Sangue di Giuda Paradiso, Verdi
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Sangue di Giuda Paradiso, Verdi - 2021

Item # 45551 750mL
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Tasting Notes

A slightly sweet, slightly frizzante red wine from Oltrepò Pavese. Enjoy this uniquely styled wine with a light chill alongside prosciutto and other cured meats.

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For me this was a "come for the name of the wine, stay for what's in the bottle," situation. "Sangue di Giuda," or "Blood of Judas" is named not just for its ruby red color but also because of local wine lore. There are a few legends but this is my favorite: Judas saves Oltrepò Pavese's endemic-ridden vineyards by offering himself as sacrifice out of guilt from betraying Jesus. At the last minute, the knife is prevented from killing him by a "dark force." The vineyards were saved nonetheless, hoorah! The wine itself is smooth but full bodied with a light mousse. It's barely off-dry, and with only 8.5% alcohol, it's a perfect match for spicy meat dishes like andouille jambalaya, Szechuan food, pizza with red pepper flakes, and more!

- HW

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