It really is all about the wine. Is the Setta Vigne a wine for the ages? Probably not, and I find that to be such an overworked expression. Now, if you asked if this is a wine so good you should go out and buy a bottle sit down with a good meal–I mean something better than pizza or burgers–then I would say yes, definitely!
The wine Sette Vigne, which is Italian for Seven Vineyards, is a unique red blend of the seven famous grapes of Italy: Corvina, Primitivo, Barbera, Nebbiolo , Montepulciano, Aglianico and Sangiovese, all in equal amounts of about 14% of each grape variety.
The grapes are selected from low-yielding vineyards in the respective areas of production: Corvina from the heart of the Valpolicella Classico region in the province of Verona, northern Italy; Primitivo from the Salento area, in Puglia, southern Italy; Barbera from the province of Pavia, in Lombardy, northern Italy; Nebbiolo from the prized Langhe area of Piedmont, northern Italy; Montepulciano from the province of Pescara, in the Abruzzo region of central Italy; Aglianico from the province of Avellino, in the Campania region of southern Italy; Sangiovese from the province of Florence, in Tuscany, central Italy.
So what do you get with this mix? You get intense ruby red color (it’s beautiful in the glass), with a Griffy-class bouquet; big and bold with lots of fruit and a hint of coffee. If French wines are your favorite, you might want to take a step back, the aroma might put a crease in you slippers! The Sette Vigne is full-bodied, unapologetic for its fruit flavor, contains hints of spiciness and has a nice, long finish. This wine was great all by itself, but put it with a filet mignon or strong cheeses, and fasten your seatbelts for a memorable experience. I’m getting another bottle just to try it with a cigar!
I am surprised as how few places have this wine. I got my bottle at Center Street Wine and Spirits in Wallingford. I’d start looking for your bottle today if I were you.