Villa Icona Sangiovese

By | January 16, 2008

We had a Villa Icona Sangiovese 2005 from Laithwaites with dinner, from La Marche rather than Tuscany. It’s a region better known for Verdicchio, but I’d heard good things about the reds recently.
It was a medium purple-red and smelled of sharp bitter cherries. Very dry it had green chunky tannins which felt almost chewy. It had a medium body with medium alcohol.
The fruit led some oaky vanilla and spice, but it didn’t seem to fit together comfortably, just a little under-mixed.
I used up the last of it in some spaghetti sauce. It worked really well adding colour and depth, but I don’t plan on using full £6 bottles of wine purely for cooking. There’s a second bottle taking a rest in the wine rack.
I’ll give it another try in a year or two when it’ll either be better or awful. It’ll be interesting to find out.

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