Fusco - La Roncaia - Red Wine
Why we like it:
Its shades of garnet-red charm us, the intensity of its mature, complex nose amazes us, its soft, elegant tannins capture us. Fusco is an excellent wine made in limited quantities from a selection of the best Merlot grapes from higher vineyards on the hills of Nimis. The accurate grape-drying and the careful vinification are followed by the ageing in oak barriques for over 18 months.
Appearance: ruby red with garnet tinges.
Nose: a multi-layered aromatic set, merging typically herbaceous scents and intense perfumes of red berries, in a fine, clean and elegant complexity.
Palate: structurally balanced, warm, smooth, appropriately tannic; La Roncaia Fusco is an engrossing and long-lasting wine.
Either tasty red meat or savoury first courses.
It is thought to have been referred to by the Romans of the area, as far back as 200 BC, as Puccino. The first documented mention of Prosecco come...