Named after a crossroad (crosara in the local dialect) that separates the two vineyards from which the Merlot grapes are sourced, Crosara is another successful result of Fausto Maculan's talent for crafting unmistakably Italian reds from Bordeaux's varietals. Extremely rich and deep purple in color, Crosara offers intense aromas of spice, coffee, chocolate and ripe black and red berries. In the mouth, the supple taste of ripe berries is followed by chewy, sweet and well-balanced tannins framing a juicy and lingering finish. An austere and elegant wine, recommended with rich pasta dishes, barbecued meats, game, and medium-aged cheese.
"The 2004 Crosara blossoms on the palate with layers of ripe, dark fruit. Deceptively medium in body, this beautifully balanced Crosara shows remarkable harmony and finesse. Sweet notes of menthol and licorice linger on the finish. The 2004 remains surprisingly primary at this stage. Further bottle age will only help all the elements meld even more than they are at present. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2024."
The Wine Advocate
"Dark in color, offering ripe black cherry and a mélange of fresh herbs and flowers, with black olive and a hint of black licorice. Full-bodied and rich, with a concentrated core of fruit and chocolate and coffee notes. Has a long, fruity finish. Very tempting now. Best after 2009."