Verso, Salento Rosso, 2018

Name: Salento Rosso

Winery: Verso

Grape:Red blend (Negroamaro and Primitivo)

Vintage: 2018

Region: Salento, Italy

Price: $18 Canadian

Review Date: February 02, 2020

Rating: 8/10

Review: This wine is meaty with lots of body and a great velvety mouth feel.  It is rich and dark in colour, with vibrant flavours. It tastes a lot more sophisticated then what you would initially expect. Part of its lustre can be attributed to the small percent of ‘appassimento’, or air-dried raisined, grapes.  It is full of black cherry and coffee flavours; but balanced nicely by supple tannins and almost pleasantly bitter on the finish.  One of the reviews I read compares drinking this wine to a hedonistic experience.  I would tend to agree. Maker of this wine also makes Casa Contini – already added to my tasting list.

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