La Cantina No Preservatives Added Dry Red

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Winery / Brand: La Cantina
Region: King Valley, VIC
The wine is a gorgeous cherry red colour, and the aroma is all fresh grape juice, tobacco and warming spice. To taste there is a good tannin profile, with black currant flavours and warming spice - think cinnamon. Although a blend of this nature can generally be called 'rustic', we think that the oh-so-smooth mouth feel makes this wine just a little bit on the special side.

The dry, medium weight lightness of this wine means it will go well with most foods. It is a perfect accompaniment to a , picnic with cured meats, cheeses and a crusty loaf of ciabatta, or a pasta dish.
$14.25 in a straight case of 12
$15.00 in a mixed case of 12
$16.60 each

With a winery built from the granite rocks of the King Valley in the style of a Tuscan villa, the Corsini family have been producing wines using family traditions and techniques for years.  To preserve the character and flavour of their cool climate grapes, no preservatives are added, and no filtration of the wines takes place. 

A new, and very welcome Italian style wine, La Cantina Dry Red is a lighter wine, which Peter and Gino Corsini (a father and son team) assure us is a perfect every day drinking red...and we happen to agree whole heartedly.  It is a blended from pressings of all of the red varietal grapes grown by the Corsini family (these include the distinctly 'European' grapes Nebbiolo, Barbera, Tempranillo, Sangiovese, and Saperavi - which are rather the fashion at the moment and are worth seeking out).    

It doesn't get much more 'bespoke' than this wine.  The Corsini's only bottle a few pallets of wine at a time, to preserve its freshness.  It's always a good idea to let a wine settle into the bottle for a while, so we've hung onto our stock for some weeks, it's now good to go! 

The wine is a gorgeous cherry red colour, and the aroma is all fresh grape juice, tobacco and warming spice.  To taste there is a good tannin profile, with black currant flavours and warming spice - think cinnamon.  Although a blend of this nature can generally be called 'rustic', we think that the oh-so-smooth mouth feel makes this wine just a little bit on the special side.

The dry, medium weight lightness of this wine means it will go well with most foods.  It is a perfect accompaniment to a , picnic with cured meats, cheeses and a crusty loaf of ciabatta, or a pasta dish.

Wine / Product specifications
Wine Type Red
Region King Valley, VIC
Vintage Non Vintage
Alcohol % 14.5
Preservative No Added Preservative
Vegan Status Vegan Suitable
Closure Cork (natural)
Volume 750mL
Packaging Glass Bottle

WARNING: Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 for Victoria, it is an offence: to supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (Penalty exceeds $7000); or for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (Penalty exceeds $500). Liquor License No. 36104187.