Italian Red Wine
Rosso Passione
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Rosso Passione

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$180.00

• 1 bottle of 2018 Beni di Batasiolo Sovrana Barbera d’Alba DOC
• 1 bottle of 2017 Velenosi Rosso Piceno Superiore DOC
• 1 bottle of 2018 Cantina Diomede Lama di Pietra Nero di Troia IGT
• 1 bottle of 2018 Apollonio Elfo Primitivo Salento IGP
• 1 bottle of 2015 Apollonio Mani del Sud Copertino DOP
• 1 bottle of 2017 Gianni Masciarelli Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC

“Rosso Passione” is the Ferrari red and represents high Italian produce. But red is also the colour of  passion which is the reason why we created this entire pack for you. Red is blood and life. Red is the last colour of the Italian flag, representing the passion in our soul “Rosso come la passione dei nostri cuori!” “Red as the passion inside our hearts!”.

When we smell and taste Italian red wines it’s like feeling the liquid of Dionisio or Bacchus being poured into our bloodstream. If you are a passionate Italian wine lover, this is definitely the perfect box for you!

Beautiful expression of Barbera from a particular vintage of the Langhe that has certainly characterized the notes of this wine. I really like its style, with an excellent structure of classic acidity and persistence.

PROFILE

  • Deep purple
  • Violets and flowers
  • Savoury
  • Length
  • Texture

Tips by the Italian Sommelier

Specs

Region: Piemonte
Vintage: 2017
Closure: Cork
Bottle Volume: 750 ml
Blended Info: Barbera 100%
Serving Temperature: 17°C. Below this temperature, the aromas will be restrained.
Type of Glasses: Red wine glass
Decanting: Not necessary
Time of opening: When ready to drink
Tips: The Barbera tends to be a bit more savoury compared to other grape varieties. These unique characteristics allow this wine to be a perfect food-friendly wine, plus its acidity helps to refresh oily or fattier dishes.

Tasting

The colour is ruby red with delicate purple hues. Intense and persistent fragrancy expression with clear references to red fruits, cherries in brandy and ripe fruits. Pleasant spicy flavours and delicate sensations of wood and florals.

Food pairing

Appetizers, pasta and risotto, main courses of red and white meats, ripe cheeses. For its delicate tannic qualities it can be a pleasant surprise to accompany savoury fish dishes.

Rosso Piceno by Velenosi is a great version of this great appellation and blend. The combination of the two “king grape varieties” Montepulciano and Sangiovese representing Central Italy regions. The Montepulciano donates body and fruity characteristics to the Sangiovese which collaborates adding spicy and earthy notes.

PROFILE

  • Ruby color
  • Purple hue
  • Fruits aromas
  • Full bodied
  • Intense
  • Persistence

Tips by the Italian Sommelier

Specs

Region: Marche
Vintage: 2016
Closure: Cork
Bottle Volume: 750 ml
Blended Info: Montepulciano e Sangiovese
Serving Temperature: 17°C. Below this temperature, the aromas will be restrained.
Type of Glasses: Large red wine glass
Decanting: Not necessary
Time of opening: 30 minutes before
Tips: Pay attention to the colour and the structure of this wine to better feel the identity of this fantastic blend

Tasting

Bright ruby red. Fresh, floral scents of violet and nuances of red fruits such as strawberry and plum. Pleasantly savoury, a well-balanced mix of freshness and smoothness. Lingering. The finish confirms the cheerful red fruit scents.

Food pairing

It is a great wine for food pairing due to its good body and nuance. An ideal match with fatty meats such as grilled mackerel, rich sauces, meat plates done in the traditional Marche style, rabbit, chicken, medium aging cheeses.

I really like this wine for its harmony both on the nose and on the palate. It is also a wine that easily goes well with different dishes of Italian culture and its lands. A fairly simple wine that does not require many rules for consumption and yet, it manages to grant great satisfaction every single time.

PROFILE

  • Ruby color
  • Fruits and floreal
  • Medium body
  • Fresh taste
  • Pairing with classic dishes

Tips by the Italian Sommelier

Specs

Region: Puglia
Vintage: 2018
Closure: Cork
Bottle Volume: 750 ml
Blended Info: Uva di Troia 100%
Serving Temperature: 16°C. Below this temperature, the aromas will be restrained.
Type of Glasses: Red wine glass
Decanting: Not necessary
Time of opening: When ready to drink

Tasting

Ruby in colour with violet reflections. Red fruit aromatics of mulberry and cherry give way to a soft palate with delicate tannins. Persistent, full bodied and elegant, perfectly balanced.

Food pairing

Great pairing with classic italian dishes like Lasagne e Pasta al Forno. BBQ meat and aged cheeses.

This Primitivo expresses a lovely dark hue with a dark fruit profile, but not too ripe. The palate is intense and smooth. The perfect balance between body and acidity.

PROFILE

  • Intense colour
  • Dark fruits
  • Full bodied
  • Flavourful
  • Structured
  • Smooth

Tips by the Italian Sommelier

Specs

Region: Puglia
Vintage: 2018
Closure: Cork
Bottle Volume: 750 ml
Blended Info: Primitivo
Serving Temperature: 18°C
Type of Glasses: Large red wine glass
Decanting: Not necessary
Time of opening: Put in the carafe to let it breathe
Tips: You may like to serve it slightly chilled, otherwise room temperature is perfect if it’s not a warm day.

Tasting

Aromas of black cherry, black pepper and dried flowers. It has a powerful body with hints of plum and cherry, balanced with strong tannic notes and a pleasant fresh sensation. Harmonious and intense with warm mineral tones.

Food pairing

Excellent in accompaniment to meat dishes (rabbit, veal, lamb) and medium to mature cheeses.

Fantastic wine with a bit of age. Great structure and the development of tertiary aromas add more complexity to this wine. Apollonio Copertino blend is a clear expression of the potential age-ability of this grape variety.

PROFILE

  • Intense colour
  • Dark fruits
  • Full bodied
  • Tertiary
  • Structured
  • Complexity

Tips by the Italian Sommelier

Specs

Region: Puglia
Vintage: 2015
Closure: Cork
Bottle Volume: 750 ml
Blended Info: Negro Amaro, Montepulciano e Malvasia Nera
Serving Temperature: 18°C
Type of Glasses: Large red wine glass
Decanting: Not necessary, but it is preferable to let breath
Time of opening: Put in the carafe to let breathe just before serving

Tasting

Deep ruby red with bright and vivid reflections. Intense aromas of black cherry jam, intriguing notes of cinnamon and dried figs. Good structure on the palate, the tannins are present but balanced. There are elegant liquorice aroma and fruity notes already perceived on the nose.

Food pairing

Food pairing recommendations go from roast or stewed pork chops, to game and semi-cured cheeses.

For many, this wine represents an introduction to the world of Montepulciano. Its softness and structure makes this wine very pleasant to drink. A wine that goes well with different dishes and manages to evolve well with time.

PROFILE

  • Apennines area
  • Dark fruits and floreal
  • Full bodied
  • Structured
  • Juicy

Tips by the Italian Sommelier

Specs

Region: Abruzzo
Vintage: 2017
Closure: Cork
Bottle Volume: 750 ml
Blended Info: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
Serving Temperature: 17°C
Type of Glasses: Large red wine glass
Decanting: Not necessary, but it is preferable to let breath
Time of opening: Put in the carafe to let breathe just before serving

Tasting

Medium to deep intensity of ruby color with purple hue. Rich and ripe dark cherry fruit, along with attractive spicy, smoky notes. Fleshy and full, good level of acidity, depth and length.

Food pairing

Terrific complement to roasted meats, pastas and pizza.