Sangue di Giuda

Sangue di Giuda

Sangue di Giuda translates to “Judas’s Blood”.  Apparently, friars thought it had aphrodisiac effects, did not approve, and gave it this serious name. Sangue di Giuda is rarely seen on American shelves but is worth checking out. This little gem from Costarosa comes from the Oltrepo Pavese region of Lombardy (some might recognize this region from our beloved “cat wines”). It is roughly an even mix of Barbera and Croatina. What makes it special is that its made much like Lambrusco in that it’s slightly sparkling and quite sweet. When I was tasting it at an industry event recently, the representative said it is quite popular in northern Italy, not as a dessert wine but as a pre-dinner wine, usually served with salty ham. I was quite taken with it. Low alcohol, easy drinking and an easy buy at $12.99. Find it in the sparkling wine section and take it home with some salame or prosciutto. –Autumn

 

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