June 25, 2018

Morellino di Scansano DOCG: A spicy Italian red wine ideal for winter

A spicy Italian red to warm away the winter doldrums.

This opened up spectacularly an hour after uncorking to reveal a sensitive little wine that quaked in the glass like little orphan Annie’s baby sister.¬†Sitting prettily in the tasting glass it needed decanting to release the full autumnal spices that hid in the dark purple liquid.

Wine label

Composed primarily of Sangiovese this is a young wine that is already showing more than a glimpse of what it will be like in the height of its drinking window. Supple and investigative, like a young Al Pacino this wine caresses your taste buds whilst leaving you with the sense that something great has just happening. Another glass confirms the wine presents beautifully, balanced like a daredevil riding a BMX across a wire over the Niagara Falls. Made in Grosseto in Tuscany, Italy the DOCG is a great discovery and a glass or two is recommended as an antidote to winter’s snowy cruelness.

Wine Verdict: A pleasant surprise.

Casato dei Medici Riccardi

2010

13.5%

 

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