Tenuta Rocca di Montemassi Le Focaie 2013
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Colour: Intense ruby red, with violet shadings. Bouquet: Intense and full, the flavor offers pleasant scents of violets, cherries and wild berries. Flavour: With a good structure but pleasantly fresh and with a soft and persistent finish. Food Matches: A harmonious wine that accompanies preserved meats of the Tuscan tradition, savoury introductory dishes, grilled red meats and moderately aged Pecorino cheese.
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Maremma Toscana|
|Brand||Tenuta Rocca di Montemassi|
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