Posted By Joel on January 6, 2014
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.
Within 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.