Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Bocelli Toscana Sangiovese 2012

Andrea Bocelli is the most successful classical music artist of all time, selling 70 Million Albums.  However, long before Andrea was famous for his music, the Bocelli family was known for their wine.    Three generations of the family have been making wine on their estate in Tuscany since 1881.  Andrea's brother Alberto and sister-in-law Cinzia now manage the property.

The Bocelli Toscana is 100% Sangiovese  from a vineyard in Morellino, Tuscany.  Only 20% is aged in oak so the wine is essentially an unoaked red wine.  The wine is medium dark in color and medium in body.  The ripe cherry flavors jump from the wine.  Although there is an initial hint of sweetness, the finish is long and dry.  The Alcohol is 13%. 

This is an exceptional lighter red wine that can accompany food or you can drink it before your meal.  We really enjoyed this wine.  My local Costco has it reduced from $12.99 to $9.99.  This sale ends on April 4, so there are only a few days left.

SC Wine Joe rating = 89 points