From the little known Montecucco Songiovese DOCG in Tuscany, this wine really showed well.  Served to some friends, everyone agreed that this was really very nice.   This wine is aged for two years in French oak barriques, and a minimum of another six months in the bottle.  This is 100% Sangiovese.  I believe the 2015 is the current release.  If served blind, I would have guessed Brunello.  Ruby in color, with just a hint of browning, clear and bright.  The nose has cherries, allspice, and slight forest floor.  Medium to full bodied.  Serious tannins that resolved slightly with air.  On the palate, cherries and black cherries with underlying forest floor.  Plenty of depth and complexity.  A nice backbone of acidity.  A very long finish with some heat.  Revisiting on day, the wine has come together even more.  Plenty of fruit along with a touch of anise.  If opening now, it should be given some air.  Cellaring for a few years will be rewarded.  It should drink well for the next ten to twelve years.  It will work better with food.  Pasta with a tomato based sauce would work quite well.  I believe this will retail for around $35.  

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92
Vintage: 
2015

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