2010 Rosso Salento IGT : Signum Gemini : Italy

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Since Signum Gemini’s inception, their mission has been to become the leading winemaker in Puglia, producing quality, balanced wines. In 2001, Signum Gemini hired world-renowned Australian winemaker Chris Ringland to oversee the winemaking process in Puglia. Chris Ringland, the highly reputed winemaker of Barossa’s Three River and Greenock Creek, joined Signum Gemini for the next 4 vintages. The current winemaker is Giuseppe Caragnulo. A native of Puglia, Caragnulo offers the winemaking team at Signum Gemini more than 20 years of winemaking experience in the region and a vast knowledge of the native grapes. Signum Gemini specializes in the Primitivo and Negroamaro varietals. The Primitivo grows in forty to eighty-year-old vineyards. The Negroamaro is sourced chiefly from vineyards around the town of Novoli and Cellino San Marco. This 2010 Rosso is made up of Negromaro and Sangiovese. Visually the wine is an intense, bright ruby red color. It is highly perfumed with strong, lingering sweet fruity notes, persistent with hints of fresh fruit and preserves. The flavor is well-balanced, soft velvety, fresh and fragrant, owing to a pleasant underlying acidity which lends it vigor and persistence on the palate. This wine is ready now and with proper cellaring will age gracefully through 2015.

Serving and Pairing Notes for 2010 Rosso Salento

It is ideal with vegetable soups, first courses of vegetables and pasta, white meat and medium aged cheese.

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