Fassati - Pasiteo Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2015
Fassati - Pasiteo Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2015 (87 TSW)
Midweek vibes. Montepulciano and Pizza!
Fassati is an antique Tuscan winery located in the Chianti area. Founded in 1913 by Marquis Fassati and named in honour of its founder. In 1969 the winery, managed by new owners, purchased various vineyards in the best production areas and started to produce Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.
The vineyards are all numbered and classified, which allows to track and to better understand the vine and its potential. This philosophy is practiced until now in respect of the antique traditions which have marked the territory and Fassati name. The actual ownership counts about 100 hectares of vineyards with a potential that places Fassati among the first five wineries of Montepulciano.
About the wine:
The vinification process ends with malolactic fermentation at a controlled temperature, followed by a long aging period of two years in a huge cellar. A part of wine matures in oak barrels of 20-26 hectoliters and another part in small barriques of different capacity and origin. Then the wine is refined in bottle for about six months.
Decanted fora bout 1 hour.
In the glass deep ruby red color.
On the medium nose aromas of cherries, red berries and raspberries with hints of balsamico, baking-spice and dried flowers.
On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium+ tannins and medium acidity. Flavours of cherry compote, berries and plums with hints of herbs and barrique. Will be better in some years.
Paired good with the pizza and will also match with roasted red and white meat and aged cheeses.