R’Dotto Royale Italian Blend

Step into the R’dotto Royale and rub shoulders with the nobility, all taking the chance on the turn of a card. It was very high stakes. But, as with all great risks, come even greater rewards…

This gorgeous, rich red is named after Venice’s 18th century gambling house, R’dotto. It’s RedHeads’ biggest gamble to date! Five Italian stars grown by two great growers combine in this seductive, velvety wine that will win you over, hands down.

THE STORY

The R’dotto, Venice’s 18th century gambling house was home to Italy – and Europe’s – elite. There, they could be found, risking it all in a variety of games. It was high stakes, one hell of a gamble, but there were huge rewards for those brazen enough to risk it all. Players would often reassure themselves with the saying “Audentis Fortuna iuvat” … “Fortune favours the bold”.

Of all the options, their favourite choice was Rosso, a game involving two decks of cards. The aim was to create the ultimate Five Card Trick: four red Aces plus a Joker. Almost impossible to form, but, for those bold enough to take the chance, the riches available were incredible.

THE WINE

Named for Venice’s famous 18th century gambling house, this gorgeous, rich red was RedHeads’ biggest gamble yet.

Our young winemakers’ five-card trick? Blending Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Barbera, Montepulciano and Sagrantino – each fruit picked for optimum ripeness before being carefully fermented in open-top barrels. With it’s rich, ripe fruit, bright freshness and chocolatey overtones, it has won a barrel-load of Gold Medals. Fortune favours the bold!

MEDAL TALLY

  • 2016: 2x GOLDS, 91 POINTS from Halliday Wine Companion
  • 2017: 2x GOLDS, 91 POINTS from Wine Enthusiast
  • 2018: 3x GOLDS
  • 2019: 1x GOLD Frankfurt International Trophy

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