2013 Vespa Rosso I.G.T


Created as the red counterpart to its illustrious “colleague” Vespa Bianco, Vespa Rosso was born of a classic Bordeaux blend with a hint of Friulian Refosco.

Vespa Rosso now perfectly represents northern Italian structure and typicity (think: higher acidity), fruitiness, balsamic notes, tannic structure and juiciness. Bastianich age this wine in French oak for 18 months, and an additional 18 months once bottled.

The color is luminous ruby red, brilliant and rich, while the nose shows ripe mulberry and black cherry. A red of uncommon extraction and body, the palate shows sweet, velvety tannins along with perfectly balanced acidity and alcohol.

This balance and elegance renders Vespa Rosso rich, pleasant and incredibly drinkable, even considering the high level of dry extract and concentration. The finish is long, intense and persistent.

A silky, favourite red wine amongst ‘The Vino Shop’ team. Do your tastebuds a favour and get this in your trolley.


  • Aroma of mulberry and black cherry
  • Hints of plum, blackberry and slight leather & pepper on the nose
  • Dryish with long finish
  • Balanced acidity and velvety tannins
  • Full bodied


  • 2020 Punteggio Sommelier Review (90 points)
  • ‘Due Bicchieri’ Gambero Rosso Wine Guide
  • 2017 James Suckling (90 points)
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1 $75.00 $75
6 $71.25 $427.5
12 $67.50 $810


The Finer Details

What does our Somm say?

You’ll find a juicy, velvety red in this Vespa Rosso from Bastianich Estate. This pleasurable drinking  drop has become a ‘Go-To’ red wine for many in our team here at The Vino Shop.


We often enjoy this wine by itself but considering its well balanced acidity and long persistent finish, it is also particularly adapted to pairing with grilled red meat and medium aged cheeses, Vespa Rosso works well also with fish stews and spicy cuisines like an Indian Curry or Spicy beef stir-fry.


For something lighter, this wine works harmoniously with a mushroom risotto or vegetable casserole.


Whichever way you choose to enjoy this fantastic wine from Bastianich Estate, make sure you use a decanter and let the wine breathe for a few hours prior to serving. This will open up the aromas and flavours even more, and the layered, rich notes will be more pleasurable to the drinker.


Optimal Serving Temp: 18-20 Degrees Celsius


Drinking age: Now to 5 years


The Winery

Founded in 1997, the Bastianich winery, then formed solely of the Buttrio vineyards, marked the owner’s return to their origins, and a reappropriation of their territorial identity. An immigrant in the United States as a child, Lidia, and her son Joe, born in the U. S., lived their lives and realized their careers in the United States.


Despite the distance and the difficulties of the global markets, the company has forged ahead, making the very high quality of its wines and their image a valuable calling card and a consistent standard-bearer in the wine world. Many, in fact, are the awards by guides, magazines and sectoral tasters.


Mother and son, famous for their eclectic world-view, are not just restaurateurs, television personalities and authors, but also lovers of wine and good-living in general. Their foresight has also allowed them to continually enlarge the scope of their passions and skills. The results are obvious to anyone familiar with their endeavours.


The Bastianich winery brand is bound to the family name, which has become synonymous with the development and realization of various projects, all of which are renowned for their quality, and their respect for culture and tradition. These endeavours are not only successful in terms of business, but also for the support and growth of their immediate neighbourhoods, their employees, and the promotion of the culture of Italian wine and food.


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  • Merlot 50%
  • Refosco dal Penduncolo Rosso 30%
  • Schioppettino 20%


Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Bottle Size: 750ml


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