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Great and very healthy

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Brand NameFuedo di Santa Croce
Other Wines Reviewed
Wine NameMegale
Vintage (Year)2008
AVAPuglia - Salento
CountryItaly
Wine ClassRed
Wine TypeNegro Amaro
Wine GroupsLovely reds
Alcohol %14%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 - $20
Site Rating9 (on a scale of 1-10)
  

Eugene Engel said that there was the a study done in 98 that revealed that the best (healthiest) grape of all European grape varieties was the Negro Amaro grape. I have had a couple of wines from this grape, and I love all of them.

The color is exquisite, but again it's not about the color. This wine has a fabulous taste that is so decadent as well as sophisticated, it does remind me of a nice 50yo Sophia Loren (oh, she was definitely fine then).

The flavor is concentrated, but not overbearing, filled with dark fruits (blackberry, plum, cherry) and a nice component of spice (cinnamon and nutmeg), becoming the perfect accompaniment for roast pork, boar, or pheasant. This is not a beef wine, because it demands a meal that has a depth of flavor in it (it might be very interesting with venison).

This wine would go great with a nice spicy meal, or great after dinner with a lovely dessert!.

 

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