Wine Tasting Video: Sangiovese from Tuscany & Corsica

Terra Nostra Nielluccio Corse Rouge 2011, Corsica, France (£7.25 The Wine Society)
The bruised cherry edge and slightly tart, appley acidity seem more Italian than French, good fresh earthy style, but needs some fat and tomato to fight against. B+

Poggio del Sasso Sangiovese di Toscana 2011, Italy (£6.95 The Wine Society)
It comes with a screwcap, but have to say this lacks freshness. Don’t mind the plumskin and cherry flavours, or the note of rosehip, but there’s an almond-like torpor that lets it down. 0

Vigneti Trebbio Toscana 2010, Italy (~£20 Vinum)
This blend of Sangiovese with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah combines flavours of both Tuscany and Bordeaux. The Tuscan bit is the spicy slightly baked cherry sourness of Sangiovese, while the Bordeaux bit is the leafy/herbal plum, blackcurrant and blackberry. The slightly dry tannins are also Bordeaux-esque, but they do have plush coating of fruit to balance. Good wine, chewy but still supple, although maybe that leafy, chocolatey Cabernet is just a bit too loud. S

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