(From 2012 Vintage) The summer was definitely abnormal, given the high temperatures and the prolonged absence of rainfall. The providential downpour of July 17th, with 25 mm (1 inch) of rain managed, however, to restore water reserves and bring the vegetation back into a state of equilibrium. In addition, the abundant and much-needed rainfall at the beginning of September - about 80 mm (3 inches) - changed the macroclimate substantially, bringing with it the significant differences in day and night-time temperatures that are so indispensable for producing a wide range of aromas and for the retention of acidity, as well as for the phenolic ripening of the grapes. Although there was a decline in average production of 10% - 15%, the heat wave did not scorch the clusters. The harvest, which was interrupted by only two rainy days on 28th and 29th September, ended on October 17th. We expect wines with fine varietal expression, good acid content and structure.
Enticing scents of chocolate, espresso, dark fruit, licorice and new leather emerge from the boisterous Palazzo. The fruit is sumptuous as always. There is enough balance and elegance in the finish to suggest this will drink well for a number of years.
Partially produced in the style of an amarone, combining dried and fresh grapes before fermentation. Distinct and rich dried fruit, raisin and date, balsamic, while also retains a juicy medium bodied finish
not your typical Italian, very fruity, not the best with spaghetti as that competed with the wine flavour
Grapes are dried, pressed and then blended with pressed grapes and aged in oak.
Shared with Tim @ Open Range in Bozeman.
Wonderful spice and smooth
excellent red dinner wine
Liz keyes favorite bottle
- almost 2 years
- almost 2 years
Wine Enthusiast(From 2010 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 11/01/2013
Wine Spectator(From 2008 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/31/2011
Wine Buyer(From 2006 Vintage) Dense and deep ruby red in color, Palazzo della Torre is loaded with luscious aromas of currant, blackberry and licorice.