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Maison Anselmet Torrette Supérieur 2017

Maison Anselmet Torrette Supérieur

2017

Torrette Supérieur is one of the Aosta Valley's finest native reds. This is all thanks to the charac...

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Details for Maison Anselmet Torrette Supérieur 2017

Type

Wine Red

Origin

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

13.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2017

Review

Torrette Supérieur is one of the Aosta Valley's finest native reds. This is all thanks to the character of the Petit Rouge, a traditional valley variety that has now become very well known, and the craftsmanship of Giorgio Anselmet, a real reference point for this region's viticulture and an example to follow due to the balanced use he makes of thoroughly modern technology and the oldest traditions.

Along with the Petit Rouge, Maison Anselmet Torrette Supérieur also possesses in its coupage a percentage of the Fumin variety, which brings sinew to the blend, and of Cornalin, another of the region's indigenous varieties, now in the process of recuperation. After its vinification in steel, the wine undergoes ageing in barrel (only 5% of them new).

As an example of the result, this 2014 vintage has received a rating of 91/100 in the Wine Spectator. A wine with garnet glints that reveals on the nose the typical fruity and violet aromas together with other more profound and evolved notes of cinnamon, cloves, incense, liquorice... On the palate, there's an emphasis on spiciness, showing a rich exuberance and perfect balance between the enveloping smoothness resulting from its stay in barrel and the characteristic mineral freshness of the Aosta Valley.

Food pairing

Sirloin steak / Cervo con salsa di ribes / Toma / Cinghiale in salmì / Polenta e salsiccia

Tasting notes

  • ViewRosso rubino / Riflessi granati / Carico
  • Bouquet:Liquirizia / Chiodi di garofano / Cannella / Frutta in confettura / Incenso / Viola appassita
  • Mouth:Fresco / Morbido / Avvolgente / Minerale / Speziato

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC