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Bigi Vipra Rossa

2012 A solid wine from Umbria that’s distinguished and rustic. The aromas and flavors of blackberry, leather and spice recall those of authentic Italian country wines. The depth and refinement of flavor are the touch of a master vintner.
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$18.00 / Bottle   $216.00 / Case
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Italian innovation at its best! Merlot wasn’t widely grown outside its home in France until modern times. It’s become an important part of many Italian wines over the past generation. It blends beautifully with Italy’s native grape varieties as you can see in Vipra Rossa, a blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Sangiovese and 10% Montepulciano.

Bigi was founded by Luigi Bigi in 1880 and has grown into the leading winery in Orvieto. The winery and cellars, redesigned and modernized by renowned oenologist Giacomo Tachis, is under the direction of dynamic enologist Francesco Bardi, considered one of Umbria's most innovative and renowned winemakers.

The warm Umbrian sun and the high altitude create perfect growing conditions on the hillside vineyards surrounding the ancient walled city of Orvieto.

The grapes for Vipra Rossa come from the finest, individually selected vineyards. The soil is gravelly and poor, forcing the densely planted vines to struggle, contributing to low yields and concentrated fruit.

Hand-harvesting begins in October and the wine is aged for six months in French oak barriques before it is blended and further aged until the flavors of the different grapes have achieved perfect harmony.