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WINE REVIEW: Mezzacorona - Castel Firmian - Teroldego Rotaliano, Superiore Riserva 2018


REVIEW: Mezzacorona - Castel Firmian - Teroldego Rotaliano, Superiore Riserva 2018


I wanted to get my hands on this to try the Teroldego grape. This is a Northern Italian red made with 100% Teroldego grapes.


The North of Italy giving it a little bit of acidity and bringing down the tannins a touch. A medium ruby coloured red wine, on the nose raspberries, red plums, rec cherries and stewed fruits, blueberries with some vanilla essence almost felt like it had been added (clearly hadnt i might add) to ease those tannins (oak barrels most likely).


It is fully fermented to dry, however it does feel like there is a touch of residual sugar in this wine still in the bottle.


I think there is enough tannic structure (medium+) to give this further time to age in bottle, but that being said, I didnt see much tertiary flavour profile coming through on the palate, so my preference would be to drink now (I don't often need an excuse!)


Grape Variety: Teroldego

Vineyard: Part of the giant co-op, the 2019 and 2020 won awards, this 2018 not quite up to those high standards.

Food Pairings: A strong aged gouda, cheddar type cheese would marry well with this red wine. The bouquet of the wine does suggest a flowery note towards the finish.


Average Price: £12 a bottle.


TDWG Overall Rating: 89/100


A good overall red wine with lots to shout about it has great balance and this in itself is why it is held in very good esteem.


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