Sweaty crushed bug goodness on a wet sandpaper bed of thin beauty with incredible drying tannins balancing the must and vegetal against vivacious fruit. How can you possibly love a cheap Italian red any more?!?! An absolute BARGAIN just waiting to happen, and this little thing dishes out funk and fruit in SPADES. I could destroy this wine on a myriad of “clean, fruit-driven wines” levels, but why? It is flat out brilliant on so many other levels. It BEGS for food, delicate sauces and charcuterie and cheese. Get with it!
2014 PODERI DEI COLLI Rosso Piceno Montalto Marche Montepulciano/Sangiovese 65/35 Italy 13.0