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Corsiero Nero 2020

Corsiero Nero 2020

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  • Puglia and South - Italy
  • 2020 - Nero di Troia
  • 13.5 % Alc - 750 ml

Made by the talented Andrea Bernardini, Corsiero Nero is crafted from select parcels of Nero di Troia grapes, grown in the foothills of the Apennines overlooking the Gargano peninsula in northern Puglia (the hot, sunny heel of Italy’s boot). This unusual grape variety takes its name from the nearby town of Troia, which, as legend has it, was founded by Greek hero Diomedes after sacking the city of Troy in Asia Minor. Even great warriors eventually turn to more gentle pursuits, and maybe it was Nero di Troia which made Diomedes settle in Italy, using his last years to make wine from this fascinating grape variety.

Italian for ‘Black Charger’ (like the trusty steed on the label), Corsiero Nero was aged three months in fine French oak and lives up to its valiant name. It boasts a long history of acclaim—including a gold medal for the previous vintage—and this gorgeous 2020 release continues the trend with a 97-point score from Italian crtitic Luca Maroni.

Get ready for a glass-stainingly deep color, with bewitching aromas and flavors of blackberry, violet, smoky vanilla, and oak—all framed by a silky-smooth texture, with a long, intense finish. Try this gallant red with some of Andrea’s favorite pairings, including grilled sirloin, roasted pork belly and fennel, or full-flavored cheeses.

Might want to gallop for your share, though. A red this delicious will sell fast.

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