Castello di Luzzano Bonarda Pavese Carlino 2009

Red Wine from Italy

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Item No. 108882
  • red wine
  • RP90
Style: Smooth & Supple

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: 13.0%

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

Bright, deep ruby color tinged with purple; intense, penetrating, youthful nose with aromas of violet; dry with excellent length. Ideal with pasta in meat-based sauces and some risottos, all pork dishes and most game.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2009 Bonarda Carlino is a flat-out great bottle of wine. Clean, mineral notes frame an exuberant core of dark jammy fruit, spices, flowers and earthiness, all of which come together beautifully in this exquisite, harmonious red. The Carlino is 100% Croatina aged in steel. Readers looking for something new to try should check out this delicious offering from one of northern Italy's under the radar producers. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2012."
90 Points

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