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Winery Wines Files 11

Rotwein 2017 Alto Adige DOC "Palestina", Alto Adige, Italy

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14%
Price: Up to 21.50 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: Barrique and Tonneau
Registration number: #WL-L.1910

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: excellent (90 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 14 November, 2020
Editor note: Clear, firm, tart scent of black berries with cedar, tobacco and slightly dried fleshy tones. Ripe, rather firm, juicy fruit with smoky and toasty wood spice, present tannin, bitter chocolate on the palate, peppery and spicy tones, minty nuances, certain depth, also mineral notes, very good, firm, tangy-juicy, slightly smoky-roasted and somewhat ethereal finish

DOC area (also South Tyrol, Italian Alto Adige or dell'Alto Adige) for red wines, rosé wines and white wines in the Italian wine-growing area of South Tyrol. It is divided into six sub-zones, which are considered DOC areas in their own right and do not include the entire product range under this name, but only certain types of wine. These are Bozner Leiten (Colli di Bolzano in Italian), Eisacktaler (Valle Isarco), Meraner Hügel (Meranese di Collina), St. Magdalener (Santa Maddalena ), Terlaner (Terlano) and Vinschgau (Valle Venosta ). If the grapes come...

The northern area of the Italian double region Trentino-South Tyrol; the southern area is Trentino. The Italian name is Alto Adige. It corresponds geographically to the Autonomous Province of Bolzano (Italian: Bolzano). The Rhaeto-Romans planted the first vineyards here as early as 1,000 BC, making South Tyrol one of the oldest German-speaking wine-growing regions. Here the Romans learned from the Celts how to use wooden wine barrels for storage and transport. In the Middle Ages, viticulture reached its peak. The German emperors who went to Rome for their coronation got to know and appreciate South Tyrolean wine on their travels. A decline...

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...

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 nibble on the very sweet berries 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, Begney, Bigney, Bigney Rouge, Bini, Black Alicante, Blue Merlot, Bordò, Cabernet del Cleto, Crabutet, Crabutet Noir, Crabutet Noir Merlau, Hebigney, Higney, Médoc Noir, Merlau, Merlot Black, Merlot Blue, Merlot Crni,...

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