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Les Cretes Fumin Vigne La Tour 2005

Les Cretes Fumin Vigne La Tour 750ml 2005      
Sku: 1550785*

Tasting notes
Deep ruby and garnet highlights. Ripe summer blackberry and spices on the nose, with a hint of earthy fragrances underneath. Full and velvety on the palate with a finely-grained tannin structure and long finish.

Rating
 Wine Advocate 91 points (Oct 2008)
The 2005 Fumin Vigne La Tour is made from an indigenous variety believed to be related to Syrah. It offers up an exciting array of smoke, wild berries, herbs and earthiness in a somewhat rustic but pleasing style. The tannins remains somewhat rough around the edges, yet the wine’s fruit helps give the wine a measure of balance. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2015.

Other text
The Fumin grape was saved from extinction by Aosta Valley vintners, when, In the ‘80s, they began planting new vineyards with this traditional variety. The grape is characterised by a complex color/flavour profile. Fumin is today considered a key grape in the reintroduction of traditional regional grapes into the winemaking process.

Food pairing
With salami, soups, medium and long aged cheese (for example, "toma”, "fontina”), fondue, red meat, game.

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Regional Varietals:
Chardonnay
Muscat Blanc A Petits Grains
Other Red
Country: Italy
Region: Aosta Valley
Sub-Region: Valle d'Aosta
Grape Varietal: Other Red
Type: Still wine
 
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