After generations of grape growing in and around Bolgheri, less than 6 miles from Italy’s Tuscan Coast, the Pellegrini family launched their own winery in 1996 - Aia Vecchia. And it is in Bolgheri that the “Super Tuscan” wine developed its stronghold. The 2017 Sor Ugo is named after Ugo, the first Pellegrini family member who started to work with grapes a hundred years ago, and Sor is short for Signor. Comprised of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot, it offers mild notes of black cherry, blueberry, boysenberry and blackberry with back notes of pomegranate and plum. It offers richness in texture and viscosity, has medium to firm tannins and balances well with the acidity and the oak. Aged 18 months in French oak with 12 months of bottle rest, this is a delightful wine.
ORIGIN: Bolgheri, Italy
PRICE: $40 (750ML)
PAIR WITH: Braised venison stew, classic spaghetti and meatballs.
SCORE: 92 POINTS