Tre Monti Campo di Mezzo Sangiovese 2011
There are many regions that make Sangiovese-based wines besides Tuscany: Emilia-Romagna, Marches, Liguria, Lazio, Abruzzo, Campagnia, and Molise. In the Romagna region of Emilia-Romagna, Sangiovese di Romagna is widely planted east of Bologna. Like its neighboring Tuscan brother, Sangiovese di Romagna has shown itself to spring off a variety of clones that can produce a wide range of quality—from very poor to very fine.
The Tre Monti owners pride themselves on producing terrior-driven, small quantity artisanal wine at a good price. This wine is made from 100% Sangiovese, and is aged in stainless steel barrels for twelve months.
This was the most controversial wines of the tasting. The Tre Monte was the favorite of 4 people, and had an average score of 4.00. However, two tasters rated it “2”, and one rated it “3” – but everyone else rated it 4 to 5. This wine was bright ruby red, with strong aromas and flavors of red cherries, raspberries and leather in the background as well. Smooth tannins and nice acidity lead to a medium finish – and we found it perfect with the pasta dishes that were served during the evening. This wine would be perfect with a pasta dressed with a rich meat sauce – fit for the region from which it came.
Source: Mazzaro’s (St. Petersburg) and was purchased for $15. At this price, it is worth a try.