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Friday, Jun 20, 2014

Conte Estate 2014 Lacrima di Terra Preservative-Free Sparkling Lagrain

This wine, made from the northern Italian variety Lagrain, is an incredibly dense and deep red/purple colour that seems almost to stain the glass.The flavours are predominantly of plums and dark berries, and there’s a brooding earthiness — quite appropriate for a wine whose name translates as “tears of the earth” — to the wine as it rolls down the tongue.This is a fine winter sparkling red that will readily stand toe-to-toe with the heartiest stew. And there are certainly no signs of any oxidation problems.

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