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Winery Wines Files 13

Rotwein 2011 Boca DOC Vigna Cristiana, Piedmont, Italy

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14%
Price: Up to 50.00 €
Organic labeling: Organic wine
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: piece barrel
Registration number: #PaV-L010317

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: very good (89 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 25 March, 2019
Best to drink: To 2024+ What our ratings mean
Editor note: Firm nose, light dried vegetal and herbaceous notes, hint of tobacco, red and a few black berries, peppery traces, some undergrowth, some violets and mineral notes. Ripe, juicy,slightly warm fruit on the palate, dried vegetal and herbaceous notes, lgiht peppery spice, touch of undergrowth and some more violets, tarry traces, fairly prominent fine tannins, light acid bite, hint of tobacco, slightly salty mineral notes, dried mushrooms in the background, very good firm, tart, juicy, spicy finish.
DOC area for red wine in the Italian region of Piedmont. The zone includes in its entirety the eponymous municipality of Boca, as well as parts of Cavallirio, Grignasco, Maggiora and Prato Sesia on the left bank of the Sesia River in the province of Novara. If the grapes come from classified vineyards, Vigna can be indicated followed by the name of the vineyard. The wine is blended from Spanna = Nebbiolo (70-90%), Vespolina and/or Bonarda Novarese = Uva Rara (10-30%) There is also a Riserva with a higher alcohol content.

The region of Piedmont (Italian: Piemonte) with its capital Turin is located in the extreme northwest of Italy. With over 25,000 km² of land area, it is the second largest after Sicily. The beginnings of viticulture go back to the Celtic people of the Taurines (who gave the capital its name) and to the Ligurians. The Romans already knew of Piedmontese wines (from Gattinara, among others), but Pliny the Elder (23-79), a polymath and also a wine writer, does not mention a single one in his list of the best ancient wines. It was not until the Middle Ages that the wines from here, produced primarily by the monasteries, became...

Italy is one of the oldest wine-growing countries, with origins dating back at least to 1,000 BC. At that time, the Etruscans appeared in central Italy and settled areas of the four present-day regions of Abruzzo, Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria. The origin of Italian wine culture lies primarily in Greek colonisation, which brought Greek viticultural culture to the peninsula beginning in the 10th century BC on the island of Sicily as well as Campania and Calabria. The Greeks brought many of their grape varieties with them and named the land ideal for...

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