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2006 Barboursville Vineyards Octagon Ninth Edition

Gianni Zonin, who likes to bill himself as “the biggest winegrower in Italy,” has 11 estates—10 in Italy and one in the U.S., in Barboursville, VA, not far from where that great oenophile Thomas Jefferson cultivated vines. Barboursville’s Octagon is blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc created that the winery produced only in the selected vintages. Dark red color in the glass, a nose of chocolate and blonde tobacco with nuances of eucalyptus. In mouth is silky: licorice and dark plum slip on a soft carpet of tannins. Finale is somewhat bitter; a shame that it is a little bit short. Pleasant with grilled meat.
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The Secret of Giuseppe Quintarelli’s Success

Elisabetta “Lizzy” Tosi visits legendary Amarone winery Quintarelli, founded by octogenarian Giuseppe Quintarelli. There, wine is made the same way it has been since Giuseppe’s father moved to this land in 1924. And the Amarone wines are still released only after many years of ageing in the Quintarelli cellars.
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Terrano, Wine and Lifeblood of Carso

There is a red track that runs through the Carso (Karst) region of northeastern Italy and neighboring Slovenia, a red track like a native bloodline. It is a native vine: terrano, also known as “Blood of Carso” for its color. The region is situated on a plain above modern-day Trieste, caressed by winds from sea.
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2007 Rencel Josko Terrano Negra

From grapes left to dry until Easter, this sweet Terrano evokes the richness of aromas and the body of a Porto wine. The colour is dark violet, nearly dark brown, but the nose is fresh, with aromas of dried orchard fruits, nuts, dried figs and a lot of dates. In the mouth, there’s coffee cream, dates, dried figs again. A very tasty wine which can be paired with chocolate, and also with some cold cuts if you like.
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1991 Edi Kante Terranum DOC

Terrano is a wine which can age well. This Terrano made by Edi Kante is a beautiful example with aromas of herbs, but also exotic spices like incense. Its taste recalls jam, berries, cloves; it has a fresh and elegant finish.
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2008 Zidarich Terrano DOC

The colour is ruby red, very dark, with violet tints. It offers beautifully dense, fruity hints of blueberry, blackberry, wild strawberry. In the mouth it’s fruity, fresh and intense, perfect for pairing with the strong cheeses of Carso.