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Rivera Il Falcone Castel del Monte Rosso Riserva
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Rivera Il Falcone Castel del Monte Rosso Riserva 2013

Puglia, ItalyRivera was founded by the Corato family in the late 1940's, and son Carlo has been overseeing the estate since the early 1980's. The property represents Puglia in the prestigious Instituto Grandi Marche. Based on the main grape of Puglia's Castel del Monte, nero di troia, this aged 14 months in French oak, and then a further year in bottle before release. Layers of cherry, mulberry, raspberry, leather, anise, and sweet tobacco filter through a gently worn palate, with tannins long and finely grippy to the cocoa dusted finish. This medium bodied red is mellow and integrated; drinking very well now, and well suited to braised rabbit or game bird.Tasted: 03 November 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 29.99 BCLS Producer: Azienda Vinicola Rivera S.P.A.Distributors: Lifford Wine and Spirits
Grape: Nero di TroiaCSPC: 883348UPC: 8000715000502