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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Tormaresca Bocca di Lupo
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Tormaresca Bocca di Lupo 2014

Puglia, ItalyAglianico Castel del Monte is a DOC controlled appellation and Bocca di Lupo is 100 percent aglianico, all grown and certified organic from the Bocca di Lupo estate in Minervino Murge. A warm and wet vintage caused serious problems with downy mildew across the region and only the vigilant were successful. Normal weather marked August and September, leaving an early October harvest of fully ripe fruit that gets 15 days of skin contact in the form of punching down the cap, rack and return, and the occasional, brief, pump over. The juice is aged in French oak barriques and in bottle at the winery for a least 24 months. The colour is just off-dark with a ripe red fruit nose. The attack is earthy, even rustic at first, with figgy, plummy fruit and rich, satiny, fine-grained tannins. The finish is long and persistent with more spice, black raspberries and black pepper with a twist of balsamic. Wild boar meatballs with papardelle pasta is a fine match, as is any black truffle dish or harder, aged cheese.Tasted: 16 October 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 55.00 private wine stores Producer: TormarescaDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Blend: Aglianico - Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 148668UPC: 08026530000091