Saturday, July 27, 2013

Villa Lucia 2008 Rosso Di Montalcino

Villa Lucia 2008 Rosso Di Montalcino, $22.95, 87 points, begins as an overwhelming orange/brown, but does trend ruby in color with a clear rim.
Brett on the nose (That's my guess not having done a lab test!), but the "barnyard" smell quickly subsides; however early-on, this "Brett" is briefly carried onto the palate.
Having a medium body with good acidity and pleasantly noticeable tannin begins the rebound from what seemed to be a big disappointment.
Strawberry, red cherry, and black-tea flavor notes continues to reverse my initial disappointment.
A fair and fine white and black pepper finish completes the recovery!
Bought at Angela's Pasta, 815 Chestnut Street, Manchester.


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  1. Did you try this wine over two nights?

    1. Yes! Stayed about the same every time I poured it for about 14 hours, then I began to notice sour notes develop.
      Doctor V, what's your prognosis?

  2. Don't YOU think it could be a bad bottle, or a bad winery? There's a lot of wine out there, some of it good, some of it bad...profound eh?

    1. Vinogirl, if it's Brett, then it's the winery-right? Another thought is: generally speaking Rosso Di Montalcino is 1 year aging before release, that would mean this one has probably been released for about 4 years, and could just be tired, though I wouldn't say that. This a time when I'd love to "sit at your feet" and taste a wine with an "expert":-)
      Oh, it's difficult to be profound when you're exhausted!