Il Chiosso Fara 2016 / 750 ml.

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WE8787 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 3/1/2020
Aromas of leather, camphor and underbrush follow over to the palate together with notes of salted game and dried cherry. Firm acidity and tight close-grained tannins leave an austere, rather astringent finish.

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Primary Grape: Nebbiolo | All Grapes: 70% Nebbiolo, 15% Vespolina, 15% Uva Rara

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WE87 87 pts. / Wine Enthusiast (3/1/2020)

Aromas of leather, camphor and underbrush follow over to the palate together with notes of salted game and dried cherry. Firm acidity and tight close-grained tannins leave an austere, rather astringent finish.

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Region / Piedmont

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Located in northwestern Italy near the Italian Alps, Piedmont is home to two of Italy's more famous wines: Barolos and Barbarescos. Each of these wines are made with the Nebbiolo grape, which is the premier red grape in the region. Other red grapes of note used in Piedmont include Barbera and Dolcetto. Among white wine grapes used in Piedmont are Moscatos, which are increasing in popularity here in the US. Piedmont's capital city Torino is also home to large productions of Vermouth, also made from Moscato.

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Italy is famous for its powerful, sleek, and elegant reds wines from ancient growing areas with legendary names such as Chianti, Barolo, Barbaresco, Montepulciano. Italian white wines are also gaining popularity: Orvieto, Pinot Grigio, and Sauvignon are excellent examples of Italian white wines.

Wines of Italy are complex and flavorful, much like the culture that is their source and the cuisine that is their match.

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SKU 93970
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Il Chiosso Fara
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Product Location - Location-Appellation Fara
Package Size 750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 13.5%
Wine/Spirit Brand Il Chiosso
Bottles per Case 12
Vintage 2016
Can it Be Shipped Yes
Premier Pick No
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) 70% Nebbiolo, 15% Vespolina, 15% Uva Rara
Primary Grape Nebbiolo
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No

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