Grape Variety: Blend – 50% Sangiovese, 20% Syrah, 20%Merlot and 10% Cabernet.
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Tuscany, Italy.
Price: $14.40 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Baked Acapulco delight (venison, onion, celery, garlic, beans, corn, tomato sauce, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, taco seasoning, cheddar cheese on a corn tortilla base)
Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, purple/ruby color with a light purple rim. STRONG cherry, plum and strawberry fruit aromas with lots of barnyard and wet wood. Smooth, tangy, light to medium body and 200-grit texture. Black cherry, blackberry and light peppery spice flavors. Fresh acidity, soft tannins and a very long tart finish with just enough grip to the tannins to make it interesting. WOW, an atypical Sangiovese blend. Powerful bouquet that stays strong through every pour, good VERY DARK fruit taste, more substance than expected from a light/medium body wine, easy going Sangiovese tannins yet with a dry tart finish that really stands out. At the $14 price point it’s just shy of a very good Sangiovese blend. Unusual Italian blend that was delicious and a GREAT value.
Alcohol Content: 13%
Closure: Natural cork.
UPC Code: 8 58162 00480 6
Imported by: Piedmont Wine Imports; Durham, North Carolina.