Wine type: red wine - Ballistarius IGT Dolomiti.
Vintage and alcohol content: 2010 - 13°
Region: Trentino Alto Adige, Rovereto, Borghetto all' Adige e Nogaredo - Italy.
Grape/Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot e Lagrein.
Type soil: the soil is poor and rocky, the temperature is ideal in summer (partly due to the micro-climate created by the local wind, the Ora del Garda): vines here still co-exist alongside olive groves.The valley is more open here and the excellent sun exposure allows the grapes to ripen to perfection.
Colour: a garnet-edged, deep ruby.
Aroma: it displays a bouquet that immediately impresses for its self-confident impressions of crisp, fresh greens as well as darker notes of dried plum, redcurrant, and tamarind, rimmed with a subtle but unmistakable vein of spicy black pepper. It concludes with a pleasant hint of oak and black liquorice.
Tasting notes: the palate is superbly structured, with an appealing suite of expressive, well-crafted tannins that predominate over the smooth texture.
Serving suggestions: this full-bodied, favour-rich wine is ideal with first courses of sauced game, meat-filled raviolis of egg pasta, aged cheeses, steak, roasts, and game birds.