Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Cirotto Rosso Rubino d'Asolo 2004 DOC

At the Italian Wine Week/VINO2010 event last week I had the pleasure of meeting Barbara Cirotto from the family managed Cirotto Vini in Asolo in the Veneto region of Italy (the foothills of the Dolomites).

This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, is temperature control fermented in stainless steel tanks then aged in 5-hl casks for over 18 months.

Delicious aromas of dark violets, and earthy smoked meats mingle with flavors of sour cherries, cola, blueberries and a slight smokiness to create a very sexy blend.

Photo: Dolomites Cablecar view 2009 by chensiyuan

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