Winexpert's Selection Italian Brunello Style with Grape Skins is a dark-cherry colour with highlights of gorgeous ruby-garnet. Bold, yet supple, the big, smoky-earthy nose of ultra-ripe cherry and currant-like fruit gives way to a hint of tar and cracked black pepper, cedar, whiffs of liquorice, leather, and also plums and black cherries, followed by a richly tannic, long, long finish.
The super concentrated flavours are generous even in youth, but this sensational wine is sensational after six months to a year. Good acidity makes this a very food friendly wine: like many Italian reds, Brunello shines in the company of assertively flavoured foods. Osso buco and veal piccata are splendid accompaniments, as are hard cheeses such as asiago and Pecorino Romano. Its firm backbone of acids and tannins make it work well with rich and spicy foods like Italian sausages or lasagna.
Oak Type: Medium Blend, Hungarian
Winexpert’s Selection International Wine Series sources product from the world’s great wine producing nations. The premium wine kits showcase the styles that made each region famous. Due to the timing of the various regional harvest seasons and the availability of product meeting Winexpert’s stringent quality control standards,varieties are available as supply dictates. They are packaged in an aseptic, nitrogen purged bag placed in a very attractive outer box. Each kit makes six gallons.
The addition of a grape skin pack enhances not only the body, mouth-feel, tannin and color of the wine, it does so without increasing the need for extra ageing. These wines drink very well soon after bottling, and will improve on the same scale as regular Selection International: 6 - 12 months to achieve a high peak of flavor, and improvement for several years under good cellaring. 18 L wine kits.
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