Erik Banti Toscana Carato 2015
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Appearance: Ruby red, very clear. Aroma: Consistent, ethereal, intense, lightly vinous, fine and elegant, full bouquet with hints of marasca, currant and a pleasant background of young wood. Mouth Feel: Dry, sapid, soft, warm, rightly tannic, harmonious with an excellent gustative persistence. Food Pairing: It goes well with white meat and red meat, truffle dishes (with black truffle from Norcia) and partially seasoned cheeses.
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Morellino di Scansano|
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