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Savoia 2016

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SKU: 16 Savoia

Savoia is a purely Palmina wine first released in 2002. Steve Clifton felt that these three varietals— Nebbiolo, Barbera and Syrah — would interact deliciously together and was confident enough in the blend that he has never changed the percentages. Since the parts of the blend never change, the flavor profile of the wine is vintage driven (as opposed to a stylistic blend that changes year to year) and represents that year's climate conditions in Santa Barbara County.

The iconic symbol on the label is a blend of the Palmina logo and the symbol of the house of Savoy. In the 1400’s, the House of Savoy reigned over both the Piemonte region of Italy and France’s Rhône valley. A blending of cultures indeed. Inspired by the story and the wines, Steve blended Nebbiolo, Barbera and Syrah to create Savoia. Nontraditional perhaps, but given this history of the name, conceivably the noble Nebbiolo and French Syrah had met before during that long and peaceful dynasty of yore.


Tasting Notes
Fresh red currants and dark cherries on the nose with notes of bright Bing cherries, black cherries, blackberries and rose petals with a mild milk chocolate finish. The young Nebbiolo provides bright, young fruit to the texture and aroma; the Syrah adds weight and mouthfeel in the mid-palate with darker berries. The Barbera helps loosen the tannins and lengthen the finish.


Food Pairing Notes
The 2016 Savoia pairs well with braised meats such as our braised pork stew served over polenta. Serve with your favorite dishes and other hearty dishes.

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