Tasting Notes with JMAN | 'Radice' and Tuna Crudo

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2016 Paltrinieri, Lambrusco di Sorbara, 'Radice'

This wine comes from the Lambrusco Sorbara DOC. Old school style done with indigenous yeast left to ferment in bottle and sealed with a crown cap. Unlike many that have a deep ruby color this style is a delicate salmon color. Produced from 100% Lambrusco grapes, located in Sorbara, just north of Modena, in the region of Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

-COLOR:  Pale, cranberry red

-NOSE:  Youthful, pronounced aromas of watermelon, guava, citrus, and touch of some savory notes.

-PALATE:  Dry, lip-smacking (high) acidity, flavors of grapefruit skin, ripe red fruits and tangy citrus notes. … unique and tasty.  Drink now!

Cheers,
Josh, The Sommelier

This bright, acidic wine pairs beautifully with the rich, creamy texture of ahi tuna paired with sea beans, avocado, fermented garlic, pickled onion, and a crisp poppyseed almond cracker. I find this dish to be particularly satisfying as the fresh, crunchy combination of ingredients when eaten together truly satisfies the palate. I appreciate the dimensions and textures at work in our Tuna Crudo - come in for a glass of wine and enjoy the dish before we change the menu.