November 18, 2009

Thanksgiving Wines: 2008 Tormaresca Neprica

So we've already got some great tips from our friend Eryn at The Traveling Vineyard, now there is no better time to start planning our dinner menu and selecting great wines to complement the feast.
Over the course of the next few days, we're going to help you with some of the must-haves for the season. Get ready to pair up with turkey, potatoes, stuffing and amenities that Fall holiday dining has to offer with reds, whites, rose, maybe even some bubbly!

To kick it off, we're heading to the "Boot of Italy," Puglia, where we've snagged a delicious red blend known as NePricCa by Tormaresca. Named for the three grapes that its composed of, 40% Negroamaro, 30% Primitivo and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, this well-structure and pleasingly soft wine is full of flavored layers. It has an intense ruby red color with a touch of dark vItaliciolet on the edges. On the nose you'll smell dark fruits which transcend onto the palette with additional accents of chocolate and licorice. This wine is incredibly food-friendly and can easily be paired with grilled veggies or meaty fishes.

Cost: $12/bottle
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