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Podere Montale

Podere Montale
2015 Montecucco Sangiovese, Sangiovese, Montecucco Sangiovese DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Pasta

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Podere Montale
2015 Montecucco Sangiovese, Sangiovese, Montecucco Sangiovese DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Pasta

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14%
Garnet black color. Aromas of dried berries, dried leaves, marjoram, and cola with a round, vibrant, dry light-to-medium body and a seamless, appealing, long caramelized mushrooms, cacao nibs, licorice, and vanilla finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. Lovely nuance and palate-pleasing style, this wine will surely elevate the meal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: dried berries, dried leaves, marjoram, and cola
Taste Flavor: caramelized mushrooms, cacao nibs, licorice, and vanilla
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Rabbit Pappardelle, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Lovely nuance and palate-pleasing style, this wine will surely elevate the meal.

The Producer

Podere Montale

The Producer
Seggiano,
Italy
39 -393480811210

Sangiovese

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Sangiovese is Italy's most widely planted grape, found in several regions including Umbria, Abruzzo and Marche, but its spiritual home is Tuscany. Several famous wines made from Sangiovese are produced in Tuscany, including Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino.

A wine made from Sangiovese has appealing red cherry fruit, tart acidity and medium-weight tannins. There are few red wines more pleasant that a young Chianti with its delicious cherry fruit and earthy finish. While s simple Chianti is made for enjoyment from two to five years of age, a wine such as Brunello di Montalcino, 100% Sangiovese, is at the other end of the extreme, as it is a wine that often ages for two decades or more.

Sangiovese is also grown with some success in California as well as Australia. Pair wines made from Sangiovese with lighter red meats, duck, poultry and pastas with marinara or Bolognese sauce.