2011 Punta Crena "Cruvin" Rosso

SKU #1113737

This is yet another wine that I discovered and fell in love with while the buyer at Pizzeria Mozza. This vintage is even more exciting. Imagine all the bouncy, bright red fruit of a Beaujolais with the spice and white pepper of a Southern Rhone and the elegance and "prettiness" of a well made Oregon Pinot or village level Red Burgundy. This has it all. An amazing wine for the price, it's a must try. And it's got a cool little fox on the label! (Chirs Miller, K&L Italian Specialist)

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Staff Image By: Greg St. Clair | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/4/2013 | Send Email
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It seems to be a never ending parade of "what kind of grape is that"? Crovino? And yes they are they only producers who make one... BUt thank GOD they do! The wine has a great fleshy richness on the palate without being over ripe. A little bigger than a CRU Beaujolais, a little softer than Nebbiolo, and 100% delicious.
Drink from 2013 to 2015

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