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"R" Nostro Vino Zinfandel

"R" Nostro Vino Zinfandel Wine Details
Price: $24.00 per bottle

Description: Like the 2003 wine, the 2004 edition has a carmine ruby color with mature hues. The aroma is classic briary Zinfandel; warm ripe raspberries, plums and black pepper with a hint of dust. The bouquet offers up just enough hazelnut and vanilla to add complexity and richness. The flavors deliver juicy raspberry and plums with plenty of peppery spice. Richly textured, the wine finishes with smoky, heavily toasted oak. Good tannins along with a low pH and deep flavors will allow for successful aging.

Varietal Definition
Zinfandel is a variety of red grape planted in over 10 percent of California wine vineyards. DNA fingerprinting revealed that it is genetically equivalent to the Croatian grape Crljenak Kaštelanski, and also the Primitivo variety traditionally grown in the 'heel' of Italy. It is typically made into a robust red wine. Its taste depends on the ripeness of the grapes from which it is made. Red berry fruits like raspberry predominate in wines from cooler areas such as the Napa Valley, whereas blackberry, anise and pepper notes are more common in wines made in warmer areas such as Sonoma County. Many Zinfandels come from head pruned ‘Old Vines’. ‘Old Vine’ is generally understood to mean a vine that is more than 50 years old and that produces less than three tons per acre. ‘Head Pruning’ is an old European style of pruning that trains the vine into the shape of a goblet. It requires no wires or other complex trellis systems. Head pruning spreads the fruit uniformly along the vine and allows light penetration.In the USA a semi-sweet Rosé (blush-style) wine called ‘White Zinfandel’ has achieved widespread popularity. In fact, this popularity has so outstripped all other forms that many fans think there is actually a grape called “White Zinfandel” (there isn’t)!


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