“Orio” Bolgheri DOC 2017 (Podere Il Castellaccio)

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Made on the Tuscan coast around Bolgheri, one of the most trending vineyards of Italy, this Bordeaux-like red blend is a remarkable opportunity to drink smarter. Its fragrant aroma of dark berries, balanced by a long lasting sapid taste, reveals the fruit ripeness of a warm vintage. Body is supple and full with a pretty smooth mouthfeel. Here’s a wine with an elegant style, although more flavorful than graceful.

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Name and appellation: “Orio” Bolgheri DOC
Vintage: 2017

Producer: Podere il Castellaccio
Place of origin: Tuscany (Italy)
Grape variety: Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah

Type: dry red
Style: elegant

Food pairings: steaks and chops, pasta with boar ragù
Aging potential: drink now through 2022
Best value: price range €16 – €18 (0,75 L)

Rosso di Montepulciano DOC 2017 (Poliziano)

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Appellation: Rosso di Montepulciano DOC

Vintage: 2017

Producer: Poliziano

Place of origin: Tuscany (Italy)

Pattern: red Tuscan blend

Varietal: Sangiovese 80% – Merlot 20%

Style: potent (broad & forceful)

Suitability: likable (medium complexity)

Aging potential: drink now through 2022

Flavor: fruity and herbaceous aroma, tasteful with a supple body

Pairing: red grilled or stewed meat (beef, game), pasta with meat sauce, mature sheep cheese (pecorino)

Price: best value in the range of €9 – €12 a bottle of 0,75lt