2010 Conti Zecca NeroBlend from Italy
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"Conti Zecca is one of the great estates of the Salento. The commercial and critical success achieved with its monumental wine Nero has helped to raise the bar for the entire r...
- 93 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
93 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2010 Nero is a gorgeous blend of 70% Negroamaro and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in French oak for 18 months followed by an additional 12 months in large oak casks. Among the various red wines produced in Puglia, Nero is among the most sophisticated on a consistent basis each year. I am particularly pleased to see how the Neroamaro grape shows in this vintage. The wine is toned and dark with a sense of austerity and focus that comes as a surprise. Negroamaro's sweet fleshiness pairs nicely next to the tannic firmness of Cabernet Sauvignon. In all, this wine shows a great sense of balance and proportion. It won't hold that long, but should award another five years of optimal drinking."
"Conti Zecca is one of the great estates of the Salento. The commercial and critical success achieved with its monumental wine Nero has helped to raise the bar for the entire region. I have always been a fan of Conti Zecca's and have followed the estate's progress carefully over the years. I highly recommend these value-minded wines to those seeking authentic flavors from Southern Italy." - Monica Larner, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Native to southern Italy, the Negroamaro grape is the main varietal in this red wine blend. Aged in new French barriques and oak barrels, this full-bodied red boasts bold red fruit aromas, interlaced with notes of spices and hints of vanilla and licorice. Conti Zecca Nero is soft and harmonious on the palate with well-structured, mature tannins and a long, persistent finish. This wine is a nice complement to grilled red meats, pasta dishes with meat-based or spicy sauces, and aged cheeses." - Importer
|Sub-Region||Other Italian Red Wine|
93 - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Negroamaro, Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Taste||dark cherry, graphite, earth, sour cherry, currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak and vanilla|
|Nose||dark cherry, graphite, earth, sour cherry, currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box|