La Quadratura del Cerchio 2015
This nectar is a blend of 50% Sangiovese, 25% Montepulciano, and 25% Sagrantino from vineyards located in Toscana, Umbria and Marche. The grapes ferment at controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks using selected yeast. Then the divine juice ages for 18 months in French durmast barriques (50% new, 50% second use). Salute!
The wine has a purple color. The intensity is deep.
The aroma intensity is medium plus. The aromatic palette starts with scent of rose and iris, followed by hints of sour cherry, ripe black cherry and a sprinkling of black pepper. The secondary aromas include vanilla and cloves, while the tertiaries remember the leather and dried cranberry.
In the mouth, the wine is dry with high level of acidity and medium plus tannins. The alcohol is high (i.e. 14,5 %), but well tamed. On the palate, there are marked notes of sour cherry, with hints of charred wood, smoke and toast.
A nice and well-made wine but it doesn’t really appeal me. The aromatic bouquet is boring and quite conventional. It includes ripe sour cherry and black cherry with a lot of spices like vanilla, cloves and black pepper. The notes of charred wood, smoke and toast are not enough to justify another purchase.