Tested wine: Forte Elerone Rosso della Puglia Indicazione Geografica Tipica, year 2011, price PLN 24.99 per bottle (0,75), purchased in February 06, 2014 in Biedronka, Białystok – Poland. Provinco Italia S.p.A. – Rovereto (TN) Italy (red semi-dry, grape varieties: Aglianico, Uva di Troia, Montepulciano).
Forte Elerone Rosso della Puglia IGT, year 2011, price PLN 24.99 per bottle (0,75). Our test says about this bottle of wine (repeatability on a few bottles: not tested): rating 2* – good, 89 PPFPP. This relatively low assessment is provoked by some dead yeast, not entirely filtered out, causing drinkers’ allergic reactions (manifested even in sneezing).
This bottle of wine, despite its indication: „semi-dry”, resembles rather a xinomavro, or vranac from Montenegro, tannins here are the most important and their taste is of biting pepper. Its colour is intensely dark, the greasy alcohol leaves a transparent thick coat at the walls of the glass, there is a strong fruity nose with some scent of rose oil and of mint, a round and strong body, which gradually takes its entire place in my mouth. From the beginning some delicate acidity, as in cherry juice, then, before the after-taste with an appearing delicate sweetness. I can feel here some chocolate, pepper and some bitter coffee. The after-taste lasts long and absorbs all the following flavours. This bottle of wine is like a girl, difficult to reach, but when having consented, she could remain forever. It’s a pity, this wine is too expensive and makes me sneezing.
The rating according to ” PPFPP „: 0 * – wine defective, not suitable for drinking, we do not recommend it (50-79 PPFPP), 1 * – so-so (80-85 PPFPP), 2 * – good (86-89 PPFPP), 3 * – very good (90-95 PPFPP), 4 * – excellent (96-99 PPFPP), 5 * – outstanding (100 PPFPP).