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A Red That Can Pair with Asparagus

2012 Tenuta Rapitalà Campo Reale Nero d’ Avola

2012 Tenuta Rapitalà Campo Reale Nero d’ Avola © Frederick Wildman and Sons

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Who: Olivier Flosse, wine director of MARC US, owner of A Voce

What: 2012 Tenuta Rapitalà Campo Reale Nero d’ Avola

Why: Olivier says the wine is perfectly balanced—a full-bodied red with smooth tannins and spicy notes of red pepper and cinnamon. It pairs nicely with grilled sardines and salmon, roast chicken and vegetables like asparagus or mushrooms.

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