04 July 2014
Fattoria del Cerro Rosso di Monepulciano
Yet another left-field Italian wine. Fattoria del Cerro’s Rosso is an interesting and quite enjoyable sample of what happens when you get outside of Tuscany or Piedmont.
The wine had the blood red color I’ve come to associate with Italian wines. It had spicy, leathery notes in the nose, was well as tobacco and cloves as it developed.
The flavors were bursting with blackberry and herbs, with a nice backbone of oak. I enjoyed this Rosso a great deal, though it was a bit heavier than the wine I had immediately before it, the Barone de Cles Primo Teroldego. The Rosso really needed food to bring out its best, but it was still good.