Wine Blogging Wednesday #42 This month's theme is Italian Reds in Seven Words.
This month's host is Andrew of Spittoon.
The round-up is here.
We chose two Italian reds that aren't from
the most well-regarded areas for rossos.
2001 Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT Now at $110-$125 (I paid $70)
Flaccianello is Az. Agr. Fontodi's top wine, and is a Super Tuscan made from 100% Sangiovese. It spent 16-18 months in barrel. A top star of the vintage. However, the bitter finish of this wine bugs me.
Tenute Loacker makes wines in both Alto Adige and Tuscany, and I've been told they are all biodynamic now.
Their West Coast US importer is Wine Appellations Limited, who tell me the 2002 vintage is the current one. Other importers can be found here (but the other two US ones listed might not be up-to-date).
(Do not confuse Tenute Loacker with the Loacker confection/wafer/chocolate company, located in the same region of Northern Italy.)