Synopsis, Our Opinion: This is a STELLAR blend and a wine we look forward to having again and again. It’s like a Sangiovese wine on steroids!!!
Producer/Winery: Andrea & Alessandro Boscu Bianchi Bandinelli; Azienda Agricola Villa de Geggiano; Castelnuovo Berardenga, Italy.
Grape Variety: Sangiovese Blend – 60% Sangiovese, 20% Ciliegiolo and 20% Syrah.
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Toscana, Italy
Price: $23.40 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Roasted tomato soup, ham & cheddar cheese panini.
Opened 45-minutes before drinking. Clear, ruby color with a slightly lighter rim. Spicy cherry, cinnamon, tobacco and old leather aromas. Silky smooth entry, but it had a rustic and spicy mouthfeel, light to medium body and a 150-grit texture. Gobs of expected Sangiovese current and raspberry flavors, but also lots of interesting and yummy blackberry, blueberry, tar, espresso, clove and dark chocolate. Edgy acidity, well integrated tannins that grow exponentially and a very long dark fruit finish. WOW, what a fantastic mouth appeal…the texture snares, the spicy fruit taste charms and the tannins totally captivate you. This is a STELLAR blend and a wine we look forward to having again and again. It’s like a Sangiovese wine on steroids!!!
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Closure: 48mmPlastic cork.
UPC Code: 7 61503 72417 3
Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.