Recently tasted: Sangiovese di Romagna Superiore Il Sassetto 2007 Villa Bagnolo

Produced from 100% Sangiovese grapes grown at 300 meters a.s.l. in clay, lime, and sandy soils. Villa Bagnolo (province of Forlì-Cesena) was founded in 1997 by businessman Vito Ballarati and currently has 15 hectares planted to vine.

This is a truly well-made Sangiovese di Romagna, aged in stainless-steel and very direct in its aromas and flavors. Intense ruby and violet color, an expressive intense and dense nose, with light animal notes, leather, pepper and a well-defined stony minerality.

In the mouth, the wine is very dry, nervous, with great character, energetic with solid tannic profile. This wine does not overpower in its structure and is refrained in its depth but its balance, harmony, and backbone are impressive nonetheless. Rich in flavor and freshness and with remarkable drinkability.

Franco Ziliani

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