KenRidge 2013 Limited Edition Italy Sangiovese Cabernet Sauvignon: SOLD OUT

March 2013 Release

KenRidge Showcase Collection      Sugar Code: 0       Alcohol Vol: 13

The Region
Emilia Romagna, located in north central Italy, lies between the River Po to the north and the Apennine Mountains to the south. This is one of the most fertile and productive regions in Italy. The warm sunny days are tempered by the Adriatic Sea which assists in balancing the ripe fruit flavours and the acidity of the grapes. The grapes are sourced from a single vineyard called The Ghiardello Vineyard which has nutrient rich clay soils that provide depth and complexity of flavours.

The Wine
Body: 5, Acidity: 0.59 g/100 mL, Wine Type: Robust Red

The dominant grape in the blend is one of Italy’s most famous, Sangiovese, and is supported by the international varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon. Sangiovese provides wonderful red berry and licorice notes with soft tannins and food-friendly acidity, while Cabernet Sauvignon, offers ripe black fruits such as blackberry and cassis, plus a firm backbone of tannin and deep colour. Made with a 2.6 L Super Pack which includes over 14 lbs. of crushed grapes. The wine should drink well within 3 to 4 months of bottling and cellar for up to 2 years.

The Food
This wonderful red would complement simply prepared grilled red meats; meat or mushroom based lasagna; cold beef wraps; prime rib; pepperoni and mushroom pizza; beef brisket; rich bean stew.