SOLD OUT! Here’s something you don’t see that often – a perfectly aged, mature and complex red wine that retails for less than $15!
2007 Casa Contini Biferno Riserva
Big, full, and pleasure-bent red from Southern Italy!
Casa Contini owns vineyards in the newly demarcated DOC of Biferno, and the region makes reds, whites and rosés. If you’re Italian wine geography is a little rusty, Biferno is located in the greater Molise zone along the Adriatic coast, just above the heel of Italy’s boot.
This rendition blends 85% Montepulciano with 15% Aglianico and the wine sees 18 months aging in oak followed by 6 months further maturation in bottle. The forward fruit of Montepulciano is given more muscle and earth nuances from the addition of Aglianico, and the resulting wine displays a nice core of dark berry fruit complimented by notes of vanilla, exotic spice, herb and pepper.
It is custom made for grilled meats or rustic fare like lamb stew. Don’t worry, this one’s got at least another 3-4 years of life ahead of it!
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