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A blend of equal parts Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sangiovese grapes grown in the region of Umbria, Vitiano Rosso is vinified in stainless steel tanks and aged in French oak barrels for three months before being bottled. Made in a way that adheres to Riccardo Cotarella's philosophy of meticulous winemaking, the result is a delicious, youthful red at a terrific value.
Deep ruby-red in color, aromas of plums and black fruits are complemented by undertones of black cherry jam, licorice, and tobacco leaves. On the palate, smooth tannins and acidity balance this wine to make a food-friendly red wine.
Pair this wine with sopressata pizza, pomodoro sauces, or ratatouille.
Available at a super low and attractive price, the Vitiano is an informal blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese in equal parts. It ages briefly in barrique for three months. Informal and fresh, the wine offers bright fruit flavors with cherry and dried raspberry at the front. Subtle spice and tobacco appears at the back. Some 800,000 bottles were produced.