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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thirsty Thursday's Wine Pick

I am a huge fan of Italian wines and especially Italian red wines.  The wine I'm passing along today is made from 100% Aglianico.  This wine comes from the Basilicata region of Italy which is in the Southern part about where the arch is on the boot!  Basilicata is a wild region in that it is mostly consumed by Mount Vulture, an extinct volcano.   This makes agriculture quite challenging in this area.

Tenuta Del Portale -  Starsa 2007 IGT Basilicata

These grapes are grown in volcanic soil which is going to give a certain minerality and uniqueness to the wine.  You are going to get a Ruby red color in the glass.  The wine shows bright red fruit along with spice, leather, tar and aromatic wood.

You can pick this wine up at Total Wine.

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