Casale del Giglio 2013 Cesanese
WTB Best Values 90 Rating
Cesanese is a low yield, late-ripening variety which lends itself to late harvesting. The cluster is small, sparse and elongated, the berries oval and medium-sized. The harvest does not take place until late October as the vineyards are situated on relatively high, hilly slopes.
Late ripening varieties normally guarantee a long lasting wine; in fact the more days intervene between flowering and maturity the more suitable the wine will be for long aging. Deep ruby red. Intense aromas of marasca cherry, typical of late varieties, followed by spicy notes of white pepper, black pepper and violet. The mouthfeel is soft, with persistent tannins and pronounced acidity, essential criteria for long aging, but delicious right now.
Buy this by the 6pk for $13.99 per bottle