If a man deliberately abstains from wine to such an extent that he does serious harm to his nature, he will not be free from blame.

—  St Thomas Aquinas
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Due Santi Rosso is a noble Italian red wine produced at the Eugene Constantin Campus of the University of Dallas just outside of Rome.

 

The wine is made from 100% estate grown merlot and cabernet sauvignon. The ancient soils and hillside orientation coupled with the maritime breeze create an extraordinary growing environment for these classic grape varieties.

The 2015 wine is a vibrant ruby color with a fetching aroma of fresh currant dried cherry and a hint of tobacco. On the palate, there is an immediate refreshing quality a silky texture and a persistent finish. This is wine for contemplation and seasoning a fine meal.

2015 is the first vintage offered directly to UD alumni and faculty. A portion of proceeds from the sale of this wine will be used for the benefit of the University of Dallas. 

This is a very limited production, and we expect to be sold out quickly. 

 

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The Due Santi Rosso project began in 2003 when the white wine vineyards on the Rome campus were replanted to the red varieties cabernet sauvignon and merlot. In 2009 the first vintage of Due Santi Rosso was produced. The wine was so exceptional that the idea was born to use the wine to connect faculty and alumni back to the Rome campus.

With the release of the 2015 vintage, Due Santi Rosso is available for purchase in the United States for the first time. This is a wine built for the cellar, and while it drinks well now, it will undoubtedly improve with bottle age. The subtle elegance of this wine demonstrates the nuances of cabernet sauvignon and merlot while not overwhelming the palate with wood and alcohol, as many wines in a similar price range are prone to do.

Many top universities have wine programs in which they buy bulk wine, slap school labels on the bottles and sell them as fundraisers. To our knowledge, we are the only American university to produce an exceptional wine from our own vineyards in the great Castelli Romani Hills outside of Rome.

With only 400 cases available for purchase in the United States, this is truly a rare product, and we anticipate strong demand from UD alumni. Please order now to ensure your allocation.

 
The beautiful hillside vineyard at Due Santi

The beautiful hillside vineyard at Due Santi