La Vierge Newsletter - June 2013

Monday, 3 June, 2013
La Vierge
Believe it or not: we are halfway through the year 2013.
While we cocoon during winter, sitting in front of a cosy fireplace, sipping away on a good red wine; the fruit of our labour is being formed patiently in our cellar ...

One of these wines is the 2012 Satyricon which winemaker Gerhard has blended and cheekily named it the Italian Stallion. We are currently selling the 2010 vintage, which is a blend of 39% Sangiovese, 33% Nebbiolo and 28% Barbera.

This Italian blend carries the gamy tea leaf character of Sangiovese, the red fruit and spice of the Nebbiolo and the bright cherry fruit character of the Barbera. Chunky tannin and a bright acidity go exceptionally well with typical Italian dishes such as pizza, rich tomato based pastas.

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