The vivid ruby color leads to the fresh bouquet of violets and woodland berries. On the palate the wine is smooth and refreshing with loads of ripe plum and blackberry. Full-bodied with moderate tannins and hints of black cherries and cassis.
I'm often impressed with the (high) quality to (low) price ratio of Wine Chateau's wine. That said, this wine missed on the quality side. The notes are partially correct -- you can taste all 31 hectares of dirt, but nary a hint of Sangiovese. The wine lies somewhere in quality between the wines served at the AutoGrill in Lazio and a cleaning product. I poured it out.
Wine Maker Notes
Vignali Roccamora is born from the collaboration between Gian Andrea Tinazzi and Gaetano Alfano: the estate is located in Agrigento and extends on a total surface of 31 hectares (28 ha. of vineyard; 3 ha. of olive trees). The soil of this province are extremely arid and clayey, with chalky stratifications. The Mediterranean climate, warm and dry, dominates the coast of the island, but the seas’ influence creates some particular weather conditions that give origin to a continuous ventilation.
Raw ham and melon, pasta with sardine, grilled white and red meat, grilled fish. Serve at 16-18°C.
Sangiovese is a red Italian wine grape variety whose name derives from the Latin sanguis Jovis, "the blood of Jove". Though it is the grape of most of central Italy from Romagna down to Lazio, Campania and Sicily, outside Italy it is most famous as the main component of the blend Chianti, Carmignano, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Morellino di Scansano, although it can also be used to make varietal wines such as Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino or Sangiovese di Romagna, as well as modern "Super Tuscan" wines like Tignanello.