Tre Monti Campo Di Mezzo Sangiovese Superiore 2017 - Emilia Romagna
Bottle size: 750ml
Italian wine lovers should pay attention here. This is a total bargain! We did the 2016 as our Wine of the Week about a year ago. This is the 2017, and it’s a beautiful followup.
As we explained last year, Emilia Romagna doesn’t in general have the posh marketing or renown of Tuscan Sangiovese, surprising because as a region it is also the home of luxury car companies like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Pagani, De Tomaso and Ducati. The fact that it flies under the radar for wine is a good thing though as you don’t pay the extra marketing tax for apparent perceived quality. Actually entry-level Tuscan reds are a bit like entry level Bordeaux. Lots of smoke and mirrors. Ok, but nothing flash.
Situated in the North-Eastern corner of Italy Emilia Romagna is releasing some amazing value wines that offer in our opinion greater quality for price than regions like Tuscany. A smart buy here, for sure! Pick one up when you’re next in the store. There’s little risk at this price but big rewards!
This is a cracker! Definitely more full-bodied than a Tuscan Sangiovese with gentler acidity and quite dense bold fruit. Has the savouriness and grippy tannin structure though as expected from this Italian variety with beautiful quite lush sweet dark cherry kirsch flavours infused with notes of wild dry herbs, some faint liquorice, a little bitter chocolate and scorched earth. There’s no oak influence either as this is fermented and matured in stainless steel and glass-lined cement meaning the lovely Romagna Sangiovese fruit steals the show, not wood. It’s also organic with minimal sulphur additions.
Totally delicious! And awesome value…
Occasionally, some “life choices” sometimes occur in a non-rational way, perhaps with the belief that they are guided by emotions and feelings when, more or less unconsciously, one obeys to something else. So it was when, in the early 1970s, Thea and Sergio Navacchia set off to this adventure. And so it was when David and Vittorio, at the death of their mother in 1989, decided that making wine would be the work of their lives.
Sergio and Thea, in their own way, were revolutionaries. A revolution that started in the vineyard (among the first to plant with large densities per hectare and to experiment with non-traditional vines) to continue in the cellar
Important collaborations with the best Italian oenology: a young Francesco Spagnolli in the early eighties, then Vittorio Fiore until Donato Lanati, whose teachings were fundamental to Vittorio’s growth as manager of the agronomic and oenological management of the company.
It was therefore natural and physiological that the company emerged in the first regional and then national production scenarios. Before the specialized press and guides (the first “three glasses” dates back to 1997) nationals and also follow the international headlines (Thea 2008 was one of the first Sangiovese di Romagna to be attributed 90/100 by Wine Spectator, Il Thea Passito, even 94/100 by Wine Enthusiast!)
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