2009 Fujanera "Arrocco" Nero di Troia

SKU #1060790

The Arrocco is loaded with boysenberry fruit, but it isn't like a bunch of blackberry jam, there is something more exotic, lilting, inviting and lingering, with a higher tone to it rather than just simple fruit. It smells of wildness subtly layered in behind. No wood aging, only stainless steel, yet on the palate the wine is luxuriant and supple, with power, depth and significant weight at only 13.5% alcohol. The finish is layered with spicy highlights and a smooth, balanced finish. I like drinking this wine. Arrocco is the Italian word for "castling," a move in chess, but the name is also a tribute to Rocco, the winemaker's father.

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Staff Image By: Jim Barr | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/30/2010 | Send Email
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Another Greg St.Clair great find, this all-fruit boysenberry and currents) wine is opulent, striking, and high-profiled, offering a stunning fruity nose that carries over to a rich, deep, viscous, complex, flashy wine that lingers in the finish for the night. Anderson has told me that this, too, will be one of our house red Gems for the month. 13.5% ABV (Jim Barr)
Drink from 2010 to 2015

Staff Image By: Jeremy Bohrer | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/28/2010 | Send Email
I've been digging this wine since we first got it. It's got lovely fruit, great balance and goes perfectly with my deep fried Tofurky! Delicious!

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