2015 RISERVA FAMIGLIA APPASSIMENTO FRUTTAIO Pillitteri Estates

CAD $96.00

One of Canada’s most unique red wines, it is among the first in the country to feature Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara. The 2015 Fruttaio is a very complex wine that displays tertiary development and a full body, all without the loss of primary fruit characters. It pours a beautiful garnet colour and has aromas of fig, ripe red plum, dried violets, earth, tobacco leaf, kirsch and preserved red fruit explode out of the pronounced, old-world-style nose. As the wine opens up, there is a sense of the long life that lay ahead as aromas develop into sweet oak characters like vanilla, nutmeg, smoke, caramel, clove and cigar box. On the palate there are a lot of similarities to the nose with additional dark chocolate, black pepper, sour cherry and toast. There is also an inherent sweet quality to this wine which speaks to the extreme ripeness of the grapes and keeps the texture of the wine velvety and smooth. The tannins are youthful and although the wine is smooth already, additional bottle ageing will only enhance its enjoyment. These traits also make the wine ideal to pair with food options rich in protein, acid and salt, in order to balance tannin and increase perceived fruitiness of the wine. Consider beef braciole, smoked sausage stew or mature cheeses and decant the wine at least one hour before service

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