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Weingut H. Lentsch

Red wine 2016 Alto Adige DOC "Palestina", Alto Adige, Italy

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 14%
Price: 18.90 €
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Maturing: Barrique
Registration number : #WL-L.1830-CM

Wine Review Report :

wein.plus rating: Very good (88 WP)
Last reviewed: 19 February, 2020
Editor note: Firm, tart nose, very light meaty notes, black berries and a few cherries, touch of dark, spicy oak, dried floral traces. Firm, tart, dark fruit on the palate, fairly prominent fine, sandy tannins, toasted oak, some cocoa and coffee grounds, earthy and mineral notes in the background, full-bodied and persistent, sooty and animal traces, full-bodied, but also polished, with cool elements, noticeable high alcohol and slightly sandy tannins again on a very good, firm finish with black fruit notes.
Best to drink: 2022-2028+

DOC area (also South Tyrol, ital. Alto Adige or dell'Alto Adige) for red wines, rosé wines and white wines in the Italian wine growing area South Tyrol. There are six sub-zones, which are regarded as separate DOC areas and under this name do not cover the entire product range, but only certain types of wine. These are Bozner Leiten (Italian: Colli di Bolzano), Valle Isarco, Merano hills (Meranese di Collina), St. Magdalene (Santa Maddalena), Terlano (Terlano) and Vinschgau (Valle Venosta). If the grapes come from classified vineyards, Vigna followed by the name of...

Often used but not unique short name for the two red grape varieties Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Although they are closely related (the parents of Cabernet Sauvignon are Cabernet Franc x Sauvignon Blanc), it is not always clear which one is meant. Especially in Northern Italy, it is not clear for some DOC wines which variety or composition is included. As a rule, Cabernet Sauvignon is more likely to be meant, especially because it is simply more common. But Cabernet is confusingly also a synonym for the grape varieties Béquignol Noir and Carmenère.

The red grape variety comes from France. The name is probably derived from the French word for blackbird (merle), because these birds like to eat the berries, which are very sweet when fully ripe. However, the name can also be an allusion to the black-blue colouring of the berries similar to that of the bird. There are more than 60 synonyms, which testify the worldwide distribution. The most important are Alicante Noir, Bigney, Black Alicante, Blue Merlot, Bordò, Crabutet, Crabutet Noir, Hebigney, Médoc Noir, Merlau, Merlot Black, Merlot Blue, Merlot Crni, Merlot Nero, Merlot Noir, Merlott, Merlou, Picard, Pikard, Plant Médoc,...

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