Villa Petrognano 'Pomino', Selvapiana, Tuscany, Italy 2012

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Villa Petrognano 'Pomino', Selvapiana, Tuscany, Italy 2012

17.50

"This is an impressive wine. The 2012 Pomino Villa Petrognano is beautiful on all levels." 91+ points, The Wine Advocate
 

Only a fool would attribute character traits to an entire nation, so you won't be surprised to hear that I think this wine is quintessentially Italian. The flavours evoke old chestnuts. Not real old chestnuts, metaphorical ones. Clichés, perhaps, but redolent of classic Italian foods and materials, from leather, tomatoes and prosciutto to truffles, Morello cherries and terracotta. It demands that you slice up a rustic cacciatore sausage and serve up a few black olives to accompany its gorgeous, Tuscan evocations.

Selvapiana rent 6 hectares of vines from the Fattoria di Petrognano and they honour that grower in the name of this wine. It's the real Italian deal, with opulent fruit tempered by savoury tannins and a pleasing hint of maturity coming through on the gentle, elegant finish. 14% alc. Drink now-2020

Press review:

The Wine Advocate: "This is an impressive wine. The 2012 Pomino Villa Petrognano is beautiful on all levels. The consistency is silky and elegant. The aromas focus on fine nuances of forest berry, red currant, pressed violets, mild spice and crushed river stone. All of these tones are linked together with smooth and seamless transitions. The wine is mostly Sangiovese with smaller parts Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon for structure and power." 91+ points

Jancis Robinson: "Mid ruby. Plenty of spice here, tangy red and black fruit. Firm, chewy but lifted by very nice freshness. Straightforward but persistent. Just starting to show some mature, dried-fruit flavours on the finish. Drink now-2019." 16 points
 

NB The wine is actually closed with a cork, not a screwcap, as in the photograph.

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