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Review: 2017 Castel Sallegg Bischofsleiten Alto Adige DOC

Not a wine you’re likely to find at your local bistro, this is a wine made from 100% schiava (aka trollinger) grapes, a grape indigenous to the Bischofsleiten sub-region in northern Italy. The nose offers plenty of spicy herbs, mint, and a rich berry profile, while the palate has a distinctly Germanic tone — meatier, with a lightly smoky quality to it. Somehow these two disparate elements work together well — really growing on you over the course of an evening — though for the greatest effect one should pair the wine with a bold meal.

B+ / $17 / castelsallegg.it

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