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Fattoria San Lorenzo Il Casolare Rosso 2013


Recommendation: A very nice Italian red wine that’s a GREAT value.

Winery/Producer: Fattoria San Lorenzo; Montecarotto, Italy.

Grape Variety: Blend: 50% Sangiovese and 50% Montepulciano.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Marche Rosso, Italy.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $10.80 with a 10% mixed case discount.

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Chicken cacciatore, Caesar style salad with strong garlic and lemon juice flavor.

Tasting:

    He said: Opened one-hour before drinking. Clear, dark garnet with a light rim. Barnyard aromas with just a tad of alcohol. Smooth, (almost sweet) juicy plum and blackberry taste that finishes with mouth-filling, dry, peppery and tart fruit flavors. Good with the dinner, but just OK drinking alone. An unusual wine that sort of grows on you. The initial sweet taste is a turn-off, but it has a GREAT bouquet and finish…and it’s very easy drinking. In the end I’d say it was a very nice Italian red wine that’s a GREAT value.

    She said: Dark ruby red color, almost opaque, and with the most beautiful legs ever; lots of them, thin, even spaced, and eagerly clamoring downward. The label told us that the wine was 50% Sangiovese so we expected a Chianti sort of wine. WRONG! It bears little resemblance to Chianti but so what? It is still a delicious wine. The aroma was fairly strong and led to a well developed barnyard flavor with a fruity backdrop. The body is medium, the finish long and fruity with a bit of pepper at the very end…and the tannins were very pleasant. The smoothness of the wine was a big plus but the accompanied sweetness was not. The wine was very drinkable with the dinner but a Chianti would have been a more complementary section. The aroma, flavor, body, smoothness and tannins that emerged in the finish were all great assets that make the sweetness less of an issue. A true bargin wine!

    Comments:

Alcohol: 12.5%

Bar code: 054247 450304

Imported by: AN IW Selection; New York, New York.