External Reviews for Castello di Verrazzano Rosso
/ A clean, traditional Tuscan style, with fresh plum, berry and citrus character. Fresh medium body. Refreshing lunchtime red. Drink now.
Rosso 2007 - Wine Spectator/ Shows some berry and plum character, with citrus undertones. Medium-bodied, with light tannins and a bright finish.
Rosso 2007 - 85 Points, Wine Enthusiast/ This is an easy-drinking "Mini Tuscan" (as opposed to a super Tuscan) with fresh aromas of wild berry, almond skin and light shadings of exotic spice. The wine...is fresh and easy in the mouth.
At the heart of the world’s favorite spirited beverages you will find Cinzano, recognized by its signature blue and red label and 250-year tradition of excellence. With classic appeal and versatile brands, Cinzano’s legacy is sure to continue for generations to come. In 1757 CINZANO’s two visionary brothers, Giovanni Giacomo and Carolo Stefano Cinzano, Master Distillers, opened a small shop in Turin where a dream soon became a reality. As their traditional Vermouth production rapidly increased, so did their reputation for exceptional quality. Cinzano is the finest tasting imported vermouth for many leading wine and spirits connoisseurs. Its proprietary, herb-infused recipe has remained unchanged since 1757. Cinzano is the ideal cocktail mixer and is one of the most frequently used ingredients in renowned cocktails around the world. Production Area Piedmont, Italy Vinification The recipe for Cinzano is a well-kept secret. It is produced from high quality wine and blended with a proprietary selection of wild herbs, spices, barks and flowers. Color Intense amber red Bouquet An aromatic bouquet of herbs and spices with notes of fruit peel and flowers Taste Pleasantly sweet, fruit-filled flavor Alcohol 15% Serving Suggestions Enjoy Cinzano Rosso neat with a twist of lemon, over ice or in your favorite cocktail: Manhattan, Rob Roy, Cin-Cin, Negroni, Americano.
The spirit and industry of Verrazzano’s owners, Luigi & Silvia Cappellini, have played a major role in the burgeoning reputation of this ancient estate in the Greve district of Tuscany’s Chianti Classico zone. 105 acres of vineyard are planted in Verrazzano’s limestone-rich soil. Though present in southern areas of Chianti Classico, limestone is unique to Verrazzano in the cooler, northern sector, accounting for the singular blend of muscularity and finesse evident in Verrazzano wines. The blend of grapes used to produce Chianti has changed over the years, and Castello di Verrazzano pays tribute to the original blend with its “Mini Tuscan,” Rosso di Verrazzano. This dynamic and versatile red wine revives the old tradition of including white grapes in the Chianti blend. The body and vibrant fruit of the red Sangiovese and Canaiolo grapes, combined with the softness and suppleness of the white Trebbiano and Malvasia varieties, together create a pleasing wine that complements both traditional and contemporary cuisine. The first vintage produced was 2000, a new concept from Verrazzano to celebrate the new millennium. Production Area The Greve district in the northern portion of Chianti Classico, south of Florence in Tuscany. 105 acres of vine planted at altitudes ranging from 1,150 to 1,480 feet in Verrazzano’s limestone-rich soil. Though present in warmer, southern areas of Chianti Classico, limestone is unique to Verrazzano in the cooler, northern portion of the district. The soil here is extremely lean and stony (43% lime, 29% clay, 28% sand). Fertilization is entirely organic Grape Varieties 80% Sangiovese Grosso; 20% Canaiolo, Trebbiano Toscano, Malvasia Lunga del Chianti Vinification Fermentation at a controlled temperature of 75°F, with delicate pumping over and a 5 day maceration period. The wine is aged in large Slavonian oak barrels for about 10 months Color Light ruby red Bouquet Complex and persistent aroma, with youthful notes of fresh fruit and violets Taste Light-bodied, harmonious and round on the palate, with flavors of red fruits, black currant and plum Alcohol 12.5%
Rosso Vermouth - 89 points, Wine Enthusiast/ The mild aroma of this plum-hued vermouth suggests dried figs and allspice. Those notes are amplified on the palate, with bold figs, dates, raisins, spice cake, allspice and sarsaparilla, finishing on a note of bitter grapefruit peel. It would meld seamlessly with any amaro or dark spirit, like rye whiskey.
Rosso Vermouth - Wine & Spirits/ Panel Favorites: This vermouth is lively with cents of eucalyptus, mint, quinine and vanilla bean. The citrus pith flavors have an edge of cream and coffee.
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