Vopte Ugolini Morellino di Scansano 2010

Vopte Ugolini Morellino di Scansano 2010

Note: Vopte Ugolini Morellino di Scansano 2010 was provided to me as a tasting sample. If interested, see Vintrospective policy about wine samples here.

If our wicker basket full of old wine corks is any indication, I adore Sangiovese. One expression of that noble grape which remains memorable since drinking it back in fall is Vopte Ugolini Morellino di Scansano 2010.

vopte-ugolini-morellino-di-scansano-2010-1Within 15 minutes of pulling the cork, the wine opened up with rich scents of black cherry underlined with minerals, and a harmonic perfume of violets, saddle leather, almond and sandlewood.

With its savory palate showing notes of rosemary and grilled meat, the wine was stellar paired with NY strip steak. In the mouth, Pinot-like lightness belies the solid, well-structured frame of this Morellino. Immaculately fresh, the wine finishes with good length, entrusting you at the end to the silky grip of its tannins.

One of the best Morellino di Scansano wines I’ve tasted. Sensational.

90% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot. 20 days maceration, aged in steel and bottle.


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Joel Mack has worked for a celebrated importer / distributor of Italian wines and continues to study the wines and winemaking of Italy. He has advised many restaurants in making their Italian wine list selections and has provided training to restaurant staff. Today, Joel conducts wine classes and leads specialized private and corporate tastings of Italian wines. Joel carried out his higher education at a highly regarded College of Music and continues to extend an artistic point of view to Italian wine, balanced with factual information about wine, its nature and identity. By day, he applies his time to collaborative software technology. Joel can be contacted at joel at vintrospective dot com.

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