Umberto Cesari Liano Wine
Established and constructed by ancient Romans, the Emilia-Romagna region soon grew in size. The fertile lands made landowners prosperous, and the area became equated with culture and wealth. The recognition continues today. The many creative and talented people born and raised in this section of Italy include opera singer Luciano Pavarotti, composer Giuseppe Verdi, director Frederico Fellini and fashion creator Giorgio Armani. The territory also introduced the world to the genius of Enzo Ferrari and Ferruccio Lamborghini and of course the Liano Umberto Cesari!
Creating Liano Wine Umberto Cesari
Determined to produce a high-quality wine in the Emilia-Romagna region, Umberto Cesari chose a combination of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon varietals to create his award-wining Liano red wine. In addition to providing deep, rich coloration, the grapes feature the aroma and flavor of dark cherries and black fruit along with a hint of spice and various secondary notes. The fruit offers a diverse range of tannins accompanied by moderate to high levels of acidity.
Once the grapes are processed, they remain continually submerged in special stainless-steel tanks during the fermentation process. The vintage is then transferred into large French oak vats to age for six months. The wine continues the aging process in smaller oak vats for one year. Finishing and refining the product occurs after bottling when the wine is cold-stored beneath nitrogen blankets.
Though originally ruby red with violet hues the vintage transforms into a dark chestnut. The aroma boasts a full bouquet of ripe fruit, vanilla and spice. Depending on the year of the vintage, there may also be hints of chocolate, roasted coffee and leather.
Liano wine Umberto Cesari presents a full, thick mouth feel. The fine blend of fruit flavors are immediately apparent and include black cherries and black currants with a hint of spice and vanilla. The wine has just the right intensity and features soft tannins. The flavors pleasantly linger onto the soft, extended finish.
Serve Liano slightly chilled to about 60 degrees Fahrenheit (16 degrees Celsius) by refrigerating for approximately 15 to 20 minutes before pouring. When offered with meals, Liano goes well when served with red meats, duck, lamb or game. As an appetizer, the wine is additionally appropriate with Parmigiano-Reggiano or other aged cheeses.
Umberto Cesari became a first generation wine-maker during the late 60s. Today, his children help carry on the tradition of the 120 hectare facility. In addition to creating world-renowned vintages, the Cesari family is also environmentally conscious and employs sustainable practices both in the vineyards and the winery.
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