Sunday, July 08, 2012

2008 Fattoria Le Terrazze ROSSO CONERO (Marche, Italy)

Disappointing.  It's got that scorched, bitter-tinged nose and flavor profile that signals some over-extraction by the winemaker.

Dense, saturated dark ruby/mulberry color.  Nose of scorched earth and notes of dark berry fruit struggling to be heard.  Ripe and broad in the mouth, but the bitterness and rough tannin are the primary features.  C.  I readily dropped $15.99 on this, because, for some reason, it's so hard to find Rosso Coneros here these days (and it's a potentially great terroir, with the Montepulciano grape grown on volcanic soil).  But alas, it was not to be.  Got it from Winex in L.A.  Imported by deGrazia Imports.

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