Rivera Violante Nero Di Troia 2009, Doc Castel Del Monte

Other Red Other Red
Puglia, Italy

$14.95 (327833)

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Deep ruby with aromas of cherry, plum, spice, herbs, and violets. Easy-drinking with substantial fruit, structure, and balance. The tannins have a bit of grip but do not overshadow the other elements. Very tasty. Easygoing enough to be enjoyed on its own, this versatile wine will pair with a steak-and-mushroom dish, or with a charcuterie platter. (VINTAGES panel, Oct. 2012)
88 pts
4
May 11, 2013

Critic Reviews (1)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Here's a fine value, savoury, dusty, nicely balanced example of Puglia's native nero di Troia variety (even if it may...

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It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

No idea why the Vintages notes says "easy-drinking". This is a firm, well-structured red, with ripe fruit, herbs and spice. Very fine depth and complexity for $15. Nice with for a range of meats. Tasted June 2013.

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This wine has a beautiful, vibrant colour. It is certainly fruit forward with a firm tannic backbone. Lively, bordering on tart, young red fruit with plenty of violet to boot. Certainly a modern style.

I would recommend serving slightly chilled for a good sipper, or pair with salty foods.

Tasted October 2013.

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