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Alta Luna Phases 2010

Alta Luna Phases 750ML 2010      
Sku: 19202

Alta Luna (“High Moon”) Phases represents the finest selection of grapes from prime vineyard sites in the foothills of Italy’s breathtaking Dolomite Alps. This elegant yet robust fusion of Merlot and native varieties Lagrein and Teroldego combines flavors of blackberry, dark cherry and plum with distinctive spicy notes. Aged in oak barrels for 12 months, this vibrant red is smooth and beautifully balanced, with fine tannins and a lingering finish. Much like the varying lunar phases have their specific characteristics, each varietal in Phases brings a particular quality to this enticing red blend. Teroldego with its distinguished intensity and color brings notes of raspberries and structure to the palate. Notes of currents, cherries and red fruit are particularly intense in Lagrein which also imparts balance and elegance. Merlot brings complexity of aromas, roundness and soft tannins resulting in a wine of incredible structure and finesse.

Tasting notes
Color Deep ruby red Bouquet Dark cherry, plum and blackberry aromas combine with intriguing spicy notes Taste Rich, concentrated dark fruit character against powerful yet silky tannins and bright acidity. Excellent structure, with a distinctive freshness to the fruit that creates an elegant profile.

 Ultimate Beverage Challenge 91 points (Jul 2015)
(Ultimate Beverage Collection, Finalist)Coffee and cassis are restrained on the lightly pungent nose. Bold in the mouth with tart black raspberry and currants. Spicy dried herbs are followed by a charcuterie characteristic combining sweet and savory elements through the dry finish.

Technical notes
40% Teroldego, 30% Lagrein, 30% Merlot Alcohol 12.5%

Food pairing
Outstanding match for pasta dishes, grilled meats, pork and flavorful cheeses.

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Regional Varietals:
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Regional Wineries:
Santa Margherita
Country: Italy
Region: Trentino-Alto Adige
Sub-Region: Vigneti delle Dolomiti
Grape Varietal: Lagrein,Merlot,Teroldego
Type: Still wine
Reg. $11.99
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