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Cerasuolo performance

La Valentina 2011 Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo Rosé (Abruzzi) – Succulent. Red berries, both tame and with the slightly bitter wildness of some trailside plumpness that you know you probably shouldn’t eat, but which you just can’t help popping into your mouth anyway. Balanced, finishing with just a little grace note of spice. (6/12)

‘bru the day

La Valentina 2010 Trebbiano d’Abruzzo (Abruzzi) – One can, on occasion, ask much of certain variants of trebbiano and receive much in return, but in general it’s best to ask not what your trebbiano can do for you. The result is that you won’t be disappointed in wines like this: good, clean, green fruit in a tart, linear, narrow-gauge cylinder. Perfectly decent and undemanding, yet the wine geek in me demands more. (11/11)