Wine of the Week for January 5, 2009

Farnese Sangiovese IGT 2007 - $12.65
Style: R1/R3

Italy: Ortona

In case you don’t know the Sangiovese grape, it makes up at least 85% of chianti, and it’s grown in just about every region in Italy. This lightish example shows subtle aromas of beetroot, cherry, wood, toast, and a hint of wet cement. Quite round and tangy, it has rich raspberry flavour, firm acidity, solid tannins, and a smoky close. Very good body and length for the style. It could be a surprise cellar candidate and at this stage decanting might be warranted. Try with pizza, roast beef, rugged stews, or lamb sausages. (LCBO 31971)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wet cement? That alone convinces me to try this one! I know the Farnese wines generally as table wines, but one that also has the potential for cellaring and for which you recommend decanting is a must try, too.

JollyRogers said...

I've tried this a couple times. Not terribly distinctive, but good value for sure. Ill buy it again next time I only have 8 bucks and want something that isn't FuZion