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BARBERA

A ruby-coloured Italian wine that is quite characteristic and quite aromatic in nose and taste. It is juicy, dry slightly tannic, and quite unruly through carbonic acid when young. Drinking temperature for this Italian wine is 57.2- 60.8°F (14- 16°C).

 

BONARDA

This Italian wine is made from at least 85% Bonarda Piemontse grapes. It too is ruby red with a very aromatic bouquet and slightly tannic taste. It is dry medium dry, or sweet and may be still or slightly sparkling. Drinking temperature for this Italian wine is 57.2- 60.8°F (14- 16°C) for the dry examples, otherwise 50-53.6°F (10-12°C) for the sweet ones.

 

Colli di Parma DOC WinesCOLLI DI PARMA DOC

The vineyards here are in the relatively low hills (below 1,312 feet/400 metres) that surround Parma. Although none of the wines from here are truly outstanding they enjoy a fairly well-developed reputation. There are four different types of Italian wine from here.

 

COLLI Dl PARMA ROSSO

This Italian wine is made from at least 60% Barbera grapes supplemented with Bonarda Piemontese and/or Croatina. The colour is ruby and the wine has a pleasing fresh and fruity nose, a diy and harmonious taste that may be accompanied by a little touch of carbonic acid. Drinking temperature for this Italian wine is around 57.2- 60.8°F (14- 16°C).

 

COLLI Dl PARMA SAUVIGNON

This is a very acceptable Sauvignon Blanc that is delicate, refined, and aromatic for a Italian wine. The taste is dry with fresh acidity but harmonious with a slight bitter note and occasionally a slight hint of a sparkle. Drinking temperature for this Italian wine is 46.4- 50.0°F (8-10°C).

 

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