A floral Tre Bicchieri wine from Torrevento in Puglia
Torrevento is located in Puglia at the heel of Italy. These stony grounds have produced the excellent 2010 Torrevento, Vigna Pedale, Castel del Monte Riserva as evidenced in the Tre Bicchieri rating by Gambero Rosso. This is a particularly floral wine driven by the right amount of acidity. It even drinks great from the very first glass! With the respectable price of $24 I suggest you pick up a few bottles to drink now and later. This wine is available at MacArthur Beverages.
2010 Torrevento, Vigna Pedale, Castel del Monte Riserva – $24
Imported by Cantiniere Imports & Distributing. This wine is 100% Nero di Troia which was aged for 12 months in French oak barrels. Alcohol 13%. The aromatic nose is clearly floral. The rounded start is not heavy for the acidity driven floral fruit propels the wine through the finish of fine and rounded, grapey tannins. The floral infused grapey red fruit has a good mouthfeel and lovely balance. With additional air, a graphite note comes out and while the wine continues to drink well young, it will also develop over the short term. ***(*) Now – 2022.