Morellino di Scansano Riserva 2010 Tempo, Terre Di Talamo
Another outstanding wine from Marco Bacci, this one is a standout Riserva DOC from Maremma. Morellino is the name for the local clone of Sangiovese that grows in this cool enclave of Tuscany. The Terre Di Talamo estate, Bacci's property in Maremma, is 75 acres of vineyards on steep hills, high above the Mediterranean Sea. The cooling breezes and the high altitude let the grapes ripen slowly and evenly. This wine is a blend of 85% Sangiovese, 10% Alicante and 5% Cabernet aged 6 month in French oak barrels and 12 months in the bottle to attain the Riserva designation. The Wine Advocate rates it 91 points saying "The balanced 2010 Morellino di Scansano Tempo Riserva opens to intense fruit flavors with dark cherry, blackberry, black currant, spice, leather and mild chocolate. The soft tannins and bright acidity on display make this the perfect pairing partner to a heaping plate of homemade pasta. The wine is loaded tight with Sangiovese character." At under $16 by the case this wine is an AMAZING value!!