2009 Anselmi Pignolo Superiore

SKU #1078293

The estate's website describes this with the follwing: "a supremely elegant wine with vibrant, lingering aromas with great potential. Redolent of fruit, such as bilberry and blackberry, with toasted and vanilla notes. Dry, warm and full-bodied palate. The tannins come through very softly thanks to the time spent in barriques." However, that's not 100% accurate - a few details appear to have been lost in translation. The wine is supremely elegant, that's for sure. Vibrant, lingering aromas? Absolutely. Great potential? Not sure what that means as the wine is delicous now. Redolent of fruit? Sure. Bilberry? No idea, never had a bilberry. Dry, warm and full bodied? Yeah, more or less. Soft tannins from the oak? I'll concede, but this wine is by no means oaky. What we have here is an EXCELLENT example of an underappreciated grape from the Veneto. Spicy, leafy, berry aromas and flavors that immediately remind me of the best Chinon or Samur-Champigny from the Loire. This is an absolutely lovely wine and an exceptional value from one of the Veneto's best Soave producers. (Chris Miller, K&L Italian Wine Specialist - Hollywood)

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Alcohol Content (%): 12