Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Roccalta Sangiovese 2010

Roccalta Sangiovese 2010($4.99-6.99)

Color: Deep Ruby
Smell: Old oak, cherries, hibiscus, and blackberries 
Taste: Very high tannin's, medium acidity, medium alcohol, and slightly dry.

Food Pairings: Lamb Shanks
                          Cabbage Patch Stew
                          Hearty Red Sauce Pastas/Lasagna
                          Pork Medallions(on the rare side)
                          Morbier Cheese(older aged cheeses)

Summary: Roccalta's 2010 Sangiovese is one of the best deal's you'll find in a red, although sangio doesn't have to be expensive! I often find what I consider 90+ point sangio's for between $6-11. 
This sangio I found to be great drinking by itself with proper aeration. You can use a wide mouth glass or a decanter is you have one for presentation. I would serve this with hearty meal such as pork medallions with a potato/parsnip puree, carrots sauteed in oj/ginger/g marnier/cardamom/salt, and blanched spinach leaves. A half glass would be fabulous with a cheese plate as a starter.

Think of investing in an decanter! They're fabulous to have for aerating wines and for serving to for a romantic evening, for dinner parties, or if you just want to keep it classy! They also make fantastic decorative pieces in your kitchen or on your mantle. There is one for everyone's taste! I own one similar to the crystal on the upper left.

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