Some notes on this Sangiovese wine
Frescobaldi mention on their website that 2009 was a particuarly good vintage as the early heavy rains and drier late summer were terrific for the grapes.
September’s cool nights and warm, sunny days ensured that this demanding grape variety ripened perfectly and yielded wines of remarkable quality. - Frescobaldi
As my old friend Greg Jonkers used to like saying – I’d rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. So, let me head downstairs and get my Pater.
I like this wine, definitely falls in to my Keepers list. C+. It has a lovely fruity aroma, goes down very well, a bit of tannin (not a lot) to wake you up – which I love. I wouldn’t call it a bold wine but it is very pleasant. It’s fruity but there’s something else – nice but I can’t put my finger on it. Very nice. The more sips I take – the more enjoyable it gets. I might not be bringing this bottle over to friend’s for dinner but when I’m stocking up on wines to keep around the house for every day drinking I wouldn’t hesitate to pick up a few of these. Simply a good buy at its price range. At about $14.00 go and grab a couple. This might be a decent wine to serve to friends that aren’t big wine drinkers. It goes down easy and won’t overpower them. At the same time you won’t waste a great bottle of folks that may not appreciate the subtleties that a fine wine offers.
As you know my take is from the angle of the novice. You can trust my opinions but you do have to take them with a grain of salt. To add a little comparison – here’s how a Pro reviewer sounds. Much more refines and certainly in the know. Here Bill Zacharkiw reviews the same bottle but the 2008 vintage. Bill wrote at The Caveman’s Wine Blog – but it seems the site has dried up. This review came from WineAccess.ca
Frescobaldi 2008 Pater Sangiovese
“Very straightforward, well-made, modern-style sangiovese. Creamy and textured, with lots of bright fruit, sweet cherry, plum and soft, round tannins. Lacking a touch of that leathery sangiovese character, so this is not for the classic Tuscan wine lover, but, for everyone else, a well-made and very drinkable wine.”
And a note on Sangiovese wine from cellar tracker:
Sangiovese – Italy’s claim to fame, the pride of Tuscany. Traditionally made, the wines are full of cherry fruit, earth, and cedar. It produces Chianti (Classico), Rosso di Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montepulciano, Montefalco Rosso, and many others.
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