Ruffino Alauda 2017
An elegant, full-bodied wine, Alauda is a harmonious sum of its parts. Rich with varietal flavors of plum and cherry from the Merlot and layered with ripe berry flavors from the Cabernet Franc, and unique balsamic and dark chocolate notes from the Colorino. The extended oak aging process integrates the blend while providing tertiary flavors of sweet spice and soft, elegant tannins for a lingering finish. This wine will age gracefully for decades.
Pairs well with savory dishes such as Bistecca Fiorentina, Tortelli with duck sauce, Risotto with sausage and lamb shoulder as well as rich aged or peppered cheeses.