Widely used as "house wine" in pizzerias, trattorias and ristorante, this wine has wide-spread popularity throughout the US. Known for its rustic nature and tasty dark fruit characteristics i is available at many quality levels so "caveat emptor" is wise advice. However, when a top wine house with great vineyard discipline produces it the wine can be much, much more than a simple quaff!
Aromas of wild berries with a hint of roses lead to a medium-bodied, wel-rounded mid-palate. It finishes with a surprisingly pleasnt persistance.
Very versatile with simple prepartions like pizza or rare burgers it is also serves well with most pasta dishes, especially Bolognese sauce or Putanesca, and with complex meat entrees.