Progetto Veneto

Red Wines

REFOSCO DAL PEDUNCOLO ROSSO

FROM TERRE MARCIANE


Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso is a classic grape varietal indigenous to northern Italy, with a long and esteemed history tracing back to at least 1390. Our Refosco from Terre Marciane is grown in the Lison di Pramaggiore DOC area of the Veneto Region along the Piave River. This is important because our lower elevation vineyards are located in the fertile plains of the Piave where the soil has an abundant amount of clay deposits. Refosco made from grapes grown here is much more mellow, aromatic, and fruity than wine from grapes grown at higher elevations.


The Refosco grape cluster has a red stem (peduncolo rosso) giving birth to the official DOC name.


Characteristics


Wine has an intense ruby red color with a lower alcohol content of about 12.5%. It exhibits a complex, elegant and fruity “nose” with aromas of black cherry, prunes and maple wood. Our Refosco offers a mouth filling sensation of fruit, balanced with just the right amount of tannin. It has a long and very pleasant finish, or aftertaste, with notes of cherry, currant and a bit of clove. We think this Refosco is a must try.


169.99 per 12 bottle case

SAVE $57 Over Suggested Retail of $227


MERLOT FRIULI GRAVE DOC

FROM SALATIN


This is a classic merlot from the Veneto that is smooth and slightly tannic. The Salatin merlot varietal arrived from Bordeaux around 1880. It grows best in areas where the days and are long, warm and sunny and the nights are chilly. These are precisely the conditions found at the Salatin winery in the Friuli Grave DOC district.


Characteristics

Wine is ruby red with a classic merlot bouquet. It has a smooth dry taste that is mildly tannic, with a lightly herbaceous finish. This is a traditional merlot from Northern Italy.


$169.99 per 12 bottle case

SAVE $45 Over Suggested Retail of $215


RABOSO PIAVE – ETICHETTA NERA

FROM VILLA ALME'


This is our flagship red wine made by Giuseppe Vizzotto the owner of Villa Alme`. Raboso is a classic red wine found in the Veneto,and that originated from one of the rare varietals grown in Northeastern Italy, from before the time of the Roman Empire. Its traditional production area stretches from the Piave River valley to Treviso. Aged in wooded barrels, our Etichetta Nera Raboso acquires a beautiful ruby red color with a broad and full bouquet of wild violets and morello cherry. An exquisite balance.


Characteristics


Etichetta Nera is an outstanding deep ruby red wine that is full flavored, with great body and texture. It has an intense fruity fragrance that is reminiscent of cherry. The wine finishes with a sense of spices and vanilla. This is a classic Raboso that is complex, elegant and structured. A prized red wine from the Veneto.


2008 SILVER MEDAL WINNER Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition


$234.95 per 12 bottle case

SAVE $429 Over Suggested Retail of $599

CABERNET FRANC DOC

FROM TERRE MARCIANE


Cabernet has two varieties: Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc is similar to but lighter than Cabernet Sauvignon and found its way into the Veneto Region from France in the early 1,800’s. It is better adapted to the cooler climate of the Veneto than Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet franc is actually the father to cabernet sauvignon, as cabernet sauvignon is a cross between cabernet franc and sauvignon franc.


Our Cabernet Franc from the Lison Pramaggiore area is classic Veneto, producing a cabernet franc that is richer and more full bodied than grapes grown in other areas of Italy. The very warm days and chilly nights of the Veneto produce grapes with a perfect balance between acidity and sugar levels. The Lison Pramaggiore DOC area offers a long and even growing season that allows the grapes to mature perfectly.


Characteristics


Wine has a deep ruby red color with light purple hues. It exhibits a herbaceous earthy “nose” with hints of raspberry. Our cabernet franc finishes on a warm, fresh and well-rounded note, with a harmonized amount of tannin.


169.99 per 12 bottle case

SAVE $57 Over Suggested Retail of $227