Tag Archives: Sangiovese

Baracchi Sparkling Rosé of Sangiovese, NV, Tuscany, Italy

16 Jan

DSC03208Sparkling rosé of Sangiovese? Sounds delicious! This rare sparkling displays aromas of cherry, wild berry, and fresh rose petal. The palate is dry, refreshing and harmonious with an elegant finish of black currant and sweet almond. Expect amazing things from this wine at any celebration, both for the quality and the presentation. $55

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Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, 2010, Tuscany, Italy

14 Jan

DSC03199Lush, gorgeous Sangiovese from Brunello’s little sibling down the road, and great bang for  the buck. “This round version is laced with black cherry and raspberry fruit, showing hints of cocoa and spice. Firm tannins lend support, making this well-balanced overall, with a lingering finish of warm chocolate cake. Drink now through 2022. 4,000 cases imported.” 91 pts WS. $32

#58 on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 of 2013

Baracchi “Smeriglio” Sangiovese DOC Cortona 2010

15 Oct

055Complex, round and elegant with ripe strawberry and bing cherry, representing a nexus of Old and New World winemaking styles. Brisk acidity and fine-grained tannins allow for immediate consumption or for aging. Pair with tagliatelle with red sauce and meatballs made with veal and pork. $27

Vino Della Casa Red Blend, 2012, Abruzzo, Italy

13 Aug

DSCN1771-001“Vino della casa” translates from the Italian as “wine of the house,” or “house wine.” You’ll want to make this lively little red number your house pour when you taste how approachable and enjoyable it is. A blend of 60% Sangiovese and 40% Montepulciano from Abruzzo, Italy, it shows ripe red fruit on the nose and palate, with length on the finish. Sure to elevate any pizza night! $10