Tuesday, January 19, 2016

#Winebee Red Wine Trio

Ok, so you probably know by now, if you've been following me, that I love my wine.  I'm an avid wine lover and red wine's seem to be my favorite.  Don't get me wrong, I love white wine's, but some of them tend to be a little too sweet for my taste.  I love wines that have a rich, robust and dry taste.  That's why red is my way to go.  



I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to enjoy not one, but three bottles of Wine Bee's red wines.  The trio that I tried (which I may say I absolutely loved!) were; Quota 31 Primitivo 2012, Castello Vicchiomaggio - Rippa delle Mandorle 2013 and Luretta - Gutturnio Superiore 2012.  All three of these red wines had a distinct flavor that I loved.  



The first bottle I tried was the Luretta- Gutturnio Superiore 2012.  After one glass of this, I thought this was going to by my favorite.  It had a rich, dry and robust flavor that I loved.  It made a statement and you knew you were drinking a good quality wine....but then I tried Quota 31 Primitivo 2012...hands down...my favorite!  Maybe because it contained 14% alcohol, or maybe it had that dry, still taste of rich black fruit, spicy plum and licorice, either way, I fell in love with it!  It had such a nice, smooth flavor.  The third bottle, Castello Vicchiomaggio - :Rippa delle Mandorle 2013 was another awesome wine.  It contains 13% alcohol and has a blend of Cabernet and Sangiovese.  This wine has a fruity taste with hints of dark cherry and black currants with subtle oak and herbal notes.


All three of these wines had such an addicting taste.  After I went through all three bottles, I went to my local store and bought my regular...Merlot.  I was sad to say, that I had gotten so used to the great tasting Quota 31 Primitivo 2012, that my regular Merlot kind of let me down! 

So, a little more info about each of the wines I've tasted.  You can purchase these bottles, as well as other Italian wines, from Wine Bee's site.  They also have the trio listed on Amazon.  


CASTELLO VICCHIOMAGGIO-RIPPA DELLE MANDORLE 2013

Style:    Dry, Still
Region: Tuscany, Italy
Varietal:75% Sangiovese. 25% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol: 13%
Vintage: 2013

Intense Ruby Red color with dark cherry and black currant. Provides notes of oak and subtle herbal.  Round and smooth with good acidity.

Pairs well with: grilled chicken, cold cuts, pasta, pork









MENHIR SALENTO - QUOTA 31 PRIMITIVO 2012

Style:    Dry, Still
Region:  Puglia, Italy
Varietal: 100% Primitivo (Zifandel)
Alcohol:  14%
Vintage:  2012

Aromas of ripe black fruit, spicy plum, graphite and a whiff of brine.  Ripe and mildly sweet with a hint of spice.  The savory palate doles out blackberry, blueberry, licorice, ground black pepper with brawny tannins.  Ends on a bitter prune note.

Pairs well with: cold cuts, roasted lamb, rabbit with wild thyme, roast potatoes and aged cheeses.





LURETTA - GUTTURNIO SUPERIORE 2012


Style:     Dry, Still
Region:  Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Varietal: 50% Barbera  50% Bonarda
Alcohol:  13.5%
Vintage:  2012

 This wine has a unique flavor with blends of Barbera and Bonarda.  It has a deep purple red color.  Full bodied wine with notes of ripe cherries and vanilla.  Has a rich and velvety taste.

Pairs well with: roast beef, parmigiano, beef carpaccio and medium aged pecorino.  





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***I received a complimentary product(s), in exchange, for my honest and unbiased review.  All opinions are 100% and solely my own.