Tuesday, August 25, 2009

2007 Selvagrossa "Muschen" IGT

16$ at K&L. 60% Sangiovese, 30% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc. In contrast to the other wine that I recently had from Selvagrossa, the "Trimpillin," this wine is fermented entirely in stainless steel. It's also cheaper. There is a wicked, huge cherry nose on this wine, just as there was in the "Trimpillin." Perhaps this is the hallmark of the wineries version of Sangiovese. There's also some mint in the background, but mainly, this is about the huge fresh cherry characteristics of the Sangiovese. This wine has a large amount of snappy acidity, and has considerable depth. This is definitely a food wine, and not one to really be drinking on it's own. Drinking this wine on it's own brings to mind semi-unpleasant thoughts. With food it's great, and the cherry in the nose is quite intense. This wine is way more interesting than it's sibling that is more expensive and saw lots of new barriques. B/B+

1 comment:

CabFrancoPhile said...

I definitely have gotten that massively cherry aroma from Santa Ynez/Santa Barbara Sangios. Good to know they are faithful to their roots, at least at the IGT level, though the QPR is not so great when it come to paying $20+ for a purely fruit driven wine with lively acidity.