Before jumping into the next big series, I thought we’d review some odds and ends. Wines that we’ve received as samples, but are unique enough that we don’t get the quantity needed to do a full series. Today, we’re checking out a Sangiovese from Dievole.
Wine production at Dievole dates back to the 12th century in Tuscany. Of course, many things have changed over the years but in 2006 they began undergoing a renewal. A renewal focused on preserving traditions while using modern technologies to ensure quality. They focus on native mother vines, but use modern techniques of vineyard management. Also, in 2006, they brought in agronomist Dr. Valerio Zorzi as a consultant.
If this wine is an example of the results from this renewal, then I want to taste more.
I love, love, love the bouquet from this wine. Aromas of ripe strawberry, roses, vanilla and oak are delightful. And the intensity is just right. The palate is slightly understated, compared to the nose, but it’s still quite good. Raspberry and strawberry flavors, with good acidity and moderate tannins. I’d like a touch more concentration on the palate, but it’s still good. While it’s not overly sweet, the finish leaves me with the flavor of pure cane sugar on the back of my tongue — again, not the level of sweetness you would find in sugar, just the flavor. I like this wine. Now I just need a good pasta to enjoy with it.
Wine: Dievole Dievolino Rosso di Sangiovese
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Disclosure: This wine was received as a sample.