Abrusco is an uncommon old Italian grape variety. It is a dark-skinned variety with a deep ruby color and high tannins, which is why it is popular in blends. It offers typical notes of blackberries, cherries and raspberries, along with herbal and spicy notes. It has a dry flavor profile, medium-body and a lingering finish.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

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Regional Features & Food Pairings

Abrusco is a vigorous grape variety that usually ripens in mid-season, providing optimal growing conditions. Winemakers use a number of techniques to bring out the best characteristics of this grape variety, such as prolonged maceration and aging in oak. Abrusco is a versatile companion for a wide variety of dishes. Its fruity aromas and medium body make it an ideal companion for grilled meats and vegetables, as well as tomato-based pasta dishes.

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Fun Fact about Abrusco
Abrusco is a traditional wild vine.

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Burgess Topography


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Burgess Topography is a highly regarded wine from an esteemed producer in the renowned appellation. The vineyard features a unique topography that contributes to the wine's exceptional quality. The winemaking process is carefully executed, showcasing the expertise and craftsmanship of the producer. The resulting wine is known for its distinct style, characterized by fruity and spicy aromas, and a full-body. Burgess Topography is a standout wine that embodies the essence of its terroir, making it a must-try for wine enthusiasts seeking a truly exceptional experience.
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