2008 Contesa Vino Sfuso Rosso End of Vintage (Previously $7.99)

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Sfuso means "bulk wine" in Italian, and this is just like the straightforward and simple wine you get in an Italian trattoria, or when you bring your bottles to the vino-olio store - just fresh Montepulciano, soft, easy and delicious. (Greg St. Clair, K&L Wine Merchants) The 2008 Contesa Vino Sfuso Rosso is everything that I want in an everyday red. This is made from 100% Montepulciano grown in the Marche. A vibrant nose with dark red and black fruits, the palate is dominated by lots of primary fruit tones and it has a modest finish with good acidity. It is a perfect café red. Grilled meats, earthy cheeses, and simple pastas all work with this little charmer; buy it by the case! (Kirk Walker, K&L Wine Merchants)

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By: Jeremy Bohrer |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 11/28/2010  | Send Email
I was just in Italy and during my travels I made it a point to try the "house wines" at every restaurant...this is better than all that I had. This wine for the money has body, depth and some fun flavors. Drink it every day!

By: Kirk Walker |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 8/1/2009  | Send Email
I was real excited when I was told that we would be bringing in a Vino Sfuso, or bulk wine. I was hoping for a 3 to 4 liter bag in a box that we could sell for cheap, I was envisioning a big stack of it right by the door that would just fly out of the building. I was disappointed to see that it came in a traditional 750ml bottle, but for $6.99, I quickly got over it. This is made from 100% Montepulciano grown in the Marche. A vibrant nose with dark red and black fruits, the palate is dominated by lots of primary fruit tones and it has a modest finish with good acidity. It is a perfect café red. Grilled meats, earthy cheeses, and simple pastas all work with this little charmer, buy it by the case!

 By: MartinD of ENOFYLZ Wine Blog |  Review Date: 2/27/2011 
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100% Montepulciano.Dark ruby color. A little funk on the nose initially, but opened up a bit to reveal a little dark red fruit. On the palate, more fruity than nose lead on with dark cherry fruit. Light bodied, straightforward, and enjoyable. Good everyday red. Short finish. http://enofylz.wordpress.com

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Italy

- Once named Enotria for its abundant vineyards, Italy (thanks to the ancient Greeks and Romans) has had an enormous impact on the wine world. From the shores of Italy, the Romans brought grapes and their winemaking techniques to North Africa, Spain and Portugal, Germany, France, the Danube Valley, the Middle East and even England. Modern Italy, which didn't actually exist as a country until the 1870s, once produced mainly simple, everyday wine. It wasn't until the 1970s that Italy began the change toward quality. The 1980s showed incredible efforts and a lot of experimentation. The 1990s marked the real jump in consistent quality, including excellence in many Region that had been indistinct for ages. The entire Italian peninsula is seeing a winemaking revolution and is now one of the most exciting wine Region in the world. For our entire Italian wine selection, click here. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of Italy.
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Abruzzo