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Castello di Torre Elephas Rosso

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Lazio, Italy


Light Red

Merlot, Montepulciano, Sangiovese

Cousin to the Elephas Rosso, this is a light and pleasurable organic Montepulciano/ Sangiovese/ Merlot blend from Lazio. It’s food-friendly and versatile; perfect for parties, with canapés, cold meats and pasta.

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Castello di Torre


Intense ruby red colour with slight purple hues. The nose of ripe red fruit and light grassy notes, are perceived as warm mellow notes, the impact is pleasant and soft. The palate is seductive, opens gradually without bombastic explosions. It is a wine with no edges, smooth and balanced, the right pleasantness. In the final the roundness of the fruit is made simple by a slight bitter note.

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Nathan Hill

Lovely bright red fruit aromas with a slight herbal note lead to a smooth and balanced fruity red, very mellow.

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Castello di Torre


There is documentation of the vineyards around Castello di Torre from the sixteenth century when the fund belonged to the Peretti family (Pope Sixtus V). The estate was bought in the 30s by Senator Luigi Albertini, former director and owner of the Corriere della Sera, and a company, specialising in the production of milk was established.

Later Luigi Albertini (grandfather of the owners, Maria and Margherita Carandini) intended to strengthen the wine business by expanding the existing cellar in Castello di Torre in Pietra and planting new vineyards.

The winery is located within the medieval village of Torre in Pietra; it has been obtained by digging into the tuff hill behind the Castle (in the thirties by digging a connecting tunnel between the old caves two prehistoric mammoth tusks were discovered).

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  • Vintage 2015
  • Grape Merlot, Montepulciano, Sangiovese
  • Region Lazio
  • Country Italy
  • Type Red
  • Style Light Red
  • Occasion Apéritif, Drink with food, Drinks well alone, Easy Drinking, Friends Coming, Party
  • Quaffability Quaffable
  • Sweetness Dry
  • Drinkability Drink now
  • Food Match Charcuterie, Cheese - Mature Cheddar, Pasta - Truffle & Porcini Tagliolini, Pie - Quiche Lorraine, Rice - Risotto, Mushroom, Takeaway - Sandwiches
  • Serving Advice 16°-18°C
  • Bottle Size 75cl
  • Abv No
  • Closure Cork
  • Oak Unoaked
  • Tannin Low
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