2007 Giuseppe Quintarelli AlzeroBlend from Italy
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"Harvested before most other grapes, at the end of August and beginning of September, Careful selection of grapes during harvest, After harvest, grapes sit in wooden boxes or o...
- 95 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
95 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"A blend of 40% Cabernet Franc, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot, the 2007 Alzero is an Amarone-inspired red blend. The two Cabernet varieties undergo a three-month appassimento process and the Merlot is added at the last minute before bottling. This last grape adds a very evident layer of cherry sweetness and softness that goes a long way in defining this wine. Alzero has been in production since 1983 and no vintage has ever been skipped. This is a dark and brooding expression with a playful mix of sweet fruit intensity and dark tannic background shading."
"Harvested before most other grapes, at the end of August and beginning of September, Careful selection of grapes during harvest, After harvest, grapes sit in wooden boxes or on rush mats, Dried grapes are pressed in mid-December, Grapes are pressed and after 20 days of maceration, alcoholic fermentation begins with indigenous yeasts, Fermentation lasts approximately 50 days, Wine is then aged in French barrels for two or three years, then racked into Slavonian oak barrels for four more years, During this aging process, additional alcoholic fermentations take place." Importer
95 - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot|
|Taste||tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper, green bean, currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast and tar|
|Nose||tobacco, broccoli, berry, flower, currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather|