2010 Rocca di Montegrossi "Geremia" Toscana
HOT BUY: Dark, concentrated and tannic, this red is extracted, with a core of sweet fruit and pure black cherry and lackberry flavors that linger on the tough finish. Salty aftertaste. For fans of the style. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2017 through 2030. From Italy.-B.S.
From Rocca di Montegrossi: "Following Marco Ricasoli's desires, GEREMIA expresses the terroir of Monti in Chianti with the Bordeaux varietals, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon (65 and 35%, respectively). It ages exclusively in medium-toast barriques from Allier for about 24 months, after which it is bottled without filtration and bottle aged for another 18 months. It is a powerful, intense wine that also displays elegance and balance, and expresses the character of the terroir. Intense ruby, with violet nail, and with complex aromas that bring to mind sour cherries, currants and other wild berry fruit, mingled with licorice and vanilla." A wine of great structure and complexity, which is soft and velvety thanks to its richness and the perfect ripeness of the tannins. Annual production is about 12,000 bottles."