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2008 Salviano Turlo Red

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Umbria, Italy / $17 Retail


The gently rolling hills of Italy's Umbria region allow grapes to enjoy perfect sunlight exposure. The Salviano estate surrounds Lake Corbara and benefits from the flow of the Tiber River, a moist climate that adds a dimension in addition to the Umbrian earthiness. This wine is 50 percent Sangiovese, 30 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and 20 percent Merlot — making it a Super Tuscan-style blend from a neighboring region. Red and black berries with plum on the palate, earth on the nose and spices on the finish all combine to make for a most pleasant wine. Drink it with stuffed artichokes, veal dishes, rosemary chicken, lasagna and other pasta dishes. Buy it at: Elio's Wine Warehouse and Acquistapace's Covington Supermarket. Drink it at: A Mano, Ristorante del Porto and Caesar's Deli. — Brenda Maitland


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