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2016 Rinaldi Panta rei Monferrato Rosso

Producer: Azienda Agricola Rinaldi Vini
Country/Region: Italy - Piemonte - [Italy - Piemonte]

This is a blend of 50% Barbera and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon.

This wine is quite tasty, smooth, silky and powerful.
It is loaded with dried red fruit notes from the appassimento of the grapes and it also has a lot of spicy aromas and flavors from the oak ageing.

2016 Rinaldi Panta rei Monferrato Rosso

Vintage: 2016
Grape Varietals: 50% Barbera and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon
ABV: 14.50%
Aging: 10% of the wine is appasimento. Then, the blend is aged 14 months in French oak barrels and 6 months in bottle before release.
Serving Temp: 60-65°F
Closure: Cork
Production: 180

Wine Making Notes:

Grown on limestone soils.
The average age of the vines is 30 years old.
10% of the wine is appassimento. Appassimento is an Italian term for drying harvested grapes, traditionally on bamboo racks or straw mats, for a few weeks up to several months to concentrate the sugars and flavors. This process is used in making Amarone, Recioto and Sforzato.
This drying method is not traditional in Piemonte but is popular in other part of Italy like in the Veneto region.
Thanks to this new method the wine is rounder and softer, boasts beautiful notes of red dried fruits.
Pantarei is aged 14 months in French oak ((the wood is Allier, medium toast) barrels and 6 months in bottle before release.


Pairings:

Delicious with wild game, grilled meat and strong cheese.

Product Formats:

Item Number Unit Units/Case Type UPC - bottle SCC - case SRP/Unit
I0EE283054BRL 750ml 12 Glass 7 84585 02278 6 1 07 84585 02278 3 $24.95