2008 Reale "Cardamone" Colli di Salerno

SKU #1062933

According to importer Oliver McCrum: "Named after the district where the vineyards are found, Cardamone is made of 80% Per' E Palummo (the local name for Piedirosso) and 20% Tintore di Tramonti, a local grape known for its very dark color. The grapes come from very old vines, planted on their own roots* between 70 and 120 years ago; yields are very low. The color of this wine is indeed a deep appetizing dark purple-red with violet glints. In aroma and flavor the wine is plummy, spicy (especially black pepper), chewy, and very long; it shows very attractive fresh fruit flavors from such a warm climate. The winemaking is expressive but completely clean, fermentation is done in stainless steel, and aging in stainless steel and 400L barrels. 450 cases produced."

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By: Mike Parres |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 12/9/2010  | Send Email
This is Piedirosso & a little Tintore di Tramonti, it starts off on the nose with raspberry, bacon fat and floral aromas of violets and spicy lavender, followed by a core of pomegranate. The wine finishes with long, soft tannins and hints of thyme and LOTS of white pepper. YUM !

Additional Information:

Varietal:

Other Red Wines

Country:

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.
Sub-Region:

Campania