Ritratto Rosso 2013

The third wine of the Italian Mountain Wines tasting at DOC Enoteca Italiana. Another one from the Cantina La Vis range, this time red wine made from a blend of Teroldego, Lagrein and Merlot. Two of which are new grape varieties for me. Each grape is fermented into wine and aged separately for a minimum of 30 months. A variety of ageing methods is used, depending on the grape including small oak barrels, large oak barrels and concrete vats. Then finally the three are blended together to make the final product and aged for a durther 12 months in the bottle.

It has a medium intense ruby purple colour with a medium scent. Interestly I can smell the alcohol on this wine thougn 13% is not high by Spanish standards. There is a nice fruity scent of mature red fruit and a little earthy as well.

This is a dry wine with medium high tannins and medium acidity. Good body and a reasonable finish. It tastes of fruit of the forest with some earthy tones.

It is a nice wine and one I would happily drink in winter. Trouble is I did this tasting at the end of the summer when it was still hot in Madrid and my taste buds were still tuned to white wines.

Name: Ritratto Rosso
Colour: Red
Year: 2013
Grapes Teroldego, Lagrein and Merlot
Winery: Cantina La Vis
Country: Italy
Region: Vignete De le Dolomiti
Quality Classification: Indicazione Geografica Tipica
Alcohol: 13%
Price: 24€

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