Biscardo Neropasso, Italy 2018
An intense ruby red wine with spicy notes and hints of cherry and plum compote, produced in Italy by The Biscardo Family who have been winemakers for over 150 years. Brothers Maurizio and Martino are currently in charge of the winemaking, offering quality premium wines which are not only delicious but also excellent value for money.
This wine has an IGT classification which recognises the unusually high quality of the class of wine within Italy.
Ideally served with pasta, white and red meats, fresh and aged cheeses.
Blend: Corvinone 40%, Corvina 30%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
During the course of Maurizio's long and illustrious career, he has consulted for well known wineries around Italy and in doing so he came across the vineyards for their Puglian wines. Both the Pugliese and Veneto wines are characterised by an almost dangerous drinkability, aromatic purity and exceptional value for money.
The soil for this wine vary considerably, adding to the complexity of the wine. Brown and red soil on silts, loam rocks formed from the Cretaceous period, compact red soil on basalt and compact red soil on Eocene limestone. Each valley gives different qualities to the wine, although there is always a high calcareous concentration, with lots of big stones in the first half metre of the ground.
Ripe and healthy grapes are selected at the time of the hand picking. The thinnest bunches are chosen, with the berries not too close one to another, so that the air can circulate. The grapes are laid out in large perforated plastic boxes, to ensure excellent ventilation. The boxes are stacked in the fruttaio, a large airy room and the grapes are periodically monitored so that the Appassimento process takes place. A selection of the grapes are slightly wilted before the soft pressing. The wine is then aged partly in steel tanks and partly in Tonneaux.
Intense ruby red turning to garnet with ageing. Bouquet is spicy with hints of cherry, black cherry and plum compote. fine and velvety palate, persistent, with soft tannins at the end.