2014 Poliziano Lohsa Morellino di Scansano DOCG

“Definitively a food wine for rich meats, cheeses, charcuterie, smoked whatever...”

2014 Poliziano Lohsa Morellino di Scansano DOCG

Morellino is Sangiovese, the local name for that grape in the coastal Maremma region of Tuscany. In this bottling it’s blended with a small amount of Ciliegiolo, a fruity red that adds friendly lift. The wine was aged for eight months in a mix of used French barriques and tonneaux.

The wood aging and youthful tannins encourage a thirty minute decanting, perhaps even as much as an hour, but after this the wine relaxes in a red-stained smile saturated with cherries and cherry bark, tobacco, and tea. Terrific acidity and squeaky tannins make this definitively a food wine, to be served especially with rich cuts of meats, aged cheeses, charcuterie, smoked whatever. Tasty now, and a few years in the bottle will do it additional good.

13% abv | $15 (sample) | Imported by Dalla Terra

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