Ravazzi “Unguercio” 2005

Wine Maker: Ravazzi

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard: Unguercio

Wine Category: Red blend

Grape blend: Sangiovese and Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Tuscany

State or country: Italy

Price: $32.00

ABV: 13.5%

Cases produced: N/A

The Barrel Cellar Score:  91 points

Review date: February 12, 2021

About the Winemaker: Ravazzi has been making wines in Tuscany since 1956 when Enio Ravazzi founded the winery. Since its founding, Ravazzi wines have gained in popularity, and the quality of the wines have improved as the age of the grape producing vines increased. Current winemaker Alberto Ravazzi highlights respect for tradition and their land when speaking of the winery.

Color:  Deep Red

Nose: Oak, fall forest floor, and raisins

Taste: Cherry, plum notes, oak, and earth. Finish: Sustained with oak and black pepper

Assessment: This “Super Tuscan” is full bodied and very old world in character. There is not a ton of depth here, but the wine hits all the strong points you would expect of an Italian red blend. It’s oak forward, bold, tannic, and has low acidity. The nose is glorious, it reminds me of a mid-fall walk through an oak dominant forest. This is a perfect mid to late fall wine and it will pair well with a wide range of foods. At around $32 a bottle this wine is a great value for lovers of old-world style wine.

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Unguericio from Ravazzi is a very good wine.  91 points. 

Pairing recommendation: Fettuccini with crushed tomatoes, grilled lamb chops, or dark chocolate truffles.

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