Dark, ruby hued, almost black in color with a floral violet and cedar nose. Smooth cherry, anise and candied fruit mouth full with a long dry finish. A great toscana.
This ‘dark beauty’ is fermented in wood and stainless steel hybrid tanks and aged for a minimum of 12 months in barriques.
Name: Belnero Toscana
Grape: Sangiovese (Nielluccio) Grape
Region: Southern hills of Montalcino. Toscana
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Need the perfect pairing with this Wine?
Answer: Terrine of Roasted Eggplant is the perfect complement.
This dish is from World Class Chef Nick Stellino and you can find this recipe on his website. For more information on Chef Stellino follow this link to his videos.
87 Points – $30
Named after the Yarra Valley diva Dame Nellie Melba, whose performances in the opera Lucia Di Lammermoor made her famous in the 1860’s when cuttings for these wines were first planted. Oak and caramel fill the nose and a full palate of fruit, molasses and caramel. Medium bodied with a disappointing finish for the age of the vines it comes from. Must try other years.
Name: Melba Lucia Yarra Valley
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon 91%, Sangiovese 9%
Region: Yarra Valley, Australia
Maker: De Bortoli Wines
89 Points – $22
Medium red in color with the aroma of plums and mushrooms on the nose. Full plush mouth of plum, sour cherries and licorice notes. Dry finish. A good Chianti.
Name: Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico