Pianirossi Solus (750ml)
Stefano Sincini established Pianirossi over thirty years ago in southern Tuscany’s Maremma region. Today it is a 40 acre estate producing sought after wines and a charming old farmhouse converted to a boutique hotel. The wines are produced under the lead of Carlo Ferrini, an important oenologist working with many Italian wineries and abroad.
Solus is one of Pianirossi’s Supertuscan blends of 45% Sangiovese, 45% Montepulciano and 10% Alicante. The wine ages 12 months in French barriques. Deep purple/red colour with a pronounced bouquet of wild berries and savoury spice. Full and round on the palate, with good structure supporting ripe fruit from start to finish.
With lots of forward, voluptuous fruit and a little bit of vanilla from the oak aging, plus a slight spice undertone, the nose is delicate but layered. The palate combines those flavours with lots of velvety tannins and the perfect Italian acidity. I had this with homemade pizzas last week and I can tell you that one bottle was not enough!