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Vitiano Merlot Sangiovese Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Vitiano Merlot Sangiovese Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml 2005     
Sku: 13002

This wine has a wonderful, deep, intense ruby red colour with important, solid, and wide organoleptic qualities, but above all it exalts the food it is combined with. It is very rich in polyphenols which harmonize with its fresh, tasty acidity. It is versatile red, quite innovative in style which can be appreciated immediately. It adapts easily to various dishes and can be drunk litghtheartedly drawing great pleasure from the sharp fragrance of its perfumes and its straightforward character. It should be drunk in wide crystal chalices where it can best develop its bouquet at a temperature of 18-19įC.

 Wine Advocate 89 points
A terrific bargain in dry red is the 2005 Vitiano Rosso, a blend of nearly equal parts Sangiovese, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged in barrels for a short time, it exhibits a deep ruby/purple color, a rich bouquet of black cherry jam, licorice, tobacco leaf, and spice box, surprising density, and medium body. As I have written before, itís almost too good to believe at this price. It should be drunk within 2-3 years of release. Kudos to Riccardo and Renzo Cotarella for continuing to deliver remarkable wines at these prices. óRobert Parker

Wine maker notes
A blend of equal parts Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sangiovese grapes grown in the region of Umbria, Vitiano Rosso is vinified in stainless steel tanks and aged in French oak barrels for three months before being bottled. Made in a way that adheres to Riccardo Cotarella’s philosophy of meticulous winemaking, the result is a delicious, youthful red at a terrific value.

Technical notes
Merlot 33%, Cabernet 33%, Sangiovese 34%

Food pairing
Pair this wine with pepperoni pizza, pomodoro sauces, lasagna, or ratatouille.

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Regional Varietals:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Country: Italy
Region: Umbria
Sub-Region: Umbria
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot,Sangiovese
Type: Still wine
Reg. $11.95
On Sale $10.89
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