Fattoria del Cerro Manero 2014
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Manero has very concentrated and deep ruby color. Intense aromas with touches of wild berries, hints of spices and vanilla undertones. Dense, with rounded decisive flavor and excellent persistence.
Pairs well with roasted red meats and stews and aged cheeses.
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com - "The 2014 Fattoria del Cerro Manero—a Rosso di Toscana blend of Sangiovese and Merlot—is one of the world's greatest red wine values. The wine's bright red fruits, wild sage-like herbs and crisp acidity make it a great wine for food lovers. Drinks superbly now. (Tasted: August 11, 2016, San Francisco, CA)"
James Suckling - "Lots of nice fresh fruit with strawberry and lemon aromas and flavors. Medium to light body. Clean finish. Drink now."
Fattoria del Cerro Winery
Fattoria del Cerro is not only Montepulciano's largest private estate, it is also the one with the finest and most complete line of wines, fruit of years of work on the part of its directors, first Guido Guardigli and now Guido Sodano, and most of all to the inspired winemaking of Lorenzo Landi, who first revealed his formidable talent with their wines. View all Fattoria del Cerro Wines
About TuscanyView a map of Tuscany wineries (TUSS-can-ee) Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this varietal, but a growing trend, started by the renegade winemakers of those Super Tuscans, is to incorporate more international varietals.
Notable FactsThe most well known sub-districts of Tuscany are Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (note that Montepulciano here refers to the local village, not the grape variety found in the Italian region of Abruzzi). Wine labeled from these regions is DOC-regulated and Sangiovese-based blends. Quality wine from these DOC areas has been on the rise for decades, with top-notch winemakers and wineries shedding the low-quality image once held for Tuscan wine by producing consistently outstanding bottlings that range from deliciously drinkable to highly ageable. Newer to the scene are regions like Bohlgeri and the Maremma, home to of what are now termed "Super-Tuscans," named for the wine coming from the Tuscany area, but not following all of the DOC or DOCG laws required in Italy. In the 1970's, some pioneer winemakers began buying land outside of Chianti and Montalcino, and planting not only Sangiovese, but also international varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The wine they produced only fit into the lowest Italian category of "vina da tavola," but the winemakers sold the wine for high prices, creating an almost cult following, and spurning a new wine category called IGT.
A little ditty about Italy...This country has about as many wines as its had governments. With 20 different regions, hundreds of DOCs and even more indigenous varieties, the amount of wine made in Italy is mind-boggling. Most of the juice, however, remains in the country for thirsty Italians. Wine is food in Italy and its rare that a meal is consumed without a glass of vino. That said, it's not common to find many folks drinking wine without food either. In turn, it's a match, and a mighty good one at that. In fact, it's safe to say that Italian wine is a foodie wine – one that goes on the table for a myraid of meals.
For regions, the most popular are Tuscany (home of Chianti), Piedmont and the Tre-Venezie, which includes Veneto, Trentino Alto-Adige and Friuli. Other communes of note are in Southern Italy, and a few good wines are made elsewhere in the country. The islands of Sardinia and Sicily are members of the Italian winemaking community as well.
Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review3.53.7 out of 5 stars
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I didn't find it complex but a nice flavor. Light finish. I would buy again.HaraldU - Chicago, IL42/6/2017Though nothing special, it is a perfectly fine wine, at that price (with the four stars only due to that low price). What a relief, following our nasty experience with the 2013 edition.Anonymous - Sacramento, CA41/31/2017Anonymous - Upland, CA59/29/2016Anonymous - Mobile, AL51/25/2017Tiffany Scherer - Tualatin, OR41/9/2017Anonymous - Ukiah, CA512/29/2016Anonymous - Hilo, HI112/27/2016enid leonard - Eugene, OR312/20/2016Anonymous - Springfield, IL211/14/2016qvollmert - San Francisco, CA410/26/2016Anonymous - Easley, SC410/26/2016tastetestwinelover - South Park, PA410/2/2016Anonymous - Altadena, CA28/29/2016Apollo911 - Englewood, CO47/22/2016
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