Wine Maker: Ravazzi
Wine Name/Vineyard: Unguercio
Wine Category: Red blend
Grape blend: Sangiovese and Merlot
Bottle size: 750 ml
State or country: Italy
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.