Sangiovese Toscana 2016
Deep carmine/ruby red, just a touch diffuse on the rim but still young-looking,
fine ripe and slightly spicy nose dominated by black fruits, cherry and blackberry,
giving an impassion of smoothness to come which is confirmed by an almost velvety texture
on the palate with the Sangiovese grip on the finish. Not much depth but a very good vineyard wine,quite ‘southern” ie not Chianti but showing more grip than from the Maremma, shows a definite “sense of place”.
Syrah Toscana 2016
Deep ruby colour and even a touch of purple on the rim, still very young, rich black fruits, currants and berries and nice spiciness on the nose, overall warmer and riper than the Sangiovese red and quite a different profile, very good fruit on the palate, quite robust but has firmness and the tannins are ripe and acidity completes the picture, again no real depth but everything is in place to show impressively in the years to come as a very good Tuscan Syrah.
Bianco Toscana 2017
Fullish yellow, quite mature for 2017 but clear and fresh looking, ripe summer fruits on the nose, quite rich and slightly phenolic and the richness continues on the palate where the wine is freshened by finely balanced acidity. This is a very interesting example of Roussanne/Marsanne, which are not aromatic nor “lifted” in the Vermentino sense, but more serious on the palate.