100% Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy.
SRP of $26 and available for as low as $19. 22,000 bottles produced. Imported by Winebow.
From the winery:
"At San Polo, the grapes for this Rosso di Montalcino are obtained from the same noble parcels as those used for the Brunello, but the requirements for aging and maximum yields are less stringent. Therefore, Rosso di Montalcino wine is more immediately accessible in its youth, whereas Brunello di Montalcino benefits from more aging. More like a 'baby' Brunello, the final wine is flavorful and versatile, with all the quality one expects from this distinguished appellation.
Ruby-red in color, this Rosso di Montalcino offers juicy aromas of blackberries, black cherries and a hint of vanilla. This pleasantly fragrant wine is medium bodied, with well balanced tannins and a persistent, aromatic finish.
It is ideal with pasta Bolognese, herb roasted chicken, barbecued ribs or cheeses such as Parmigiano Reggiano.
The 2010 San Polo Rosso di Montalcino begins with very pleasant aromas of dark fruit, dried herbs, violets and a hint of smoked meat. Tasting reveals a smooth, rustic and tasty wine featuring lots of tart black cherry, more succulent dried herb notes, a nice bit of lovely spice and a little licorice and tobacco. It ends dry with good length, lots of sour cherry and hints of tobacco.
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Overall Rating: 7.3
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