2013 CASA CONTINI Salento Rosso “Verso”
$14.95 bottle/ $144.00 case
You want to know what grapes that have ripened to perfection in the warm southern Italian sun taste like? Pop the cork on this deep, resonant rosso, pour a glass, take a sip and close your eyes. Intellectual transport to the Apulia region in the heel of the boot of Italy will soon take place. Coming from our friends at Small Vineyards Imports, this is everything we love about southern Italian rossos. Flows with warm, dark cherry and plum fruit, hints of roast meat, smoke, and wild herb, with a deep, dark intensity that is exceptionally delicious. Made from a blend of 60% negroamaro, 35% primitivo, and 5% malvasia nera, this has depth, character, heck, even the soul of southern Italy. A great wine that works two way: superb for current drinking but sure to last for 4-6 years, at least. At twelve bucks a bottle by the case this is a steal. I find this wine incredibly appealing. Plus, I have to say it is quite an attractive package that looks very fancy-schmancy on the dinner table!!