Roganto 2016 Red Blend
Featured in our International Wine of the Month Club
- Special Selection — Gold Medal Wine Club
- Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico
- 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 25% Tempranillo, 11% Cabernet Franc
- 12 months in oak
A blend of 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 25% Tempranillo, and 11% Cabernet Franc, the Roganto 2016 Piccolo Vino Tinto de la Casa was made in honor of Francisco Maria Piccolo, an Italian missionary who was chiefly responsible for introducing vines and olives in the region of Baja California. Father Piccolo worked intensely on the missions of Santa Rosalia de Mulege and San Francisco Javier de Vigge-Biamundo. This wine blends together French and Spanish varietals, which is very typical of wines produced in Baja California - it is very uncommon outside this region however. The 2016 Piccolo offers fruity aromas and flavors, with notes of blackcurrant dominating the palate. Notes of French and American oak (from the barrel aging) and another layer of complexity to the flavors and a soft tannin structure that lingers on the finish.