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Montemercurio

Messaggero Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Sangiovese 2010

Pure Sangiovese from Montemercurio in Montepulciano. Deep ruby coloured in the glass. Traditional Sangiovese flavours, including cherries, spice, earthiness and a hint of balsamic. Good mouth feel and acidity leaving a robust finish. The best grapes from the south west facing vineyards are hand harvested, spend 18-20 days on the skins, 18 months in large Slovenian oak vats, another 6 months in smaller vats and 12 months in bottle before release. #italianredwine #tuscanwine #sangiovese #montepulciano #montemercurio #messaggero #nobiledimontepulciano #vinorosso #italianwine — a year ago

Tommasi

Poggio al Tufo Alicante 2013

Poggio al Tufo is a relatively new estate in the once swampy Maremma in coastal Tuscany. Tommasi, of Amarone fame planted vineyards here in 1997. The Alicante Bouschet grape is new to Tuscany, although getting more popular. This wine is a deep purple in the glass , delivering pepper, black fruits and smoke to the palate. Tannins are still a little harsh so this will benefit from another year or two in the bottle. Interesting wine from this interesting grape.
#tuscany #tommasi #maremma #alicantebouschet #poggioaltufo #italianwines #vinorosso #lcbowine #lcbovalue #italianredwine #tuscanred
— 2 years ago

Marchesi Mazzei

Fonterutoli Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2013

This Chianti Classico from Mazzei is 90% Sangiovese from 4 different clones and 10% Malvasia Nera and Merlot. This lovely example spent 12 months in small oak barrels, just enough to give it a slight oaky feel in the mouth. Dark cherry, white pepper, lots of acid and a little earthiness deliver the classic Chianti flavours. The wine is well balanced, full bodied and has a pleasing finish. This will easily last another 10 years. The Mazzei family have been making wine at Castello di Fonterutoli in Tuscany since 1435. Impressive!
#mazzei #chianticlassico #tuscany #castellodifonterutoli #serlapo #italianwines #italianredwine #vinorosso #2013vintage #2013chianti #redwine #toscano
— 3 years ago

Valle Reale

Vigneto Sant'Eusanio Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2011

2011 was a good year for Valle Reale in Abruzzo., very similar weather to 2007. The Sant’Eusanio vineyard is a small patch nestled among pine woods. At 497 m it is the highest zone in Valle Reale, this helps with the large diurnal swing. The vines were planted in 2002 in soil that is poor and pebbly This produces a unique “mountain expression” of Montepulciano with high acidity and fresh, slightly lighter fruit than expected. This bottle was opened 2 days ago, still has lots of acidity, cherry, a little spice and herbal notes. This vintage should be good for another 5-7 years and represents a good bargain.
#montepulcianodabruzzo #vallereale #SantEusanio #italianredwine #abruzzowine #vinorosso #italianwines #PizzoloFamily #Popoli
— 2 years ago

Querciavalle

Losi Chianti Classico Riserva Millennium 2010

This Chianti Gran Selezione from Losi is a blend of Sangioves with 5% Canaiolo and 5% Malvasia. Dark cherry, black pepper, a little menthol and tobacco. Nice after an hour in the decanter this will drink another 5-7 years.
#chianti #granselezione #2010vintage #losi #tuscany #italianwines #redwine #vinorosso #italianredwine #sangiovese
— 3 years ago

Castello di Farnetella

Chianti Colli Senesi Sangiovese Blend 2013

Still quite young and a little harsh on the palate. Undertones of cherry, leather and a little barnyard. Still a little tense and tannic, but should benefit from more bottle time. Should start to drink well in 2018.
#chianti #sangiovese #tuscanwine #castellodifarnetella #italianwines #vinorosso #italianredwine #pizzawine #collisenesi
— 3 years ago

Rocca delle Macìe

Riserva di Fizzano Gran Selezione Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend 2013

Single vineyard 2013 Gran Selezione is 95% Sangiovese / 5% Merlot. Dark cherry, spice, a little earthiness and chocolate on the palate. Full bodied, concentrated and smooth. Decanted for 3 hours, which helped to loosen up the firm tannins and give it a nicely balanced finish. Affordable Gran Selezione at $34.
#roccadellemacie #2013riserva #riservadifizzano #singlevineyard #granselezione #chianticlassicoriserva #sangiovese #sangioveseandmerlotblend #tuscanred #vinorosso #italianwines #italianredwine #fizzano #2013vintage #italianred #castellina
— 3 years ago

Rocca di Frassinello

Poggio alla Guardia Maremma Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2010

Entry level “Super Tuscan”. This blend of Cabernet , Merlot and Sangiovese is pleasant to drink with expected flavours of cherry, blackberry, some spice and a little chocolate. Good with pizza or simple pasta with meat sauce. Nice entry level wine but not a cellar keeper.
#toscana #supertuscan #italianwines #vinorosso #maremma #poggioallaguardia #roccadifrassinello
— 2 years ago

Nativ

Rue 333 Taurasi Aglianico 2011

Full disclosure, I am a big Aglianico fan, so I might be a little biased! The 100% Aglianico grapes for this wine are grown on the hills of Taurasi in Campania at 450 meters above sea level. The fertile soils are rich in minerals and volcanic ash and calcium, giving this wine some of its distinctive character. Pre-fermentation maceration at low temperature, maceration on the skins for 20 days and malolactic fermentation in barrique rounds out vinification. The wine is aged for 3 months in steel and 24 months in French barriques. Sampled after 3 hours in a decanter, this wine has character and an elegant boldness. The nose reveals dark cherry, spice and a little pepper. On the palate it is full bodied, with black cherry, tobacco, black pepper, leather and I hate say it, tar. The tannins are well balanced but still show layers of complexity. A lovely elegant wine that should continue to develop over the next 7-10 years. An absolute lovely example of a well made Aglianico from Nativ.
#Nativ #Taurasi #campania #Aglianico #italianredwine #baroloofthesouth #campaniared #southernitaly #volcanicwine #vinorosso #loveaglianico #irpiniawine #marioercolino #Avellino #avellinoredwine
— 2 years ago

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Parusso

Parüss Vino Rosato Barolo Nebbiolo 2012

Not what I would think of as a traditional Barolo in style. Young with a lot of fruit at the beginning, joined by coffee, liquorice, spice and some earthiness. Not much tannic structure leads me to believe this is best consumed young. The 2011 was a much better example of the region and winemaker.
#barolo #nebbioli #piedmont #langhenebbiolo #armandoparusso #2012vintage #baroloblend #monfortedalba #castiglionefalletto #vinorosso #italianwines #italianredwine #piemonte
— 3 years ago