Origin: Calabria, Italy
30 CHF/bottle, sold in carton of 3 bottles
This red wine is made from a 50/50 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and the Gaglioppo grape variety, which is grown primarily in Calabria, Italy. Like many of Italy’s ancient varieties, the origin of Gaglioppo is a subject of debate. Many believe it was brought to Southern Italy by the Greeks and was the celebratory drink of the Olympic Games some 3,000 years ago. Others (the Italians, of course) argue that the grape is of native origin.
Calabria, hot and dry, is not an immediately obvious landscape for high-quality grape growing. Most red wine grapes would be too easily cooked by the climate, producing wines that taste stewed and raisiny. This region requires a unique variety to handle the heat, one that performs well in drought conditions. Gaglioppo is the grape that flourishes in this special place.
The Petraro 2011 has solid ruby colour. The nose is mildly spicy, with scents of blackcurrant, licorice and coffee. Powerful and rounded, it shows well integrated and solid tannins.
Aged in small French oak casks (barriques) for 18 months.
Best served at 18°-20° C.
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