2011 Bartenura Ovadia Estates Rosso Di Montepulciano

MEVUSHAL"Ovadia ben Abraham of Bertinoro, near Forlì, was a rabbi and a commentator on the Mishnah, and was commonly known as "The Bartenura." Born in the second half of the 15th century in Italy, he was a pupil of Joseph ben Solomon Colon (known as the Maharik), and became rabbi in Bertinoro, a town in the province of Forlì whence he derived his by-name, and in Castello.This winery was named in his honor, in tribute to his Italian heritage, combining his greatness with the storied heritage of Italian winemaking. The wines have been sourced from all over the greatest regions of Italy, in pursuit of bringing the best Italy has to offer. Ruby red with violet shades. Opens with notes of red berry fruits, morello cherry and red currant. Full bodied, with vanilla notes. The grapes are separated from the stalks and then pressed. Fermented at controlled temperature, followed by maceration, 10-12 days in total. The wine is aged briefly in large Slavonian durmast barrels for 2-3 months, then sitting in the bottle for at least 3 months." -Winery [+]