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Umani Ronchi Fonte Del Re Lacrima Di Morro D'Albatext
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Umani Ronchi Fonte Del Re Lacrima Di Morro D'Alba 2019

Alba, Cuneo, Piedmont, ItalyFonte del Re is a local name referring to a site where a spring once rose, near Morro d'Alba. Lacrima di Morro is the grape, so called for the tears (lacrima in Italian) that appear when the grape is ready for picking. This ancient grape is quite rare for a red, with ample fragrant aromatics. These vineyards are in deep clay loams, 150-200m in altitude. Destemmed grapes undergo 10 days' maceration and ferment in stainless, where it remains for four months' rest. Darker in hue, with smouldering wild plum, fleshy boysenberry, ample violet and iris perfume, all seasoned with pine, wild mint, anise, and reams of cracked peppercorns. Tannins are long and moderately sticky, propping up this spellbinding red. Absolutely worth seeking out for adventuresome drinkers, and to enjoy with local lamb and wild mushrooms.Tasted: 17 March 2022Tasted by: Prices: BC 27.99 BCLS Producer: Umani RonchiDistributors: Stile Brands
Grape: Lacrima di MorroCSPC: 519272UPC: 8032853725016