Pikaja Rossa

Dear Reader,

Diablog is about the good things in life, and here is one more.

Since it is cold, winter, gets dark early, this is the best time for a great red wine, enjoyed at the fireplace.

If you have been following diablog a bit, you know I love Amarone. Amarone has grown in popularity, and the retail prices have gone up steadily. At the same time, the quality has gone down. Sometimes I wonder, how much Amarone is in those bottles offered by popular vineyards for $30+ a piece?

Last year a friend, suffering the same problem, found a treasure. On a trip to Italy he discovered a winery, producing a red wine “Amarone style”. Meaning, it isn’t an Amarone, but the grapes are matured the same way.

This is it, Pikaja Rossa:




And this is the website of the producer:


My friend bought 20 cases. That’s how good this is. And he paid 30% of what a normal Amarone costs at your local retailer.

The wine is heavy, 16.5% alcohol, and absolutely delicious. I love it.


Engine Room

One thought on “Pikaja Rossa

  1. Outside my “usual” price bracket for drinking at home, but intrigued to try it.
    By the way ER, I’m not getting your usual e-mails to say anyone has posted here. Just went on to see if it was live, so missed the last 3.

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