Wine to Try: Rosso di Montalcino Leopoldo Franceschi 2016

Updated: Feb 29, 2020

A Tuscan Red from the Tentuta IL Poggione winery and winemaker Fabrizio Bindocci. Coined the "Young Brunello" for its lower price point and playful flavors, it deflects the stereotype of a young Sangiovese wine (bold, high acidity, strong tannins) thanks to aging in French oak.

Priced at a hair over or under $20.00.

100% Sangiovese grape.

From the bottle:

"made with grapes from estate vineyards located in the southern hills of Montalcino, is ruby red with a pleasantly intense bouquet of wild berry fruits. The palate is velvety and lingering with excellent structure and smooth tannins. This wine is an ideal accompaniment for pasta dishes with meat sauces, roasted or grilled meats and mature cheeses."

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