Monday, April 09, 2012
2010 DeAngelis ROSSO PICENO (Marche, Italy)
Bright ruby color with a thin sheen of micro bubbles. Fruity nose of tangy plums and strawberry along with a cherry soda component. Cherry and peach juice fruit in the mouth, with no tannin, a soft texture with a faint prickle of CO2, and a fruit-juicy clean finish. More like a soft drink or fruit smoothie than a wine. Not that it's unpleasant, but WTF? C-. Was under $10 at Whole Foods in Clarendon. Imported by Potomac Selections, Landover, MD.
UPDATE: You know what? Now that I've slept on it, I've changed my mind. F. This is a travesty. Is there technically anything wrong with it? No. Does it taste and smell pleasant? Yes. But it is so wrong for a supposed Marchegiano Montepulciano/Sangiovese blend.