Italy — Veneto • $28.95 • 89/100

This wine is made from Refosco grapes from the Tenute Stra’ del Milione in the Grave area of Friuli, using the appassimento technique. It is deep, dark purple-red, showing a narrow red rim. Notes of underbrush and earth underlie aromas of ripe, red cherry, blackberry and plum. Alcohol is elevated at 15%, but the wine is surprisingly balanced by firm acidity and ripe tannins. Oaky resin becomes more obvious on the palate, underlying the ripe, dense fruit. A surprising lightness despite the alcohol. • LCBO Release 03/04/2017 • LCBO id#606921 • Find it at your nearest LCBOAUTHENTIC WINE & SPIRITS MERCHANTS (Agent)