It’s not often you see a wine that states it is Unfiltered- you would never tell by looking at this deep ruby blend of Cab Sav, Merlot and Cab Franc. The nose is a bit muted but I get red cherries, cinnamon, pomegranate, black plum, mint and some dried herbs. On the palate it is dry with firm tannins. The wine has more of a dark fruited flavor profile- plums, slightly underripe blackberry, a herbaceous green pepper note and mint. The dried herbs are in there, just overshadowed by the gritty tannins. Medium to full bodied it has a flare of heat that unbalances the wine. It finishes quite astringent after a short period. At 7 years of age I don’t think it is going to evolve much more and needs to be drunk soon. It gets 87 points from me at at $20- 3 stars. Perhaps a rich, red sauced pasta or pizza? Salut….
Donne Fittipaldi Bolgheri 2015, Tuscany, Italy
13 Friday May 2022