Sportoletti Villa Fidelia Rosso (1.5L Magnum) 1999

Red Blends from Italy

$159.00
Item No. 127792
  • red wine
  • RP96
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Winemaker's Notes

The Sportoletti Villa Fidelia Rosso has a deep dark red color, with aromas that recall evolved blackberry jam, tobacco, spices, licorice and chocolate. sumptuous and elegant on the palate, with silky tannins perfectly balanced, inspiring a rich and long finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Sportoletti's compelling, unfiltered 1999 Villa Fidelia (a 1,400 case cuvee made from 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Cabernet Franc) is undoubtedly the super-star of this area. Its dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by gorgeous aromas of blackberries, cassis, espresso, chocolate, and a touch of smoke. There is fabulous concentration, full body, great precision as well as purity, and a long, 45-second finish. Displaying an overall sense of elegance and gracefulness despite its depth and richness, this prodigious effort can be drunk now and over the next 14 years."
96 Points

Learn About Sportoletti

Sportoletti is a family owned agricultural business which for several generations has relied primarily on revenue from farming. In 1979 Sportoletti decided to start producing fine wines of high quality, with the philosophy of respecting the characteristics typical of the hilly area of central Umbria. Today the company owns 50 acres of vines all situated in the hills of Assisi...

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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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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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