Curtefranca Rosso Vigna Santella del Grom 2013

Another one from the Riccardo Ricci Curbastro tasting. This one is 30% Cab Franc, 12% Carménère 20% Cab sauv, 28% Merlot and 10% Barbera. I have to admit I had not heard of Carménère growing in Italy. And I had more widely associated it with Chile. In the Wikipedia article I learned it is a member of the Cabernet family of grapes, and it is considered part of the original six red grapes of Bordeaux, in spite of rarely being found in France today. Huh … who knew. Inky dark in color with a nice dark berry nose along with some oaky notes. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with nice black berry notes. On the medium length finish the wine has some nice dryness, complexity and tannins. This is a very approachable wine even now. I quite enjoyed it. I would give it an 88 or so. No in the LCBO but available from WineMoves for $26.95 a bottle in cases of 6.

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