Italian Wine (Vino Italiano)
Raboso by Moletto. From, Piave, Veneto, Italy. DOC (Italian red wine)
Raboso is an ancient, indigenous grape from the Veneto (Italy) region; the varietal dates back to the first century and is referenced by, writer of that time, Pliny the Elder in Naturalis Historia. Although wine making has changed a great deal over the centuries and the popularity of this varietal has varied Raboso remains a very important native regional varietal.
Tasting notes: Dark red in color with aromas of ripe fruit, wild berries, spices, oak and smoke; flavors nicely carry from the nose; Raboso is a surprisingly refined and complex Italian red wine from Veneto with good tannins and a medium finish.
Italian Food (Cibo Italiano)
Grilled Lamb chops with extra virgin olive oil and sage; roast Pork with olive oil, garlic, thyme, and rosemary; noble wild game; or the following regional cheeses from Vento: Piave, Ubriaco (drunken goats milk), Monte Veronese, and Grana Padano. Buy authentic imported Italian cheese only, don’t settle for an impersonation of the best, your good taste is worth it.
Hint: Great gift sampler for the Holidays; an Italian wine gift basket which includes imported cheese, wine, dry cured meats, olives, marinated artichokes, and other Italian gourmet delicacies.