Vinissimo Tasting Kit (VTK)
Vinissimo Tasting Kits, aka 'Palate Trainers', will give you the opportunity to taste BENCHMARK wines.
This month's Vinissimo Tasting Kit consists of 3 bottles of top-quality Cesanese made by Az. Agr. Proietti (see 'Pointless Blog'):
- 2 x 2007 Cesanese 'Corte alla Luna'
(see reviews below)
- 1 x 2006 Cesanese 'Vignalibus'
(cru; from over 100 year old vines; limited)
This little-known denominazione--located about 25 miles southeast of Rome--makes solid reds from the Cesanese grape. I'd never seen it before in the U.S...until this lovely example:
2006 CESANESE 'CORTE ALL LUNA'
Beautiful, limpid medium-garnet-to-brick in the glass. Lots of berry fruit now morphing into minerals and tar. The attack is almost sweet, but the follow-through is dry, elegant, graceful, vibrant...with more of the earthy notes than the fruity ones. A slight mouth-pucker in the finish that is lively and completely painless. Just a well-made, straightforward bottle of ageing red to throw back with a rustic meal."
Food & Wine Guide 2010
2007 'Corte alla Luna'
Cesanese is a spicy, aromatic grape variety native to the region of Lazio. This juicy example provides blueberry and flower aromas, while chewy tannins firm the fruit-forward palate.
Learn more about Cesanese: Strada del Vino Cesanese
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