Cost: $24.95 (Clearance Price: $20.00)
Grape: 70% Nero di Troia – 30% Other local varieties
Category: Red Wine
Location: LCBO Vintages
Country: Italy
Region: Castel del Monte, Apulia
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Rivera
Alcohol:  13.5% Alcohol/Vol.

A mix of berries, spice & leather. Score: 89/100

Tasting Note: Medium ruby to garnet in colour with good acidity, a medium+ intense nose, firm tannin & a fairly long length on the finish. Wine features raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, pomegranate, redcurrants, leather, anise, tobacco leaves & Allspice.

Negatives: None

Interesting Point: Aged in French oak for at least 14 months and for a further year in bottle.

Pairings: Drink this now or in 7- 10 yrs. on its own or pair it with marinated venison steak.

My Opinion: Recommended

Best Buy

Tasted: September 5, 2020

LCBO: 177295