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Rivera Rosť  2004,  D.O.C. Castel del Monte

Colour: clear and light purple rosť.
Nose: medium expressive with minerals, fresh fruit (some cherries, berries), spicy with some herbs, very clean and refreshing, some refinement, good personality, promising freshness, compactness and a strong character.
Taste: dry, very fresh, compact, quite powerful, with loads of minerals, clean cherry fruit, some piquancy, mineral acidity, some yeast, an attractive touch of bitterness, juicy, very refreshing and very clean with excellent balance: all you want with good food and good company.
Finish: medium long, dry, very fresh, with compact minerally impressions, cherry fruit, a slight touch of sweetness, very clean, with great balance.

* If you like a dry, refreshing, very clean, compact, powerful, minerally and (cherry) fruity rosť with elegance, refinement and a good personality that matches all types of light dishes, look no further, this is the wine, it is a bargain too!!

- Drink from now on, will continue to keep in shape until spring 2006, do not keep it, enjoy it.

- Produced by one of the most reliable, well organized and quality oriented producers in this part of Puglia. An intelligent mix of modern technology, good vineyards, high quality grape varieties and most importantly deep knowledge, skill and passion makes Rivera a superb performer and example in Puglia. An impressive range of very good to excellent wines, is produced: from this freshest rosť to the most rich, powerful and impressive red (Puer Apuliae Nero di Troia 2002). This highly interesting rosť is produced from the native Bombino Nero grape.

- lotnr.: LE 72 FB 04

- tasted: 22-05-'05 several times since 04-02 and afterwards: consistent notes.

- estimated retail price ca. 5 euro

- average production: not indicated

- Azienda Vinicola Rivera, Mr. Sebastiano de Corato, SS 98, km 19.800, Contrada Rivera, 70031 Andria (Ba) Italia; Tel. +39-0883 569501; fax.: +39-0883 569575 ; e-mail: info@rivera.it ; web site: www.rivera.it
- export agent: Enoteca Nederland,  Mr. Maarten Bonants, tel.: +31-344613736, fax.: +31-344612550, e-mail: enoteca@planet.nl