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Erik Banti 'Carato' Red Blend 2012
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This is a red wine imageErik Banti 'Carato' Red Blend 2012

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Wine Enthusiast 87
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" This bright blend of 75% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot and 10% Ciliegiolo discloses aromas of ripe berry and cooking spice. The soft, easy-drinking palate offers black cherry, white pepper and grilled sage alongside round tannins. Enjoy soon." ~ KO

" Blend and vinification:

70% Morellino (sangiovese), 25% Merlot and 5% Syrah. The wine is fermented and macerated and macerated onf the skins for 10 days with frequent pumping over the cap for the best ... read more
This is a red wine
Item ID: #21602
Shelf at store:16b
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Wine Enthusiast 87
Best Buy
" This bright blend of 75% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot and 10% Ciliegiolo discloses aromas of ripe berry and cooking spice. The soft, easy-drinking palate offers black cherry, white pepper and grilled sage alongside round tannins. Enjoy soon." ~ KO

" Blend and vinification:

70% Morellino (sangiovese), 25% Merlot and 5% Syrah. The wine is fermented and macerated and macerated onf the skins for 10 days with frequent pumping over the cap for the best posible extraction of polyphenolic substances.
When first racking and malolactic fermentation are complete the wine begins ageing in 225 lt. Slavonian and American oak barriques (“carati”), for about 10 months. It is bottled 14 months after the harvest.

Organoleptic analysis:
COLOUR: very clear and vivid ruby red
AROMA: strong, intense and heady. Subtle and stylish with hints of morello sherries, redcurrants, ripe pineapple and a pleasant undertone of young oak.
FLAVOUR: dry, soft and warm. Spicy harmonious with excellent lenght and well-measured tannin.
AGEING: ready to drink 2 years after the harvest but can age well fro another 4-5 years.

Serving with food:
Best served with red or white meats, rabbit, truffle dishes (black Norcia truffles) and semi-mature cheeses.

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