Sunday, April 7, 2013

La Carraia Sangiovese Umbria IGP 2010

To find a good table wine with degree of satisfaction while pocket is still kept safe can be really difficult. Sangiovese is a type of wine that offers such bright acidity. I am personally a fan of it. Well La Carraia Sangiovese 2010 is what I find rather promising.

Date of Tasting: 20 March 2013
Wine Type: Red
Grape Varieties: 100% Sangiovese
Alcohol: 13.0%
Origin: Umbria, Italy
Appellation: Indicazione Geografica Protetta (IGP)
Expect to Pay: THB300 – 600 (retail price in Thailand)
Chubby Score: 90/100
Value for money: 9/10
Professional Rating: WA - 86/100

Appearance: brightening ruby (O.o)
Aroma: fresh red berries and strawberry, and mocha
Palate: rich texture with sweet spices, full and rich with ripe tannins, fruity in fact, not complex, fresh acidity. dry but smooth character.

La Carraia Sangiovese 2010 is indeed one that compromises in term of drinking joy and price. It is sure an easy drinking one but complexity is a doubt. If Sangiovese is your type of wine and you do not mind to drink delightful but less complex wine at reasonable price,  This can guarantee you a certain satisfaction. Perfect for pasta and pizza. A wine to enjoy now.

Score Explanation
95+ = classic and extraordinary
90+ = outstanding in its class
85+ = recommended wine with some degree of enjoyment
80+ = drinkable occasionally

WA = Wine Advocate
WS = Wine Spectator
JR = Jancis Robinson
DC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
BH = Burghound

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