Deep ruby color; red and black berries, tobacco, spice on the nose; cherry, raspberry, red fruits on the palate.
Dry; no oak—fermented 100% in stainless steel; light-medium body; tart but not bitter, and tartness fades some with air; air also helps soften significant tannins. Blend of groppello, marzemino, barbera, sangiovese. Good acidity, strong fruit flavors thanks to the stainless fermentation. This was made to complement rich red meats and other savory, assertive flavors—that’s where the tannins are appreciated.
CàMaiol is a winery in the Benaco Bresciano IGP region in Lombardia (Lombardy) in Italy. The vineyards stretch from the southern shore of Lake Garda to the Morainic Hills. This Valtènesi zone provides long hot summers, short mild winters, and delicate breezes off the lake that caress the vineyards.
CàMaiol is imported into the US by the Santa Margherita Wine Group. According to their website: “Founded in 1935, Santa Margherita, the flagship brand, has been contributing to the international success of premium quality Italian wine for more than 80 years. This success has deep roots and strong bonds, backed by an approach mapped out by Santa Margherita’s founder, Count Gaetano Marzotto. In 2014, the Marzotto family realized their own American dream of developing and expanding their wine portfolio with the establishment of Santa Margherita USA, their wholly-owned United States import company.”
The website further explains: “We like to think of ourselves as not just a wine group, but also a ‘wine mosaic’ whose tiles are situated in Italy’s finest production zones. After expanding our presence in the Veneto with Torresella in the early 1980’s, we welcomed Alto Adige-based Kettmeir, now approaching its centenary year. Tuscany followed in 1993 with Lamole di Lamole in Chianti Classico. In 2000, we founded Sassoregale in the Maremma region of Tuscany, known for expressive, full-bodied bottlings. The same year, we acquired a vineyard in Sicily and saw the region’s winemaking potential, and established Feudo Zirtari in the province of Agrigento. The last tile in our mosaic brings us back to the Veneto, in the heart of the Conegliano-Valdobbiadene DOCG. Since 2010, thirty acres of hillside vineyards reinforce Santa Margherita’s outpost in the historical homeland of Prosecco, where, as far back as 1952, we played an important role in the region’s inception.”
CàMaiol Giomè Red Wine 2016 is assertive red, rich but not heavy, fresh, well balanced. It is part of the impressive portfolio of the Santa Margherita Wine Group. Pair with grilled red meats, venison and wild game, braised lamb, Italian pasta dishes made with tomatoes, burgers, sliders, meat-lovers pizza. $14-15