A very large-framed, delicious Sangiovese. Color, body, tannins, acids. This is a wine that hits the gym.
Luxurious-looking saturated dark ruby. Rich nose of tangy but ripe black raspberries and black cherries, with sweet-scented smoky-gravelly notes. Mouthfilling dark cherry fruit, quickly molting into loads of chalky, stony minerals. Bone dry, with lots of fine-grained tannin and lots acidity, giving it a lean, muscular, very vigorous mouthfeel. Lots of crushed stones as the finish resolves. A-. Youthful but starting to drink very well now, this wine will improve over the next three years in a cool cellar. Was $18.99 from WTSO.com, which is cheap for a CC Riserva. Imported by Castelli del Gevepesa, Manhasset, NY.