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Ravello Rosso Riserva 2019 – Marisa Cuomo

Ravello Rosso Riserva 2019 - Marisa Cuomo
Written by Piero Pardini

Wine: Ravello Rosso Riserva
Varietal composition: 70% Piedirosso (locally called pear and ‘palummo) 30% Aglianico.
Denomination: D.O.C. Costa d’Amalfi.
Alcoholic strength: 14% vol.
Vintage: 2019.
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
In the glass, the sample is limpid, ruby red in color with a very light, consistent purplish texture.
The nose opens with a range of complex, intense and fine quality aromas. Floral notes of freshly cut wildflowers are covered by an intense fruity scent. Wild berries in jam intertwine with hints of cherries preserved in alcohol. The olfactory bouquet is completed by delicate notes of sweet spices such as cinnamon and vanilla and then closed with a nuance of toasted coffee.
The sip is fresh, important. The tannin is decisive, precise, but not yet completely silky. The finish is long, persistent with balsamic herbs from the Mediterranean scrub.
An intriguing wine, an expression of the territory, which has not yet expressed its great potential.


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

Credits: © Piero PardiniThe Wolf Post Wine Magazine – TUSCANY – ITALY

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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