Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from the last 4 rows of these vines remaining after the prince tore up his vineyards in 1995. Fermented in cement tank and then aged 24 months in tonneaux. Further aged two years in bottle before release.
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The 2015 Rosso Alberico pulls you close to the glass and holds your attention firm with a bouquet that mixes crushed blackberries and plum with sweet exotic spices, clove, undergrowth and a lifting hint of mint. It’s silky yet vibrant, balancing ripe red berries and pretty inner florals with a saturation of salty minerals and a twang of sour citrus that punctuates the experience wonderfully. Black currants and sweet herbal tones linger long over a bed of nicely rounded tannins as this tapers off lightly structured. The Alberico is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. I love the energy and concentration here. Best After 2022
Known as the ancient homeland of the Latins, today there is a vigorus wine industry beyond the city limits of modern, bustling Rome. The Cesanese grape, full of red berry, spice and rose, is responsible for Lazio’s only true local reds. Lazio’s most famous white wine, called Frascati, is based on the local Malvasia del Lazio and Trebbiano Toscana. A sweet version, called Cannellino di Frascati, is also made.
One of the world’s most classic and popular styles of red wine, Bordeaux-inspired blends have spread from their homeland in France to nearly every corner of the New World. Typically based on either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot and supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, the best of these are densely hued, fragrant, full of fruit and boast a structure that begs for cellar time. Somm Secret—Blends from Bordeaux are generally earthier compared to those from the New World, which tend to be fruit-dominant.