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Region Italy : Veneto Col Sandago Wildbacher Coli Trevigiani

Col Sandago Wildbacher Colli Trevigiani

 

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Supplier: Col Sandago
Region: Veneto-Italy
Alcohol%: 13.00
Volume: 750 ml
Type: Red
Year: 2003, 2006
Class: IGT

 

Description

 

Wilbacher is an Austrian variety which was planted in the area four hundred years ago. The region, as the rest of Veneto and Lombardia, had been part of the Austrian Empire for three hundred years. The grape came from Styria, which is on the Eastern part of Austria bordering Slovenia and Hungary, more precisely from the area around Wilbach, a rural hamlet from which this grape takes its name.

This wine presents a range of flavors dominated by the "wild berry" (hence it's name) that are somewhat estranged from other Italian reds. Often, when the wine is blind tasted, it puzzles professional tasters and sommeliers as they gather up the most exotic guesses. The grapes are harvested in mid-October, and once fermentation is completed, the young wine is aged for two years in small (225 liter), medium toasted French barriques from the Allier and Tron ais forests. It is then bottled and left to further mature in the bottle for an additional twelve months. The result is a wine that has both body and a unique style. The flavors are intense with unmistakable fruit of the forest punctuated by spicy, exotic aromas and old leather. This wine truly profits from extended maturation and becomes velvety in texture, but will preserve a good amount of youthfulness until a very ripe age. Wilbacher truly deserves a spot amongst the world-class wines of its type.