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Wine of the Week – Cantina Roeno Enantio - $29.99

Dwight Casimere | 3/5/2020, noon
Roeno wines are from a very special place in northern Italy. Situated on the border between Veneto and Trentino in ...

Roeno wines are from a very special place in northern Italy. Situated on the border between Veneto and Trentino in a territory called Terradeiforti, the wine is produced in a region that is a crossroads of tradition and culture. Skilled craftsmanship handed down for generations has produced a wine with a unique identity.

Martina Centa is the Marketing Specialist for Roena, representing the Fugatti family, on the current world tour of Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri (three Glasses) award winners, which recently stopped in Chicago.

Family patriarch, Rolando, founded Agricola Roeno in the 1960s with the dream of creating wine with dedication and passion. The name Rolando is Prussian, meaning 'glory of the country.' According to Centa, there is no better word to describe the founder and his mission. Today, his descendants Roberta, Cristina and Guiseppe, together with their mother Giuliana, carry on the project designed by Rolando more than 50 years ago.

All of the wines are harvested by hand. Grape clusters are carefully selected, then gently destemmed and pressed. The must is then fermented in stainless steel tanks at controlled cool temperatures. The wine then undergoes malolactic fermentation in small French oak barrels after a short maturation on the skins to give it color and complexity. The wine then is aged in the barrel for a minimum of 15 months before being allowed to age in the bottle for a minimum of five months on the carefully thermo-conditioned premises.

The result is a bright, thick Ruby red wine with complex flavors of red cherries, baking spices and a hint of soft tobacco and fragrant incense.

A terrific wine with spicy cheeses or game meats, such as duck, pheasant of venison or a traditional Standing Rib Roast or Prime Rib. Savor a bottle with that special cut of Prime Aged Bone-In Rib Eye, Hickory smoked on the grill and you have a meal fit for the Gods.