Babo Sangiovese 2013
The 2013 Sangiovese is a blend of 85% Sangiovese sourced from the northern tip of Chianti Classico (a 15 year old vineyard in San Casciano Val di Pesa planted to the high-quality Brunello clone) and 15% from Maremma, coastal Tuscany. All the Maremma fruit (from a site near Valdonica) was included as whole bunch, bringing a lovely freshness to the aromas and palate, though it's main purpose - according to Justin - is to add some flesh to the more classically structured Chianti Sangiovese. Both batches are fermented separately and then assembled and matured in 500-litre puncheons.
The Wine Front – It's medium bodied, ripe and flush with fruit, has a sweep of well rounded toothsome tannin, clean acid balance, and some savoury new leather and meaty flavours in the aftertaste. Very nicely done.
In a mixed or straight case: $24.69