Casteggio Sangue di Guida 'Oltrepo Pavese' 2010

Red Blends from Italy

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Item No. 116121
Style: Light & Fruity

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 7.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

This red is aromatic, fresh, with ripe cherry and hints of blackberry and other fruit and there is also a delicious savory aspect to this wine. Casteggio "Oltrepo Pavese" Sangue di Giuda 2010 is a sparkler made from 80% Croatina, 20% Uva Rara. There is a density to this luscious wine and an overwhelming impression of freshness and fine fruit. The light tannins help to give the wine structure.

In addition to this wine being a magnificent pairing with dessert, it would be a wonderful accompaniment to any meat dish, from a beautiful roast to a plate of thinly sliced beef Carpaccio.

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Rating:
(7/10/2012)
Style: Light & Fruity
That's 5 stars for my taste. It has a lighter taste and is good with food or by itself. Not for a person who wants it very dry and bitter.
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