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Full of Sangiovese's fresh florals, plum mixed with red cherry flavor and good bit of warm spice, this medium-bodied wine enjoys balance and well-woven tannins. At a mere $12 a pop and enjoying wide distribution, this particular wine from Tuscany is a winner with aged cheese (think Parmesan), tomato-based sauces and a variety of sausages.
Everybody loves a good bottle of Prosecco and La Marca enjoys plenty of fans these days. With easy going bubbles, sweet citrus fruit, and delicate floral aromas, it's no wonder that this is a very popular Prosecco.
Clean lines, lively acidity, food pairing versatility, a fair price and solid distribution, all work together to give the La Marca Prosecco a definitive market edge. Give it a go with a variety of fun appetizers, sweet and savory favorites, hot wings, chips and dips, shrimp cocktail, and baked brie.
Looking for a rich, red wine from Piedmont, but don't have the time (or cash) to wait on the region's famed Barolo to mature? Then check out this classic, well-made and well-priced 2010 Barbaresco from Beni Di Batasiolo, an Italian winery under the Boisset Family Estate umbrella, crafted from the famed Nebbiolo grape - maker of both Barolo and Barbaresco wine. Expect floral rose notes and black licorice to dominate the aromas with an earthy backdrop and subtle fruit.
On the palate, black cherry, plum and sweet spice play an intense game of hide and seek with the tightly woven tannins. Power and purpose steer this wine from first sip to persistent finish. Made for meat, this wine will shine when partnered with braised game, bollito misto, regionally cured meats, along with the seasonally-inspired treats of truffles and more.
While perfectly capable of offering up delicious delight right now, patience will pay off, as this muscular red would enjoy another 5-7 years of cellar time development to tame the tannins and showcase the layers of concentration..
If you are looking for a solid Tuscan wine at a reasonable price point, then the Luce della Vite Lucente may just be what you are looking for. While not dominated by the expected Sangiovese grape, this wine brings 75% Merlot, 25% Sangiovese making for a soft, graceful blend of grapes.
On the nose, you'll find dark cherry, plum, dark chocolate and a smidge of espresso. The palate profile dives deeper into the dark fruit, exposing stronger remnants of cherry and blackberry, mixed with black pepper and delicious acidity. The tannins are intact and play a vital role in supporting both the fruit and acidity, leaving ample room for an elegant finish to both develop and flourish.