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, intriguing, long finish that shows accents of craisins and spiced toffee with fine, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A great range and balance of bright fruit and smoky flavors make this a delightful choice for a BBQ outing.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & New World
Aroma Aroma: grilled berries, pickled and roasted ramps, tar and pomace, and farmyard earth
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of craisins and spiced toffee
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: East Texas Brisket, Spicy Barbecue, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A great range and balance of bright fruit and smoky flavors make this a delightful choice for a bbq outing.

The Importer

Enovation Brands, Inc.

The Importer
2875 NE 191st St., 400A
Aventura, FL 33180
USA
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Italian Varietal Blend

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
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.