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2016 Marco Felluga Italy (Other Regional Reds) "Russiz Superiore"

Russiz Superiore 2016 Cabernet Franc

Winery: Marco Felluga

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Russiz Superiore"

Wine Category: Italy (Other Regional Reds)

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Collio

State or country: Italy

Price: $29

Cases produced: 2,083

KWG Score: 91 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: August 23, 2019

Wine Review: This midnight purple colored Cabernet Franc from Italy is very good. It opens with a fragrant and complex aroma blend of graphite, new leather, black olive and black cherry. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, nicely balanced, soft and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty black cherry and cedar blend with fine grained graphite blended in. I also detected notes of tart plum and hints of currants and black pepper. The finish is dry and savory with well-managed moderate tannins. This tasty Old-World Cab Franc would be ideal with hearty meals. I would serve it with beef bourguignon. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Russiz Superiore makes this wine from 100% Cabernet Franc, the second most planted red grape variety of Friuli–Venezia Giulia (after Merlot). Proximity to the Alps and the sea, which send cooling afternoon breezes over the vineyards after a warm day of sun, create the ideal situation for producing complex, well-structured wines that are very age worthy.

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