Fattoria Del Cerro 2008 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (DOCG),
$18.69-$21.99, 91 points, is just what the 'doctor' ordered for pizza.
Sharon who walks her dog Harley, this wine is for you! Yes, I recommended that you try Italian Sangiovese, (Chianti) and this is a very good one. Though the label doesn't say Sangiovese, at least 70% of it is. I know that I've told people that Montepulciano is a grape (It is that too), but the "di or DI" on the label tells you that it is from the city of Montepulciano in Tuscany.
The label also tells you that it is a "Nobile", which is a handed-down term referring to the vineyard's history of "Noble" ownership.
To the wine: The color is by now a familiar ruby garnet with a clear outer ring at the rim.
The aroma is a gentle array of sweet spice and red cherry.
A medium body carries food friendly acids (Making for some sensation of mouth-watering) and balanced tannin (That over steeped-tea feel in your mouth).
The flavor is a gentle floral blueberry and red cherry, with a fair finish of fruit and just a hint of spice. There is some sediment and could be decanted or just let stand for a couple of hours and pour gently.
This wine will complement your spaghetti or any meat and red sauce cuisine.
To be fair, I don't have any idea of how others liked this wine, except for my son Ethan who scored this wine 90 points, but let me just say that Fattoria Del Cerro Vino Nobile di Montepulciano suits my "plain-palate" perfectly (Everyone has a different palate).
Sharon, I doubt that this wine will over-whelm your dinner table, but rather complement it, the bottle is elegant, and since I paid only $18.69 for this great wine, I'd say it won't break the bank either.
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