Saturday, July 16, 2011

Spirit of Wine Review & Rating: ***+ $$$ Terre de Trinci Sagrantino di Montefalco, Italy, 2004

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By way of background, opening thoughts: This wine was introduced as part of the Glass of Italy program.  It is 100% Sagrantino as a varietal, an unusual red wine in the States.


Original tasting and review : This is Terre de Trinci Sagrantino di Montefalco, Italy, 2004, finished at 14.% alcohol.

In the glass: Deep, bold burgundy, purple at the edge.

On the nose: Poured cool with a brief decant and swirled vigorously, shows perfumed and boldly floral, purple fruit, with muddled deep red currants.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact sleek, floral and dark, bold blackberry, with full tannins and appropriate acids.  Finish is long and clean.

In summary: Overall, rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, with a plus for its potency and cross-over old world/new world style. 

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