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Ca’ di Rajo “Notti Di Luna Piena” Piave DOC 2011

Ca’ di Rajo “Notti Di Luna Piena” Piave DOC 2011

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Winemaker

Geographical Indication

Style

Still Dry Red Wine

Grape

Vintage

2011

ABV

14%

Traditional wine from Veneto with juicy red fruit flavours and soft tannins

Raboso Piave has its home along the Piave river, 30 km north of Venice. Raboso (rabbioso – angry) is notorious for its powerful tannins and high acidity. That’s why “Notti di Luna Piena” benefitted from long ageing, as its tannins have now become smooth and soft.

To make the wine’s flavour richer and more complex, the winemaker air-dries part of the grapes. This process is known as appassimento and is used across Veneto, to produce such wines as Amarone or Recioto di Soave.

Winemaking

30% of the Raboso grapes in the wine are air-dried in fruttaio for a period of 40 days. As a result, sugars, acids and flavours become more concentrated. After crushing, the grapes are fermented in oak vats for 20-25 days. The long fermentation, carried out at a temperature of 24-26°C, helps to extract colour and tannins from the grape skins. The wine is then aged for 36 months in small French oak barriques. The long ageing is essential to soften the Raboso’s harsh tannins.

Tasting note

In the glass, Notti di Luna Piena has has a deep garnet shade. It offers juicy flavours of red cherry and wild blackberry. The palate reveals notes of cinnamon, dark chocolate and leather. Tannins are mellow, soft and velvety, and are balanced by fresh acidity.

Awards

Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2014 – Gold Medal | Mundus Vini 2015 – Silver Medal

SKU: STR-RAB-IT-DML-2011-01
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4 reviews for Ca’ di Rajo “Notti Di Luna Piena” Piave DOC 2011

  1. 0151Emily

    Find myself comparing every other wine I try to this full bodied champion and it is my favourite by far. If you like a hearty red, you will love this.

  2. TheFrog

    Shared a bottle of this with someone who thinks they are a wine-buff. He loved it.

  3. Sam P

    Lovely smooth, full body and delicious

  4. Dr Jonathan Punt (verified owner)

    With real skill the winemaker has tamed the “rabbioso” features of this challenging grape to produce a great wine with sufficient residual acidity to provide freshness combined with softened tannins. the combination of slightly bitter cherries with spiciness and hint of leather is a real triumph. Buckets of individuality. Well-matched to accompany hearty meat dishes or hard cheeses or blue cheeses.

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