Light ruby with a wide, clear rim. Dusty, woody foliage and earthy funk on the nose–probably the most rustic wine I’ve had from this producer. It really smells like old-world Sangio, with sweaty fruit perched precariously atop clean barnyard. Light baking spices and organic strawberry round out the light, pretty bouquet.
In the mouth, a clear testament to well-made, easy Sangiovese: the fruit a stark cherry–the acid a black backbone. Thin and delicate on entry, it soon exudes a chalky rasp borne on grapefruit minerality and briary concentration. Tannin overwhelms the finish, where the berry thins out to a watery plum spritz. So easy to drink; so much going on in its juicy lightness; so sparkling in balance. Spectacular on all points and a quite fun wine to drink.
2018 POGGIO LA NOCE ‘Gigino’ Sangiovese Toscana IGT Italy 13.0