Vespolina is a red indigenous grape of Piemonte, Italy.
DNA tests show that Vespolina and Nebbiolo grapes are relatives.
Vespolina is a Fruity and Peppery red wine.
With flavors of Red Berries, Red Cherry, Cranberry, Rose Petal, and Violets.
Spices. Rosemary. White / Black Pepper. Balsamic Notes.
Vespolina wines are known to be high in fruit, acidity, tannins, and alcohol:
|TANNINS||Medium - High|
|FRUIT||Medium - High|
|ACIDITY||Medium - High|
Vespolina pairs best with Rich Food.
Cold Cuts. Ham.
Rich Pasta. Rich Risotto.
Stewed Meat. Rabbit.
Roasted Veal. Lamb Chops.
Beef. Game (Deer. Venison)
Blue Cheeses. Creamy Gorgonzola. Fondue.
Bagna Cauda (Dipping Sauce).
Bolliti Misti (Mixed Boiled Meat).
Paniscia (Creamy Risotto with Sausage and Beans).
|Cabernet Franc (France)|
|Douro Tinto (Portugal)|
|GSM Wines (France)|
|Montepulciano d'Abruzzo (Italy)|
|Ribera del Duero (Spain)|
|Tinta de Toro (Spain)|
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.
Vespolina is often used in blends together with Nebbiolo, Croatina and Uva Rara.
Monovarietal Vespolina is becoming popular and it reminds of Pinot Noir with extra fruit and pepper.
The chemical composition of Vespolina shows an aromatic molecule called Rotundone, responsible for its peppery aroma which is also typical of Syrah/Shiraz wines.
Piemonte has been an important wine province since Roman times. The area is influenced both culturally and climatically by the Alps in the north, and the Ligurian coast in the south.
Cortese di Gavi
Terre Alfieri Arneis
Nebbiolo (the power of the Barolo and Barbaresco) is the most famous grape of Piemonte, followed by the red grapes Barbera and Dolcetto.
For whites, Cortese and Arneis are the most popular grapes.
For dessert, the off-dry, sparkling Moscato d'Asti is the queen.
The most important wine regions are:
Piemonte's DOCG regions:
Alcohol can be addictive. Drink in moderation.
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