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This Appassimento not only stands out with a unique paper ‘wraparound’ label, the wine itself is hugely impressive too. A succulent blend of Merlot 60%, Primitivo 30% and Negroamaro 10%.
Appassimento refers to a process of drying out the grapes while on the vine – a tradition going back many centuries and was historically used in the Veneto region for the production of Amarone.
With this lovely example the grapes are naturally dried on the vine for 15 days (breaking main stem to each bunch which supplies the sap and water) – combined with a long with a period of barrel age to create a supple wine full of ripe black fruits with complex hints of raisins, spice and vanilla.
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