Rosso 2016 Bertinga
€ 35,09 (in. BTW)
A blend of Sangiovese and Merlot, the 2016 Bertinga is a thickly extracted red with nice richness, dark fruit and tart cherry. Like some of the other new releases in this portfolio, there is a tart or sour element to the fruit that is very specific to the wines of Bertinga. That element gives an almost cool-climate or high-altitude character to this Tuscan blend. The extra acidity would pair with a local recipe of ricotta-filled and spinach-laced malfatti: a buttery vegetable gnocchi covered with grated Parmesan, to take advantage of this wine's crisp, mid to full-bodied weight.
Winespectator / James Suckling (93)
Extremely well crafted with tannins that are very resolved and polished. The palate is medium-to full-bodied. Dark fruit, salt and crushed-cement undertones. Extremely long and caressing. A blend of half merlot and half sangiovese.