Villa Donotratico DOC Bolgheri Red 2015
40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot
To describe a wine is always necessary to decipher the landscape of origin, then place it in the environment that generates it to appreciate nature.
Villa Donoratico is a very large and complex wine that never falls into banality, showing a character deeply attached to his area of origin. Matured in oak casks, extraordinary in its drinkability and his fidelity to the type that can give way to the sensations of red fruits on the nose, and slightly spicy on the palate with a nice ending note reminiscent of licorice.
Rich and complex; with fresh blackberry fruit, hints of balsamic, liquorice, pepper and spice. Elegant with fine structured tannins with a lift at the end. Elegant yet polished and powerful with a sublime finish.
"Showing a thick and well-concentrated consistency, the 2015 Bolgheri Rosso Villa Donoratico is a hearty and bold creation. Cabernet aromas of green spice and dark blackberry are the most evident. After those you get sweeter, oak-driven aromas of tobacco and exotic spice. The mouthfeel is robust and supported by firm tannins. This is one of those quintessential red meat wines. You get very good value here.
(Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate # 233, October 2017)
Would make an amazing pair with Duck Ragu.