A southern Italian grape shines at Il Capriccio Ristorante e Bar

Mar 14, 2015 1031

by Ellen Bhang

At Waltham's beloved Il Capriccio Ristorante e Bar, wine director Jan Novak curates pours made from grapes that are tried and true, even if their names may not be familiar. The veteran professional loves to recommend a 2012 southern Italian unoaked red that hails from Puglia.

Crafted by Tenute Rubino on a 125-acre estate near the Adriatic Sea, this lovely quaff, named "Oltreme" ($10 a glass, $35 a bottle), is made from native varietal susumaniello, less well known but no less relied upon than its usual blending partner, negroamaro.

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