Vespa Rosso is uncommonly fruit-forward and structured for a "cold weather" red wine, and yet it retains many of the spicy, earthy notes that characterize Friulian reds. The extra effort made in both the vineyard (sharply reducing yields) and the cellar (small batch fermentation in tonneaux) helps elevate Vespa Rosso beyond the ranks of everyday reds.
Wine Advocate 91 points - The 2010 Vespa Rosso is a blend of Merlot (50%), Refosco, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The wine pours into the glass with a darkly extracted appearance and black aromas of tar, prune and olive. Despite the enormous intensity of this wine, it also achieves a steady level of harmony with plush richness that wraps thickly around the finish. There are no rough edges here. This is a velvety, opulent red with excellent results this vintage. Drink: 2014-2020. (Dec 2013)