full red

Amastuola “Capocanale”, Puglia, Italy

Tasting Notes





Pairing Suggestions

McKees Rocks Red Pizza



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A new take on our old friend Merlot, here grown on a historic Puglian landscape featuring a 15th century mansion, tranquil greenery, and centuries-old olive trees. This is a beautiful Merlot expression that is at once velvetly and lush while also showing great structure
The main tasting elements of acidity
Acids occur naturally in grapes, with acidity in a wine referring to its tartness level. It creates a mouthwatering sensation in the mouth and plays a vital role in providing structure and balance in a wine. Wines without enough acidity are often referred to as "flabby" (water, for example, lacks acidity).
, sweetness
Sweetness in a wine can result from residual sugar (RS) which is the unfermented grape sugars left over in the wine after fermentation has completed, or it can result from the addition of concentrated grape must prior to bottling in the case of sparkling wine production.
, body
Body is a measure of how full and rich a wine tastes -- oily, waxy, viscous, and velvety are terms to describe this. Body is dependent on the grape variety, alcohol level, sweetness, ripeness of fruit, and to some extent how the wine is made.
, alcohol, and tannin
Tannins are naturally occurring polyphenols found in such plants and food items as grapes skins, seeds, wood, dark chocolate and black tea. In the mouth tannins lend a "grippy" drying feeling and are desireable if balanced with the other elements in a wine (acidity, body, sweetness). If you have trouble drinking a very tannic wine, try it with high-protein foods (meat, tempeh/bean dishes) - the tannin proteins will bind to the food proteins to create a softer effect on the palate.
that work together to create balance in a wine.
. Certified organic
Maintaining agricultural systems without the use of feed or fertilizer of plant or animal origin, and without employment of chemically formulated fertilizers, growth stimulants, antibiotics, or pesticides
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Amastuola “Capocanale”


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