2018 Il Borro Valdarno di Sopra Borrigiano
Region: Tuscany - Val d'Arno di Sopra
Cépage: Merlot (40%); Syrah (35%); Sangiovese (25%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating(s): 92+ (RP)
" This is the first wine from Il Borro to be made under the Valdarno di Sopra appellation designation (the first vintage made was 2015), and the wine's name Borrigiano means "inhabitants of the Il Borro hamlet." The 2018 Valdarno di Sopra Borrigiano is a blend of Merlot, Sangiovese and Syrah that sees a brief period of cold maceration followed by ten months of aging in large oak casks. The aim here is to keep the freshness of the fruit intact, and this goal has been readily achieved. The bouquet opens to forest berry aromas with raw plum and fresh prune. This is a terrific wine with a confident, pure and easy-drinking appeal that is nothing short of charming."
Monica Larner (RP) - 08/19