Winemaker: Gaetano D’Aquino
Wine: Sangiovese di Toscana
Appellation: Toscana, Italy IGT
Price: $4.99 at Trader Joe’s
Notes: Well, now here is another light-bodied red wine to pair with pasta dishes and even light meat dishes. Once it breathed and settled, it had a core of bright cherry and red currant fruit flavors with plenty of veggie notes. The light but definite tannins gave this selection a nice peppery bite at the end which is why I think it can stand up to some meat dishes. Acidity seemed good, and alcohol is at 12.5%. On first pour, however, this one came across as almost vegetal with a very tart cherry accompaniment in the background. If your preference is the fruit flavors in a wine, I’d open it at least a good half hour before serving.
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