Castello di Cacchiano 1998 Rosso Toscana ($8.99)
Clear garnet, with a light scent of spicy cherry compote. Its flavor is ripe and tart, bone-dry but juicy fruit given structure by tangy lemon-squirt acidity. Clean and fresh in a medium finish, with softly astringent tannins showing up as the flavors linger. US Importer: Vin DiVino Inc., Chicago. (Apr 22, 2003)

FOOD MATCH: A natural match with a guinea hen (faraona) roasted Tuscan-style with pancetta, garlic, rosemary and sage.



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