Trentatre is a beautiful, dry red wine from the Apulia region of Southern Italy on the Adriatic Sea.
The name “Trentatre” means “Thirtythree” in Italian. This represents a wine made up of 3 equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Montepulciano. In other words, 33% each, give or take.
I’ve been buying this wine from Trader Joe’s since the 2007 vintage. No matter what vintage is available on the shelves, it never fails to impress. Year-in and year-out, I’m always able to award it between 90-92 points. The amazing surprise is that this wine only costs $5.99. I can’t think of any other kind of liquid I could buy as cheaply in a 750 ML bottle. I’ve spent hundreds more on bottles of wine that can’t compare to Trentatre. Trust me, I routinely drink the best wines that France, California, Italy, and Walla Walla have to offer.
I’m currently drinking a 2010 vintage with soft tannins and a perfect finish for such a young wine. I love it with pizza and so will you. I want to send out big “Grazie” to the winemakers!