InSerrata Indaco Rosato Toscana 2019 Tuscany, Italy
This week's #MerlotThursday is an interesting Rosé from Italy.
Neon orange in color with a peachy hue.
Strong nose of over ripen citrus fruits, apples, spices, light vegetables, cherries and raspberries.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with apples, citrus, raspberries, ripe limes, almonds, bitter herbs, earth and vegetables.
Spicy finish with bitter herbs.
This is an elegant Merlot based Rosé from Tuscany.
Soft and smooth with a nice mouthfeel. Gets earthier once it opens up.
Easy drinking and good by itself or with food. Paired nicely with Brie cheese and fresh berries.
A blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Sangiovese. Organic.
13.5% alcohol by volume.
$28. — 9 days ago
I got 4 of these for a song, and as time has passed, each bottle is better than the last. Obviously I suck at identifying when a young wine could actually improve. This is the last bottle and it’s just relaxed and delicious. Complex nose has humus, mocha, dark cherries macerated in chokecherry brandy, Christmas spice, and gravel. Soft, fluid, and flavorful, with nice acids, it’s got really nice graphite-inflected cherry fruit. Tannins barely present in the soft-textured finish. — a day ago
Opened about an hour before service. The 2016 Terre Nere (Campigli Vallone) Brunello di Montalcino pours a deep garnet with a slightly brownish rim. No signs of sediment. On the nose, this is very expressive and unabashedly Italian with funky red and dark fruits, black tea, dried green herbs, licorice. On the palate, oh yes…the wine is bone dry with medium++ tannin and medium+ acid. The structure is stunning. There’s loads on character on the palate too with ripe and wisened cherries, orange curaçao, dry earth, and dried herbs. The finish is long and immensely satisfying. A killer wine with a long life ahead. Drink now with some patience and through 2036 — 4 days ago
Starting to fall in love with these Montepulciano reserves. This is a great one. Dark penetrating extracts of prune and dark tart cherry that unfold in your mouth like a 500 page book. Subtle, fine grained tannins carry the wine for a 3 minute lingering finish. Montepulciano wines are made from a special Sangiovese selection called Prugnolo gentile, a smaller berry with thinner skin than the larger berries from the Sangiovese grosso selection used in Brunello wines from Montalcino. Destiny flavor, needs a bit of an acquired taste , but once adapted they become addictive. — 4 days ago