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2006 Vallone Flaminio Brindisi RiservaBlend from Italy

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"Bright red. Pungent red cherry, red berry, minerals and dried rose on the nose. Vibrant and well delineated, with a sappy, youthful core of red fruit and mineral flavors. A pr...

  • 90 Ian Dagata - Vinous Media
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"Bright red. Pungent red cherry, red berry, minerals and dried rose on the nose. Vibrant and well delineated, with a sappy, youthful core of red fruit and mineral flavors. A pretty wine that finishes fresh and smooth, with an attractive light touch. Very well done." 90 points - Ian Dagata - International Wine Cellar

WINE:
"Thanks to a well-crafted cuvee of the negroamaro, malvasia nera and montepulciano varieties from the best Tenuta Flaminio vineyards, largely still trained to the traditional head-trained gobelet method, we can offer a cru Brindisi Rosso in every sense of the term."

"While it certainly exhibits the individual characteristics of its component varieties, the malvasia nera's aromatic elegance, the negroamaro's structure and power, and the montepulciano's velvety fruitiness, it is also true that Vigna Flaminio Rosso testifies to the exceptional viticultural qualities of the Brindisi-area terroir." -Winemaker

ESTATE:
"Agricole Vallone was founded in 1934 as a family-run winery. Today, it is directed by Vittoria and Maria Teresa Vallone, who have relied on the technical assistance of viticulturalist Donato Lazzari for many years now, and on the winemaking guidance of consultant Graziana Grassini. The administrative offices are in Lecce, while the growing and winemaking are located in the areas covered by Salice Salentino DOC, Brindisi DOC, Salento IGT, as well as Colline Brindisine DOP. These are the zones traditionally prized for their exceptional grape- and olive-growing environmental conditions, all of them in the province of Brindisi, in the heart of the Salento peninsula."

"The three estates cover a total of 600 hectares, with 170 planted to vineyard, 120 to olives, and the remainder to other agricultural crops, in particular artichokes and vegetables, which are distributed nationally and used in the food processing industry. They are: the Flaminio estate, in the Brindisi area, with 310 hectares, of which 110 are under vine; the Iore estate, in the area of San Pancrazio Salentino, with 40 hectares of vineyard; and Castelserranova, in the Carovigno area, with 312 hectares, of which 20 are being currently planted to vineyard." -Winery

This wine was also scored 88 Points by the Wine Advocate and 82 points by the Wine Spectator.

Product Description:

"Bright red. Pungent red cherry, red berry, minerals and dried rose on the nose. Vibrant and well delineated, with a sappy, youthful core of red fruit and mineral flavors. A pretty wine that finishes fresh and smooth, with an attractive light touch. Ve...

Product Detail

Item # 60153
Country Italy
Region Apulia
Sub-Region Brindisi
Ratings

90 - Ian Dagata - Vinous Media

Vintage 2006
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Malvasia Nera, Montepulciano, Negroamaro
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste plum, blackberry, chocolate, floral, tannin, tobacco, dark fruit, dark cherry, graphite, earth and sour cherry
Nose plum, blackberry, chocolate, floral, red fruit, currant, cherry, leather, dark cherry, graphite, earth and sour cherry