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Rivera Cappellaccio Riserva Aglianico Aglianico 2007 Wine Review

Rivera Cappellaccio Riserva Aglianico Aglianico 2007

Rivera Cappellaccio  Riserva Aglianico Aglianico 2007

D.O.C., Castel Del Monte, Puglia, Italy

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Price: $18.95

Drink: 2011-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Rivera Cappellaccio

Agent: Lifford Wine & Spirits

More Vintages: 2005  2005  2004 

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Geoffrey Lindsay reviewed this wine as follows:

The Aglianico for Cappellaccio is grown on limestone hills in the DOC of Castel del Monte in Apulia in the heel of the boot of Italy. It is aged 14 months half in French oak barriques the other half is aged in large French oak botti. Plum red in the glass, initial hints of fennel, damp earth, wet stone and cherry blossoms strike the nose. The wine is dusty and speaks of dry desolate summers where few things but the heartiest of grape vines can survive. Muted red berries are over run by bitterness on the nose. There is a hint of rust and salt with a deep underlay of cloves, raisins, black pepper, green pepper and dried salted beef. On first thought the wine seems light on the palate, with a quick intake of air the wine livens up with pepper making its presence known. Tannins are aggressive but not teeth coating and are in balance. The wine is certainly full bodied. This is definitely not a wine for someone who loves a little sweetness or bright berries but someone who loves dark and dirty wines. The finish is medium long with bitterness that is quite pleasant. This is a wine that deserves a hearty meal with beef and tomatoes. The wine was paired on this occasion with a spicy Mexican pizza with beef. The spice, meat and tomatoes bring out fresh berries which were reclusive to this point and the spice pops from the glass. This is a wine for Friday night after a long week when you don’t want to cook and you’re in the mood for pizza or a burger with bacon, cheese, jalapenos and a sweet and smoky BBQ sauce.

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