The opinion of the wine tasterFilm director and producer, Francis Ford Coppola won five Oscars and two Palme d’or at the Cannes Festival. Few know that Francis is also the owner of a vineyard in the Napa Valley (California), which produces good wines at an excellent quality price ratio. Rosso 2011 is a light and fruity wine that will match simple and tasty dishes.
The terroirThe Coppola vineyard is located in California, in the wine region of Lodi, 50 km south of Sacramento, in the hearth of the famous Napa Valley. There, sunny days alternate with fresh nights and this slows the maturity process of grapes and increases their body and taste. The rivers Mokelumne and Cosumnes enrich the granitic soil of minerals.
The grape varietyThe grapes’ blend is interesting. Syrah donates a velvet texture to the wine; cabernet sauvignon gives them structure and aromas of red fruits. Petite syrah contributes to give body whereas the zinfandel, typical of this region, gives sweetness.
The vintage2The 2011 was a fresh year in California and harvest were poor. The grapes arrived to a late maturation and the vines had fewer grapes: this allowed the wine to develop more complex and intense aromas.
Sold by cases of 3 or 6 bottles until 30th September 2013. Delivery within 21 days.
Rosso 2011 is a light and fruity wine that will match simple and tasty dishes.