Synopsis, Our Opinion: A disappointing Italian red.
Producer/Winery: Bacci Wines; Renieri di Montalcino, Italy.
Grape Variety: Blend – Cabernet, Merlot and Sangiovese.
Geographic Appellation: Tuscany, Italy.
Purchased From: Total Wine; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Calzone with filling of ricotta, garlic and spinach; home grown Mesclun with artisan oil & vinegar.
He said: Opened One and a half hours before drinking. Opaque, purple/brown color with a light purple rim. Damp caller and we’ll cooked asparagus aromas. Fairly smooth entry with heavy plum flavors, than a dramatic change to tartness, followed by a sharp bite in the finish. The dinner was GREAT, the wine with the dinner…just OK, the wine after the meal was bitter and sharp. Even at only $12.79 it was disappointing.
She said: Opaque, dark ruby red, lots of the irregularly spaced, thin, quickly moving legs. The first sip put me off because of the poor aroma and taste, but a few minutes into the wine made me change my mind. Suggestion, decant the wine. Ray open the bottle and hour and half ahead, but that was not enough time. After the wine breathed in my glass, it became much better. The sharpness in the initial sip smoothed out a bit and the flavors were dry and better developed. The finish was dry, had flavor and grippy tannins. However, I would recommend looking around for wines in this price range before buying this one.
Alcohol Content: 14%
Closure: Glass stopper
UPC Code: 8 016048 000317
Imported by: Saranty Imports; White Plains, New York.
Photo from Bacci Wines.