Smeriglio Sangiovese 2015
It was a beautifull evening yesterday in the Netherlands. We opened this Baracchi - Smeriglio Sangiovese 2015 (89 tsomw points)
In the glass a dark ruby red color.
On the nose aromas of dark red ripe fruit, such as cherries, raspberries and blackberries some violets and hints of vanilla and chocolat.
On the palate pure fruit, intense but fresh, soft tannins full of red ripe fruit and a nice long finish.
Sangiovese was harvested the first week of October. After destemming and light crushing were vinified separately; maceration took place in stainless steel tanks over a period of 22 days, during which time alcoholic fermentation was also completed, at a temperature never exceeding 26 °C. The resulting wine is typical in colour and acidity, very structured but soft on the palate, without any astringency. The wine were then transferred to new French oak barriques (Troncais, Nevers and Alliers medium toasting) where malolactic fermentation was completed by the year's end. The wine were then racked, blended and then returned to the barrels for about 12 months aging, followed by aging for about 6 months in bottles before release.
Brilliant light ruby red colour.
At the nose reveals tipical aromas of violet and cherry. Spicy notes of black pepper and juniper berries. Balsamic hints.
Fresh and warm, with soft and silky tannins sustained by a seductive tanginess. Medium boby and floral finish.
Website winemaker: www.baracchiwinery.com