Ca dei Frati ‘Ronchedone’ 2015 Benaco Bresciano IGT

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Tasting Notes

A big, rich, powerful wine that is not quite what I expected when I first had the opportunity to try it.

 

Marzemino delivers lively acidity and cherry characters; Sangiovese brings bright fruit, sour cherries and medium tannin weight; Cabernet Sauvignon (used sparingly at 20%) adds the bigger body, the darker fruits and berry jam. Altogether this means bright rich fruit and smokiness on the nose, with a luscious palate of ripe red fruits, cranberries, dark cherries, berry jam and a little herbal towards the end. The acid structure is fine, tannin is present but not overwhelming.

 

Enjoy Me With

Bring this to a dinner party for a bit of wow factor, or just keep it to yourself because it's delicious! Dark red meats or game (both feathered or deer) will work exceptionally well. My choice was a venison ragu with parpaddelle pasta, truffles and grana padano. If you aren’t into meat, a wild mushroom risotto would also work really well, especially with the addition of Taleggio cheese.

 

A lovely, full bodied wine that generally works well with any dark meats that have been braised, roasted or simply grilled. If you want a wine with a bit of body and weight that is also refined, you might be in for a pleasant surprise.

 

Go on treat yourself!

 

- Jeremy.

 

Vineyard in Focus

With an impressive history dating back as far as 1782, Ca dei Frati is now being run by 4th generation wine growers. Each of the vineyards grapes are kept seperate to ensure the unique terroir expression is maintained. Refined techniques and a long history allows Ca dei Frati to create rich, full bodied wines with an ability to age for a long time. Generations of wine makers have carefully watched over their vines to ensure they are well understood and cared for. The vineyards are located in the Southwestern shore line of Lake Garda, in the Lombardy region of Northern Italy.