Santa Anastasia Passomaggio 1999

Red Blends from Italy

Price: $19.99
Item No. 53988
  • WE90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2000
  • RP90

Winemaker's Notes

Red wine made from Sicilian Nero d'Avola grapes which are used with a small quantity of Merlot, overripened in the hot Sicilian sun. After a period of fermentation, it develops in wood that rounds out its noble tannins while preserving the original fragrance and the primary bouquet. A "supple" wine, rich and balanced, that has a long life.

"With a superstar winemaker like Riccardo Cotarella, how could you go wrong? This blend of 80% Nero d'Avola and 20% Merlot is tasty. The Merlot is picked late for additional ripeness, which brings juicy blackberry richness to the wine. Flavors of spice, cinnamon and earth are smooth yet full in the mouth. This is a great red to start off with in an Italian restaurant. By itself, or with a pizza or pasta, you can't beat it."
-Wine Enthusiast

Learn About Santa Anastasia

Along Sicily"s northern coastline, between the sea and the Apennine range of Madonie, the medieval abbey or abbazia of Santa Anastasia is steeped in a natural landscape so extraordinary that the present owner, entrepreneur Francesco Lena, decided to transform these 988 acres of farmland, olive groves, vineyards and medieval buildings into a model, ultramodern winery and an...

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Learn About Other Italian

Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Umbria Lombardy Home of the fashion capital of Milan, Lombardy is not quite Italy's capital of wine. It is, however, home to a few wines worth noting. Most vineyards are far north, far south or far east. First, in the south, the sparkling wine Franciacorta - this sparkling wine is made in the methode champagnoise and the better wineries produce...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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