Monday, October 13, 2008

Banfi CollePino Sangiovese & Merlot 2005 IGT

From Montalcino comes this Tuscan red, a blend of Sangiovese & Merlot and nice every day red wine. At $8 a bottle Banfi succeeds in producing a full-bodied inexpensive red with the character of some of it's older brothers from the region. Ruby red colors with earthy aromas, deep red fruits and a tiny hint of oak from the 2 month of aging in French oak barrels. This went very well with a simple pasta marinara with grated ricotta & pecorino cheese.

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