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A Tre Monti Passito Which Has a Long Life Ahead


Last week we were watching the episode of No Reservations: Emilia-Romagna where Tony Bourdain visits the Tre Monti estate.  As soon as I saw the logo I promptly recalled opening a bottle of Tre Monti, Passito some weeks prior.  A quick visit revealed a bottle which had migrated towards the back recesses of the refrigerator.  It held up flawlessly even though I had drunk one glass upon opening it.  If you want a dessert wine without a hint of oxidation then give this a go.  Do realize this is a 500 mL bottle and not 375 mL so you get an extra glass to drink!  This wine is available at MacArthur Beverages.

2007 Tre Monti, Passito Casa Lola, Albana di Romagna – (500 mL) $26
Imported by Oslo Enterprise.  This wine is 100% Albana di Romagna sourced from 18-year-old vines grown at 140 meters on soils of silt-clay.  The fruit was dried for 40 days then fermented in stainless steel.  Alcohol 12.7%.  The color is a light amber yellow.  The nose reveals some candied fruit and a touch of roast herbs.  In the mouth one first notices the honeyed flavors which have a supple weight.  Flavors of candied orange peel and dried apricot come out in a soft, mouthfilling manner with perhaps a touch of apple cider in the finish.  The acidity remains well integrated.  At this point the wine takes on some pleasing structure with fine powdery baking spices and a hint of drying tannins in the long aftertaste. *** Now-2027.

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