Inama carmenerepiu

Carmenére, "Più" 2010

Inama

Più’ means ‘more’ in Italian and there’s more than just Carmenere in this typical blend from the Colli Berici, a line of gently rolling volcanic hills in Italy’s north-east. Merlot is a civilizing influence, the plumy accent and refined tannins marry well with a touch of French oak. The iron-rich clay soil over a limestone base is perfect for Bordeaux varieties and Carmenere, introduced in the 19th century, suffered from amnesia for decades. Cabernet Franc it most definitely is not – the soy sauce, cocoa and grainy tannins ought to have been unmistakeable.

Country:
Italy
Region:
Veneto
Appellation/ava:
Colli Berici
Vintage:
2010
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
60% Carmenere, 30% Merlot, 10% other Bordeaux varietals
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
88

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Aging:
French barriques (12 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Organic
Estate:
Yes
Alcohol percentage:
14
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
1000 cases imported

Reviews

  • "88 points. This open-knit red reveals a core of smoke and ground spice notes, leading to flavors of black currant, grilled plum, cedar and leather. Medium-bodied, with fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2017. 1,000 cases imported." (Wine Spectator)

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