Rivera Il Falcone Riserva Castel Del Monte 2011 Wine Review
Rivera Il Falcone Riserva Castel Del Monte 2011
Puglia D.O.C.G., Italy
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 91/100
This robust Italian red wine is made in one of the more southerly wine regions of the country, where the grapes ripen to full flavour and depth. The 2011 vintage of the Rivera Il Falcone is a blend of mostly Nero di Troia grapes and some Montepulciano grapes. Savoury, smoky and brooding with fleshy black fruit aromas and flavours. Ultra-delicious and smooth already in texture. Southern Italy has undergone a quality revolution. Taste this red to see what I mean. Pair this wine with hearty meat dishes.
Food pairings: lamb cutlets, beef stew, grilled chicken.
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This Rivera Il Falcone Riserva Castel Del Monte 2011 was reviewed on January 6, 2018 by Natalie MacLean
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|Andrea Shapiro rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
A red blend gem from Puglia, Italy. 70% Nero di Troia and 30% Montepulciano. Deep purple, dark and inky coloured. Pronounced and complex aromas of rich dried dark fruit, prune, plum, rust and metallic notes as well as some earthiness and game with a touch of blood sausage. Lots of cinnamon and blackberry in the mouth with a touch of salty minerals. High acidity, medium tannins and body. Exquisite flavours. Complex and rich. An excellent Nero Di Troia. Decant for 1-2 hours before enjoying. Pair with lamb sausage and steak and kidney pie.
91 points November 2017
|From the Puglia wine region, Rivera Il Falcone Riserva Castel Del Monte (2011) is a robust Italian red made with mostly Nero di Troia red wine grapes and some Montepulciano grapes. The wine is medium-plus for body, rich with cherry, wild herbs, leather and smoke on the palate. - Community Wine Reviews|
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