100% Sangiovese from Terre degli Osci, Molise, Italy.
Sample submitted for review. SRP of $12 and available for as low as $8. Imported by Winebow.
From the winery:
"Made from 100% Sangiovese grown in the Ramitello and Martarosa vineyards and hand-harvested in October, this wine is aged in stainless steel and large oak barrels for six months to achieve greater smoothness and softness while preserving the supple fruit-forward characteristics of Sangiovese.
Bright red in color, aromas of violets and red berries complement undertones of leather and anise. On the palate, this wine is dry and mellow with smooth tannins that make for a crowd-pleasing, easy-to-drink red wine.
Pair this wine with hamburgers, Bolognese sauces, lasagna, and even paella valenciana.
The 2011 Di Majo Norante Sangiovese Terre degli Osci IGT begins with pleasant notes of cedar, spice, herbs, red berry and a touch of cranberry. The wine tastes smooth with soft tannins and is somewhat simple but easy to drink. Tart cherry, a little leather, cedar, oak, a touch of spice and good acidity add up to a nice inexpensive option for pizza or rustic pasta dishes. It ends dry with good length. A solid Sangiovese for only $8.
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