MARCHESI DEL SALENTO 2015 PRIMITIVO
“Cherry color, fruity aroma, young Primitivo, medium alcoholic and acid levels, wine with small complexity, medium ending and low tannin. Cherry, woody and strawberry tasting notes.”
Toppers note: Primitivo is known as the mother of Zinfandel and probably originated in Asia Minor countries, the Italian style is more robust with rustic earthy flavors that are perfect on the palate in the fall. Salut!
Toppers note: A smooth gentle Viognier, that appeals to the nose with subtle aromas of tropical fruit and naunces of Asian spice. The body has light hints of stone fruit and exoctic berry, accented spice and just enough acidity for structure. The finish has a velvety texture on the palate which invites you to the next glass. Wine would do well socially and also with shellfish.
vintage 2011 blend of 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon:
Beautiful dark garnet. Quality toasted oak, ripe red and black fruits and a spice note on the nose. Suave attack leading into a silky, fresh and fairly svelte palate. Balanced yet dominated by oak. A charming wine that needs a few years bottle age.
Toppers note: There is enough on this wine that it’s perfect, the quintessential Bordeaux blend of the big three grapes of the region. from the nose to the finish this is an elegant subtle wine with integrity and depth. Pair with quality beef steaks or pork.