Dense garnet with crimson hue. Attractive aromas of cherry and plum with dark chocolate, earth and herbaceous notes. Warm, rich and complex palate layered with black cherry with savory nuances and smooth velvety tannins.
A deep purple potion made in the style of Italy’s legendary Amarone, the 2014 Nugan Estate Alfredo Dried Grape Shiraz not only sports the deep, nearly impenetrable robe and power of traditional Amarone, it trumps many of Italy’s more renowned Amarone in both aroma and depth of flavor. With only a few minutes of aeration, Nugan’s Dried Grape Shiraz offers up an electrifying perfume of blackcurrant, dried cherry, rose petal, and forest woodlands. Even more satisfying is how this wine fills the mouth with layer upon layer of deep juicy liqueur-like flavors that satiate the senses. Thick and rich, but not sweet, the 2014 Nugan Alfredo Dried Grape Shiraz is a profound wine of spectacular fruit, velvety tannins, and a long satisfying finish that just won’t quit. Enjoy this Amarone-style wine cool (60°- 62° F) now and for the rest of the decade. For optimum enjoyment, allow the 2014 Nugan Alfredo Dried Grape Shiraz thirty minutes of aeration before serving.
Like the finest Amarone, the 2014 Nugan Estate Alfredo Dried Grape Shiraz is a wine to accompany a hearty meal or the very wine to end a special meal along with good conversation and a few flavorful crumbles of cheese and cracked nuts. Beef and game provide traditional pairings to serve with wines such as this. Short ribs braised in Amarone or a bit of Nugan’s Dried Grape Shiraz warrant two thumbs up. Wagyu Beef is popular with this wine, but one need not be beholden to beef to enjoy the 2014 Alfredo Dried Grape Shiraz. Mushroom or truffle laced risottos make tasty companions to the Alfredo Dried Grape Shiraz as do hearty pasta dishes. Roast Duck served with a rich fruit and balsamic vinegar sauce made with authentic 18 year old Modena balsamic vinegar provides another tasty, satisfying companion to Nugan’s most exciting wine. Roast turkey or pheasant served with an onion, sage and sausage stuffing offers another fine choice with Nugan’s own Dried Grape Shiraz. Gorgonzola and aged Parmegiano Reggiano make splendid accompaniments, too, especially when served at the end of a meal. Enjoy!