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Grotta del Sole Piedirosso Campania 2010
Chairman's SelectionTM
PLCB Code: 32402
Size: 750ML
Price: Was 14.99 Now 7.99
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Grotta del Sole Piedirosso Campania 2010

Region:Italy > Campania > Campi Flegrei
Grape Variety: Piedirosso
Alcohol Content:13%

Availability in Pennsylvania

Availability in Pennsylvania:

  • Removed from the Chairman's SelectionTM list on November 25, 2013.

  • This wine is no longer available in Pennsylvania. The PLCB Code above may now be in use for a different product.

Average rating: three_full  3.00  (2 ratings)  Add a Rating

Average rating: three_full  3.00
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Rated by phillywinefinder on January 14, 2012
Aglianico's sister: light to medium bodied, high acidity, low tannins. Cranberries maybe, but not much plum or cherry. Not a big red. More like Beaujolais.

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J2K - January 15, 2012 5:24PM

I almost bought this wine. "More like Beaujolais", I'm glad I didn't.

pavineco - March 9, 2012 10:45AM

I don't want to defend this wine too vehemently, because it is certainly not spectacular, but I do think that there are some implications in the above comments that are somewhat misleading. Though I agree that it is lighter than Aglianico, I wouldn't call this a light bodied wine. 13% ABV - medium bodied, similar to Chianti, Dolcetto, Barbera, etc. I would agree with Beaujolais - it is somewhat similar, at least in weight, to a nice cru Beaujolias, which is not a bad thing. There is certainly plenty of flavor here - for me the plums were quite prevalent in both the aroma and the palate. I almost wish there was less plum, as it's not my favorite fruit to feature in a wine. Piedirosso is definitely a simpler grape than Sangiovese or Nebbiolo, but it's a pretty nice match for the equally simple fare of the region - pizza, tomato sauce & pasta, etc. I agree with Philly that it'd be much easier to recommend this if it was a few bucks cheaper, but it's still probably worth a try if you're interested in Italians and haven't had Piedirosso before. (Also keep an eye out for Mastrobeardino's Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio - a better Piedi that'll cost you around $20 in PA.)

Rated by pavineco on March 9, 2012
Plum, strawberries & leather on the nose (almost a Sangiovese-like characteristic). Dark cherries and more plum on the palate, with some bitter, unsweetened tea. Velvety but a bit sweaty on the tongue. A bit of off-bitterness on the back-end, plus some artificial flavoring (hi-c grape?) that was the biggest flaw. Maybe even a touch of chocolate on the slightly lingering finish.

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