A delightfully good blend of Montepulciano and Sangiovese at a great Costco price, the Il Conte Villa Prandone Marinus Piceno Superiore.
Organoleptic description: Attractive, characteristic, intense ruby color. Clear scents, with intense aromatic hints of red fruit, blackcurrant and raspberry. Light, full-bodied long and velvety tannins.
Preservation: Store in a fresh, dry and dark place. A wine intended to be drunk young, within 15-20 years of the vintage.
Serving temperature: To be served at room temperature (18-19° C.)
Gastronomic suggestions: Wine for roasts, grilled meats, game and mature cheeses
The 2017 Il Conte Villa Prandone Marinus Piceno Superiore begins with a strong, enticing aroma of ripe dark fruit with some raisin and prune notes plus pleasing baking spice, licorice and more.
You know right from the first sip that this is a tasty blend! In fact, it almost tastes like it could have some dried grapes in the mix like Amarone.
Rich and savory, the full-bodied wine features layers and layers of deep dark fruit plus well integrated spice. Fine tannins lead into the dry, very long, grippy and delicious finish of lasting spicy fruit.
This is excellent!
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