I hope my wine blogging friends didn’t think I’d forgotten my desire and intention to experience and learn more about this venerable wine varietal! Not by a long shot. Oh, there may have been a hiatus, but the break has only whetted my thirst for more. I picked this bottle up at a boutique wine shop not too far down the road.
Appellation: Toscana, Italy IGT
Notes: Scents wafting from this dark garnet glass of wine included violets, berries, and dry earth. It was medium-bodied with good acidity and medium tannins. A dry Sangiovese at 14% alcohol, it brought flavors of red plum, violets, dried green herbs, and a hint of carob to the tongue. In addition, the finish was quite tart. I found it an interesting drink. No doubt it’d be a nice accompaniment for a variety of meat dishes.