2015 LENOTTI ROSSO
$19.95

Producer: Lenotti

Grape: Sangiovese 50%, Merlot 50%

Region: Veneto

Zone: IGT of Rosso del Veneto

Producer Info: 

Stepping into Lenotti’s small tasting room in Bardolino, on the Western shores of Lake Garda, it doesn’t take long to begin to appreciate the hospitality that this family has coursing through their veins. They are also fiercely proud of their district and the wines it produces, mainly the corvina-based reds of Bardolino and Valpolicella. But, never one to rest on the attributes of this little sandy, loamy pocket of Italy, Giancarlo Lenotti saw plenty of potential in the other Northern Italian varieties and even some international grapes with a propensity for solid yields as well as awesome aromatics.

Tasting note:

Cherry skin, licorice and plummy red fruit play light herbs and a touch of green stalkiness. Not complicated, not pretentious, but overendowed with slippery and seductive flavours and utter drinkability. Lashings of red and black fruit on the palate, it has a lightness about it whilst still providing plenty of flesh and a wash of soft tannin

Growing System: Guyot

Soil Composition: sandy loam

Production: 

separately cold fermented then blended in stainless steel, ageing in stainless for 6 months 

Alcohol (%): 12.5%