Sign, signs, everywhere are signs …. You know that song by the Canadian group, Five Man Electrical Band?
Well … although I purchased this wine because it was identified as 100% Sangiovese by the store, I found that it is actually a Tuscan blend. Guess I should have done the same quick mobile internet check that I did when I bought the Ruffino Aziano. And, indeed, a quick online look tells us that this Rosso is made from 35% Sangiovese, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Syrah, and 10% Ancellotta. But the sign said it was just Sangiovese! D’oh!
Notes: The color of this Tuscan red was a deep ruby. On the nose I found pepper and spice, tangy berries and musty sod. The body was medium and acidity was high. Alcohol came in at 14%, and tannins were medium with an aggressive attack. On the tongue I got flavors of cherry, tea leaf, oak/wood, and lots of pepper.