Country: Italy Region: Tuscany Vintage: 2016
Category: Sangiovese Color: Red
Producer: Bocelli Family Wines
For more than 150 years, the Bocelli family has made Sangiovese on their small farm in Lajatico, Toscana. As part of a long line of Bocelli’s, Andrea Bocelli–one of the world’s most famous opera singers–along with his brother Alberto, mamma Edi, and sister-in-law Cinzia, remain committed to making terrific wine and keeping productions small. Blind since he was a young boy, Andrea has inspired much of the world with his music, and arguably done more to popularize opera than any other single individual in the last century.
Crucial to the credibility of the estate, these wines really stand on their own merits, with very serious structure, body, and focused fruits that will delight even the most critical Tuscan wine aficionados. Brother Alberto, who is also an architect, has designed a stunning cellar, and remodeled the family home to include a remarkable blend of antique charm with modern touches. Their wine, it could be said, is similar to the music of Andrea and the architecture of Alberto–classic and timeless, created in a modest, modern style.
Tasting Notes: The fruit is deliciously ripe and smoky, with notes of marasca cherry, granite, and rhubarb compote. The finish is long and suitably dry, with admirable acidity that makes the palate taut and pleasing.
Food Suggestion: cheese, game meats, steak and gnocchi with sage and butter sauce are just a few of the dishes listed.