Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Fattoria Del Cerro Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2004 DOCG

©photo 2008 by Dave Trieger
This 2004 DOCG from Montepulciano, Tuscany, Italy is made from 80% Prugnolo Gentile (a Sangiovese clone) and a 20% blend of Canaiolo Nero and Mammolo. 80% of the grapes are aged for two years in Slavonian oak and 20% in French oak. On the nose is cherry, oak, rose and vanilla and on the palate black cherries with moderate tannins and a smooth medium finish. In the $20 neighborhood, this is a good vintage to drink now but you can also cellar it for a few years. This winner can be found at The Wine Room.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

OH YEAH! I love this beaut! Isn't the structure awesome on it. I love the balance of fruit and depth. Not allowing it to get too deep as to overwhelm with sangiovese spice but just enough tannin to keep it calm around the edges. It fits the food, cheese, and just chilling catagories.

Thanks for the comment Dave. I feel like Jay-Z. I say I am going away but there is always something on the horizon. Holla!