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Ravello Rosso Riserva 2018 – Marisa Cuomo

Ravello Rosso Riserva 2018 - Marisa Cuomo
Written by Piero Pardini

Credits: © Piero PardiniThe Wolf Post – TUSCANY – ITALY

Wine: Ravello Rosso Riserva
Varietal composition: 70% Piedirosso (locally called pear and ‘palummo) 30% Aglianico.
Denomination: DOC Costa d’Amalfi.
Alcoholic strength: 14% vol.
Vintage: 2018.
Production area: Ravello and Scala.
Nature of the soil: dolomitic-limestone rocks.
Altitude: coastal terraces 300 – 400 meters above sea level.
Training system: pergola and / or atypical rays, espalier.
Growing density: 5,000-7,000 vines per hectare.
Production: 60 hl/ha.
Harvest period: third decade of October, manual harvesting.
Vinification: the grapes harvested at the time of their complete ripeness, after destemming and pressing are subjected to fermentation with intense maceration lasting 20 days with subsequent malolactic fermentation and processing in new French oak barriques.
Pre-bottling maturation method and duration: 12 months in new French oak barriques.

Tasting Notes
Upon visual examination, the sample is limpid, of a lively ruby ​​red with light garnet reflections, of good consistency.
The nose is intense, with a broad and complex spectrum of scents. It opens with floral notes reminiscent of a potpourri of red wild flowers, followed by aromas of small red berries and morello cherries in alcohol. Hints of pipe tobacco intertwine with notes of sweet spices and then close with a delicate nuance of coffee roasting.
Important sip, with still slightly aggressive tannins, which we will find nice smooth and silky with a further short period of refinement. Undoubtedly pleasant in its entirety, with a persistent finish of balsamic notes.
It is recommended in combination with a pork loin with prunes.


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Marisa Cuomo
Via G.B. Lama, 16/18
84010 Furore (SA)
Phone +39 089 830348

About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor of "The Wolf Post", Italian based International digital wine platform.
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the authorized biography "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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