A friend discovered this wine near the end of a wine tasting and urged us to try it. Delicious! So we bought a bottle. It’s been in the wine fridge for a couple of months and I decided to crack it open last Friday night. Garlic bread on the table, rigatoni bubbling in a big pot on the stove and rain pouring outside, it was the perfect evening to drink a glass of Italian red. Of course, the true test after you buy a wine from a big tasting is if it’s still up to snuff when you drink it on its own. This one passed with flying colors.
First, a little background. The Bocelli family has been producing wine in Tuscany since the mid 1700s. They use vines that are more than 70 years old. Their Sangiovese contains grapes that are “raisined” to give it extra depth of flavor. The wine is crimson in the glass with ruby near the edges. It’s smoky with flavors of chocolate, herbs and a nice round finish. Drink this wine on a weeknight or a low-key dinner with friends and pair it with any pasta tossed with a tomato-based sauce. For about $15 a bottle, you really get a lot for your money. I’m not typically a fan of Italian wines, but this one stands out for me and it’s something I would repeatedly buy.
Thanks to Deb for finding this one!
Rating: 🍷🍷🍷🍷out of 5
Cheers my dears!