Full Review

Verso

Verso
2019 Salento Rosso IGP

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Italian Varietal Blend

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$26

Verso
2019 Salento Rosso IGP

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Italian Varietal Blend

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13%
Dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of raspberry chiffon, red cassis, vanilla-honey, and hazelnut creme with a bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an easy finish that shows notes of vanilla trifle with graham cracker and plantain with drying, papery tannins. A palate-pleasing Italian red with notes of fresh fruit and creams.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Savory, Quaffable & Old World
Aroma Aroma: raspberry chiffon, red cassis, vanilla-honey, and hazelnut creme
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of vanilla trifle with graham cracker and plantain
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A palate-pleasing Italian red with notes of fresh fruit and creams

The Importer

Votto Vines Importing, Inc.

The Importer
1004 Sherman Avenue
Hamden, CT 06514
USA
1 203-910-8210

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.