Wine from the Central Region
Did you know lots of premium wines are from Central Italy, making it a paradise for gourmets? Today, we recommend a few famous wine regions in Central Italy and the wines from them you should try.
The star region of Central Italy that is comparable with Bordeaux in France. Sangiovese is the most well-known grape variety produced in the region and its quality is unmatched.
Terralsole Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2007
Soft cherry and tobacco aromas backed by chocolate, cookie dough, caramel, liquorice and even a touch of dusty white pepper. The chewy pulpiness of the fruit is very pleasant, giving the wine extra intensity and smoothness in the mouth.
Volpaia Coltassala Chianti Classico 2016
Castello di Volpaia is one of the oldest estates in Italy and widely recognised as one of Italy’s leaders in organic viticulture, with all its vineyards certified organic by the EU. This wine is well-structured and complex with an elegant note and hints of vanilla, cacao and black fruit.
With lots of hills and slopes, the region is filled with vegetation with a beautiful, serene environment, and is often known as the Green Heart of Italy. Sagrantio, the King of Tannins, is a special grape variety in the region. It is usually harvested in October, and the wines made from these grapes are intensely rich.
Scacciadiavoli Sagrantino Montefalco 2015
Baked plum, coconut, toast and vanilla aromas mingle together in this brawny red. The solid palate shows French oak, roasted coffee beans and stewed prune alongside grainy tannins.
Scacciadiavoli Sagrantino di Montefalco Passito 2016
Intense ruby red with violet shadings, this wine is expansive and persistent with sweet fruits, notes of blackberry, black cherry and a subtle nuttiness. It is velvety, soft with a voluptuous body. The tannins are thick and the acidity is well-balanced, cutting the density and heaviness while giving structure. It has a long finish that is persistently fruity with notes of underbrush, forest fruit and complex, intense spices. Perfect with pastries or chocolate.