Bastianich Vespa Rosso Bastianich
The Vespa Rosso is the DOC wine which better represents the winery because very careful to the local tradition. This red wine can perfectly balance power and refinement thanks to its special blend of local and international grapes used for its production. The rich taste makes it suitable for the distribution and it is also suitable for aging. The blend consists of 50% Merlot grapes, 30% of the prestigious and selected Refosco grapes, with an additional 15% of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and finally a 5% Cabernet Franc grapes. All varieties are firstly used separately in tanks of 55 liters each. The pressing is made by hand to assure delicacy in the extraction. For this reason it is used a vertical press which extracts soft tannins and reduce the friction between the peels. After a separate aging period of 18 months in Allier barrels, the varieties are mixed and they age for a further year before being distributed.
Characteristics of the Vespa Rosso wine
The first aroma of this fantastic wine is fruity and structured despite of its characteristic of being a “cold weather wine”. It has also its spicy hints which are typical of the red wine from Friuli. It is produced in the Friuli hills in the core of the DOC area at Cividale where the soil has calcareous marl which exalt the mineral taste.
Suggested pairings with the Vespa Rosso Bastianich
The Vespa Rosso wine is ideal for roasted meats and in general with pork. It is very good with structured and tasty courses of the local tradition rich of spicy meat. It has to be served at 18°C in Grand Ballon wine glasses. It needs a short settling time.