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2012 Caparzo Italian (Tuscany) Red "Rosso di Montalcino"

Winery: Caparzo

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Rosso di Montalcino"

Wine Category: Italian (Tuscany) Red

Grape blend: 100% Sangiovese Grosso

Region: Rosso di Montalcino

State or country: Italy

Price: $24

Cases produced: 2,200

KWG Score: 90 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: May 25, 2015

Wine Review: This red colored wine opens with an attractive cherry and vanilla bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium balanced and very easy to drink. The flavor profile is a mild cherry with notes of gentle oak and a touch of minerality. This finish is dry and its moderate tannins linger nicely. This Sangiovese is very very food friendly and would be a great glass pour at an Italian restaurant. I would pair this wine with veal parmigianna. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Colour: quite dark ruby red. Bouquet: pervasive bouquet, very generous and varied, with hints of violet, raspberry and pomegranate. Flavour: warm, dry, generous, well-balanced. Food Combination: red meat, pasta with sauces, pulses soup, mature cheese. Serving Temperature: 18 C, better if uncorked 1- 2 hours before serving.

Organic status: not organic

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What is "room temperature" when used to describe wine? It means a typical cellar temperature of 58¬?F (14¬?C). This is the ideal temperature for storing wine.

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