2015 Rosie, Il Borghetto, Tuscany, Italy
The Azienda Agricola Il Borghetto do things differently in this most well known and established region of Italy.
Led by English winemaker Tim Manning who cut his vinous teeth in vintages in Oregon, there is a determination to show the potential of the region. As a result he is at odds with the Consorzio of Chianti Classico over his methods and approach.
100% destemmed, hand plunged and a natural 35 day fermentation and maceration with local yeasts in open top tanks. Aged for 18 months in old French Barriques.
Vibrant brick red in colour with an incredibly rich nose of ripe cherries and ripe plums with a subtle alcohol touch. On the palate it is full bodied, shows excellent balance between the fruit, alcohol and acidity. There is some wonderful development here adding a layer of spicy, herbal and earthy tones on the palate. This is an exceptional wine for the price.