A solid Montepulciano for just $10, the Fattoria Giuseppe Savini Rondineto.
Sample submitted for review. The wine has an SRP of $12 and is available for as low as $10.
The color is ruby red with slight purple hues. Pleasantly scented with hints of red fruit (blackberry, red currant) and violet; the taste is full, soft and harmonious, with velvety tannins and good persistence.
Food pairing: First courses with meat sauces and second courses of meat (grilled pork and sheep). Medium-aged cheeses.
On the nose of the 2018 Fattoria Giuseppe Savini Rondineto you'll find cherry as well as the distinct aroma of bubblegum plus a little licorice and vanilla too.
The wine tastes solid and pleasing although a bit unremarkable. It is loaded with licorice and could use a bit more depth on the fruit but it does improve nicely as it has more time to breathe. Overall, it's solid for the low price.
It ends with a dry, medium-long finish featuring some grippy and chalky tannins.
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