No, this isn’t about wine that was drunk in the movie, “Under the Tuscan Sun.” I’m talking about wine from grapes grown under the Tuscan sun. I mentioned previously that I am trying to learn more about the Sangiovese grape. To that end, I’m searching for reasonably-priced selections of wines that are 100% Sangiovese. In order to find those wines, it looks like I’m going to have to search beyond my usual wine-buying haunts. I have found a few, to be sure, but the majority of the Sangiovese options on the shelf are a Chianti blend which doesn’t serve my purpose of learning about Sangiovese alone. Chianti will be another vein of viniferous gold to explore, and I think I’ll be better prepared for that venture by my current endeavors. I hope so, anyway. I found this Pratesi at one of our local boutique wine shops. This was the only varietal Sangiovese they had. (Although they did have a Chianti they indicated was all Sangiovese. I may have to go back for that one.) Of course, there were plenty of other awesome wines. But I am on a quest of sorts. lol
Notes: This Sangiovese varietal wine was dark purple in color. On the nose I found plenty of pepper, raspberry, plum and some spice notes. It was light-bodied with decent acidity, slight tannins, and 13% alcohol. Flavors I encountered in this Tuscan offering were sweet raspberry, oak, a dash of pepper, and green herbs on the finish. I think this is a selection that might be a candidate for that glass of wine at the end of a long day. It’s fairly straightforward, with a light, pleasant flavor profile.