La Spinetta Il Gentile di Casanova 2006
Bouquet: scents of wild flowers, cherries and plum.
Taste: full bodied, elegant and refined, sweet tannins, balsamic note, fine finish.
Scents of super-ripe dark cherries, tobacco, spices and leather waft from the glass as the 2006 Il Gentile di Casanova opens up. A vein of minerality frames the fruit beautifully through to the long, creamy finish. The La Spinetta house style built on ripeness and textural depth is in evidence in this Sangiovese-based red but is not as overdone as in previous wines. This is a gorgeous juice. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2016.