Romanesque 2016 ‘semi secco’

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Romanesque 2016 ‘semi secco’

$45.00

A blend of late ripening spicy red varieties.

Deepest red, the aroma is slow to release but eventually reveals dark berries, undergrowth and liquorice notes.
The palate is tight with josterberry and dried currant fruit with a spine of acidity and grape skin tannins giving a long dry finish.

This new release, 2016, is the first of the ‘semi secco’ blend. Bob had noticed that our Tannat grapes would begin to shrivel on the vine, way before they were fully ripe. After attending a tasting of Speri Amarone wines, he thought partially drying the grapes indoors when they began shrivelling, could add a new dimension to this blend. The colour is much deeper & overall has delivered a much fuller bodied wine, which we will continue with.

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Description

The Story of Romanesque

Romanesque is a style of architecture and art that appeared during the ‘Dark Ages’ of Europe, following the fall of the Roman Empire. Although solid and balanced, the style is an attempt to copy (clumsily or otherwise) the great achievements of Rome.

Yes, I (Bob) am the ‘barbarian’ trying to emulate the fine, stylish wines of northern Italy!

Our “Romanesque” is a blend of late red varieties in the style of the aromatic red wines of the Italian Alps. Medium bodied, high acid and tannins with a tight aromatic finish.

The blend began in 2005 with Shiraz, Petit Verdot and Touriga Francesca but we are now introducing Aglianico and Lagrein to the blend.

 

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