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Rivera

Apulia (Italy)


Wines Reviewed: 4
Average Score: ✧✧✧
 

Castel del Monte Aglianico Riserva Cappellaccio 2000 Castel del Monte Aglianico Riserva Cappellaccio 2000
Castel del Monte Riserva Il Falcone 2000 Castel del Monte Riserva Il Falcone 2000
Castel del Monte Rupicolo 2002 Castel del Monte Rupicolo 2002
Triusco Primitivo 2000 Triusco Primitivo 2000



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  Castel del Monte Aglianico Riserva Cappellaccio 2000, Rivera (Italy)  

Castel del Monte Aglianico Riserva Cappellaccio 2000

Rivera (Italy)

Castel del Monte (Apulia)
Aglianico
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧

Castel del Monte (Apulia) The wine shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and elegant aromas that start with hints of black cherry and plum followed by good aromas of carob, blueberry, violet and pleasing hints of vanilla and licorice. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack however balanced, good body and intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, plum and blueberry. Cappellaccio ages for about 12 months in barrique.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Braised meat with mushrooms, Roasted meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

Issue 14, December 2003



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  Castel del Monte Riserva Il Falcone 2000, Rivera (Italy)

Castel del Monte Riserva Il Falcone 2000

Rivera (Italy)

Castel del Monte (Apulia)
Uva di Troia (70%), Montepulciano (30%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

Castel del Monte (Apulia) This wine shows a deep ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, elegant and refined aromas which start with aromas of black cherry, blueberry and plum followed by good and intense aromas of carob, tobacco, violet, licorice, vanilla and pleasing hints of black pepper. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack however well balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, blueberry and plum. A well made wine. Il Falcone ages for 12-14 months in barrique and for 1 year in bottle.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Game, Braised and stewed meat, Roasted meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

Issue 14, December 2003



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  Castel del Monte Rupicolo 2002, Rivera (Italy)  

Castel del Monte Rupicolo 2002

Rivera (Italy)

Castel del Monte (Apulia)
Montepulciano (70%), Uva di Troia (30%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧

Castel del Monte (Apulia) This wine shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and elegant aromas that start with hints of black cherry and blackberry followed by good aromas of raspberry, blueberry, plum, violet and pleasing hints of licorice. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack however balanced, good body and intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, plum and blueberry. Rupicolo ages for some months in steel tanks.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Sauteed meat with mushrooms, Broiled meat and barbecue, Stuffed pasta with meat

Suggested glass Young Red Wines 16 °C
(60 °F)
(Young Red Wines)

November 2003



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  Triusco Primitivo 2000, Rivera (Italy)  

Triusco Primitivo 2000

Rivera (Italy)

(Apulia)
Primitivo
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧

(Apulia) The wine shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, little transparency. The nose denotes intense, clean and pleasing aromas which start with aromas of black cherry, plum and carob followed by aromas of blueberry, blackberry and violet as well as pleasing hints of licorice and vanilla. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack however balanced, good body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, plum and blueberry. Triusco ages for 8 months in barrique followed by 12 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 14%

Roasted and broiled meat, Braised and stewed meat with mushrooms, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 17 °C
(62 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

November 2003


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