2013 Tabarrini Montefalco Boccatone Rosso

Year: 2013
Appellation: Umbria
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 90
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 15.0%
Price :
$16.95

Mostly Sangiovese, with the addition of Barbera and Sagrantino

"This red is bright and medium- to full-bodied, with grippy tannins that are well-meshed with an appealing mix of ripe black cherry, tar, blood orange zest and fragrant spice notes. Drink now through 2023. 1,950 cases made.–AN " (WS)

"Deep ruby. Clean, very pure aromas and flavors of red cherry, aromatic herbs and spices. Then more herbal in the mouth, displaying an almost austere quality and very tannic on the medium-long finish. This fruit-challenged wine comes across as a little tough and unyielding. " (VM)

Winery Notes:
This is not Sagrantino’s younger brother; it is a flavorful and age worthy wine in its own right, with great dignity and much potential. The fusion of traditional grapes, Sangiovese and Sagrantino - along with the precious input of Barbera, ensure this wine has the makings of a future Montefalco classic.