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Farina Appassimento 2013 Wine Review

Farina Appassimento 2013

Farina Appassimento 2013

Veneto I.G.T., Italy

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $15.95

Drink: 2015-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Farina

Agent: Majestic Wine Cellars

Natalie's Score: 88/100

Dark chocolate and mocha, with full-bodied goodness and cherry liqueur and licorice concentration from the Appassimento technique of drying the grapes and therefore concentrating the flavours.

Perfect Pasta and Tomato Sauce Wine

This Farina Appassimento 2013 was reviewed on March 19, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

More Vintages: 2011 

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Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

This is a solid price performer with loads of concentrated goodness in the bottle. Gobs of rich dark fruit,fresh cherries, prune, raisin, chocolate, and sweet baking spices. If you tasted blind it could pass for a pricier Amarone. This comes from the Appassimento technique of drying grapes on straw mats for up to 30 days under the warm Veneto sunshine. This Appassimento wine is lower in alcohol than it's Amarone cousin and this makes it a lighter alternative without giving up flavour. All this for just $16. Buy half a case.
Tasted: February 2016
Rosso del Veneto A blend of red grapes from the Veneto region of northern Italy. OTHER: An elaborate and full nose offering plenty of dried perfumed fruit, spice, fig, mint, cranberry and cherry notes. The palate is ripe, round and smooth. Excellent fruit replays throughout this lush and spicy package. The tannins are beautifully integrated and smooth. This is a superb value wine that delivers well above its price point. So much to enjoy here, on so many levels. Source: Vintages Wine Panel, Nov. 2012 - Community Wine Reviews OTHER: Aged in Slavonian oak barrels and using partially dried grapes, this wine shows aromas of cocoa, pressed flowers, incense, dried cranberry and cherry. Smooth, suave and pretty on the palate, with tangy acidity bringing fresh red cherry lift and gentle tannins giving support on the finish. Pair with pasta featuring pancetta and Asiago, or a mushroom risotto. (VINTAGES panel, Feb. 2016) - Community Wine Reviews

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