2011 San Lazzaro "Grifola" Marche

SKU #1202319

San Lazzaro's Grifola is made from 100% Montepulciano grapes from the calcareous clay soils of Offida in Marche; a historic winegrowing region nestled between the Adriatic Sea and the Apennine Mountains. Vines souced for Grifola are 40 years old and offer modest yields of high quality fruit which stands up to vinification in new French oak barriques to realize a rich and powerful red. Ruby red color introduces a nose of cherry, leather, baking spice, and chocolate. These characteristics continue powerfully on the palate with good mouthfeel and an elegant finish. A wine for red meats and hearty pasta with red sauce.

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Price: $39.99
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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.
Sub-Region:

Marche