2015 Talosa Rosso di Montepulciano
Ripe cherry and raspberry flavors exude from this rich red, accented by leafy tobacco notes. This is firm too, with a moderately long finish. Drink now through 2019. (BS, Web-2016)
An absolutely delicious blend, 85% Sangiovese and 15% a blend of Merlot and Canaiolo. The Sangiovese and Merlot are from the estate’s young vines; the Canaiolo is from a 35-year-old vineyard. The grapes are fermented first in stainless steel, then transferred to second- and third-passage tonneaux where they are aged for six to nine months. The 2015 vintage is absolutely spectacular all over Italy and the Talosa Rosso di Montepulciano is no exception. The nose is classic, earth, leather and spice, the hallmark aromatics for Montepulciano wines. In 2015 an extra boost of ripe, wild cherry really accents the nose. On the palate the wine shows classic Sangiovese length and has a textural boost that fleshes out on your tongue. The flavors are bold, with cherry, leather and spice. This isn’t a little wine; it has structure to improve over the next five years. Decant it an hour ahead of time and you’ll see the future!