|~ San Gimignano is clearly visible from Campochiarenti ~
The aromas are splendid with flowers, spices, crushed black cherry, and tobacco. The marriage of Sangiovese and Merlot is a seductive one to me and this is no exception. On the palate, the wine is ripe, juicy and elegant with wonderful concentration and balance. The core of black cherry fruit is accented with lively pipe tobacco and mineral notes. Authentic. When you tour Campochiarenti’s vineyards, you are struck by the clam and oyster shells that dot the landscape. They’re everywhere, and they contribute to the complexity in this wine. Crisp acidity keeps this wine fresh and well structured. Will easily last 5-7 years in your cellar but it’s delicious right now. 93 points and a wonderful value. Not imported to the US. About $20 Euro.
|~ The grapes for Vivi are vinified separately and then blended before refinement. Aging in barrel lasts for 30 months and the wine is aged in bottle and additional year prior to release. Vivi is made only in ideal vintages. ~