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Muristellu (Italy)

Muristellu is a red wine grape from the Italian island of Sardegna.

Typical Flavors


Raspberry
Raspberry
Pomegranate
Pomegranate
Black Cherry
Black
Cherry
Plum
Plum

Herbs
Herbs
Flowers
Flower
Spices
Spices
Licoricer
Licorice

Oak Added Flavors

Barrel
Barrel
Chocolate
Chocolate
Cocoa
Cocoa
Leather
Leather

Deep Dark Fruit, Black Cherry, Plum, and Blackberry are typical Bovale flavors.

Hints of Herbs, Flowers, Spices, and Licorice.

Profile

Muristellu is naturally fruity and high in acidity:

BODYMedium - Plus
TANNINSMedium - Plus
FRUITMedium - High
ACIDITYMedium - High
Serving temperature:
15-16°C (59-61°F)

Food Pairing


Salami
Salami
Ham
Ham
Chicken
Chicken
Turkey
Turkey

Pork
Pork
Lamb
Lamb
Veal
Veal
Red Meat
Beef

Muristellu is a food friendly wine.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Pasta with Meat Sauce.
BBQ. Chicken. Turkey.
Spicy Meatballs. Smoked Meat.
Moroccan Lamb Tagine.
Chargrilled. Roasted.
Rabbit. Pork. Lamb. Veal. Beef.

Cheese:
Medium Cheeses.
Pecorino Sardo.

Sardinian Specialities:
Porcheddu Arrustu (Roasted Pork).

If You Like Muristellu

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Merlot (France)
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo (Italy)
Primitivo (Italy)
Ribeira Sacra (Spain)
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (Italy)
Zinfandel (USA)

The Ideal Glass

The Bordeaux glass is perfect for a bodied red wine.

It is taller than other red wine glasses, and has a slimmer bowl.

The large size of the glass allows the bouquet to develop. It smooths out rough edges, plays down tannins, and allows the wines to achieve balance.

The slimmer bowl sends the wine directly to the back of the mouth for maximum taste.

About Muristellu

Muristellu has more than 20 different names in the different varieties of the Sardinian language, but is most often labeled Bovale or Muristellu.

Sardegna (Sardinia)

Sardegna is best known for vacation and beaches. The capital is Cagliari.

In the wine world, Sardegna is best known for the white Vermentino and the red Cannonau.

This said, Sardegna is a magical place for wine lovers. Their native grapes, cultivated and kept in existence with real earnestness, are now producing some of the most delicate Italian wines.

Alcohol can be addictive. Drink in moderation.

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