Grapes for the red Poderi del Bello Ovile 2007 wine (particularly the Sangiovese, Ciliegiolo and Canaiolo
grapes) were in excellent condition at the harvest, though quantities were limited thanks to the weather and to a light pre-harvest thinning. Favorable weather conditions helped the delicate harvesting process. The fermentation process is over and we can forecast a quality level for the vintage this year similar to the excellent levels of 2005 and 2006.
Deep, almost impenetrable, ruby red, with violet colored edges. Fruits of the forest, especially
blueberries, on the nose, but liquorice and vanilla, too. Rich and full-bodied on the palate, but soft and
velvety at the same time. Excellent balance between tannins and acidity.
"The 2007 Poderi del Bello Ovile, blossoms onto the palate with expressive, juicy fruit, grilled herbs, dried flowers, cherries and layered into scents of sweet French oak. All of the elements come together nicely in this round, utterly harmonious wine from Masi-Serego Alighieri’s new Tuscan winery. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2015."
The Wine Advocate
I purchased a case at reduced pricing, and it turns out this is an exceptional everyday wine. It opens with earthy berry notes, and the end is spicy smooth.
A little tight right out of the bottle, but a short time in the decanter and this becomes a great everyday wine.
Great with anything Italian.