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Il Rosso di Enzo
Il Rosso di Enzo
Cantine Pirovano

Style Heavy red Old World Country Italy Price $10
Vintage tasted 2009 Grapes Sangiovese, Negroamaro, Aglianico, Primitivo
Website www.vinicantinepirovano.com

Overview Pirovano, which produces regional wines from every corner of Italy, is a frequent visitor to the pages of The Wine Trials. This is one of its better offerings, and it has a taste that’s distinctly Old World Italian. We normally wouldn’t trust an Italian wine that refuses to name its region of origin, but that’s the beauty of blind tasting: despite our prejudices, it’s impossible to argue with what’s in the bottle. And what’s in this bottle is very tasty indeed.

Nose It’s got plenty of black fruit, earth, and a mulchy aroma—a combination that prompted one blind taster to say that it was subtle and smelled expensive.

Mouth It’s smooth in the mouth, with cherries and continued earthiness. All in all, a perfect wine for outdoor grilling.
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