2011 Rocca di Montegrossi "Geremia" Toscana
The 2011 Geremia, the estate's Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend, offers tons of energy to balance its dark, inky fruit. Lavender, menthol, melted road tar, sage, crème de cassis and grilled herbs are some of the many signatures. The ripeness and raciness of the year come through in spades, yet there is an element of pulsating intensity in the glass that plays off the more overt elements nicely. This is another superb showing from Rocca di Montegrossi. (AG)
A soft and rich Super Tuscan with lots of juicy and ripe fruit. Very reminiscent of the New World with its fruit-forward character. Full body, velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. A Napa-inspired blend of Merlot and Cabernet sauvignon. Drink or hold.
A powerful red, this remains smooth in texture and focused, delivering plum, black cherry, savory and mineral flavors. The acidity and dusty tannins drive the finish, which echoes the savory elements. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. (BS)
"Geremia" is a Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon blend from Marco Ricasoli-Firidolfi, an organic grower in the Chianti Classico region. From the winery: "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."