Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Poderi Del Nespoli Sangiovese - a wine for every occasion

Poderi Del Nespoli Sangiovese Romagna (DOC) 2020, 

13.5% ABV, €12.00 O’Donovan’s.

This is a wine for every occasion

This easy-to-drink organic Sangiovese is a wine for every occasion, proclaim the producers.

.It has a bright red ruby with violet highlights. Aromas are rich, with cherry and plum prominent. Full-bodied, it is smooth and intense, and fresh as

well. Tannins are delicate through to the long finish. Highly Recommended.

The history of Poderi del Nespoli spans four generations of Romagna winemakers “with an unshakable faith in their land and its fruits, tirelessly dedicated to its promotion employing constant research and improvement”.

This Sangiovese comes from organic grapes. This viticulture takes advantage of the natural fertility of the soil, which is enhanced by limited works, improving the biodiversity and avoiding any kind of synthetic chemical products.

Food pairings suggested are Pasta with ragù or tomato sauce, roasted white meat, and partially matured cheeses. Wine Folly points to its high acidity that makes it amenable to a wide variety of vegetable and spice-driven foods; “think tomato, red pepper, and just about anything grilled”. Serve at 16-18°C.

Sangiovese is Italy’s most planted wine variety and is especially associated with the famous Chianti of Tuscany. It is also cultivated in other parts of central Italy, such as Umbria and Marche. And in lesser quantities in other places such as Romagna (part of Emilia Romagna) where this one comes from. Poderi del Nespoli is situated about 75 minutes from Bologna (widely considered to be the food capital of Italy).

* This post is part of a series of Italian wines produced by usually small or medium-sized wineries that are organic and made from native grapes. Taking some “guidance” here from the recently published VINO. Mightn’t always net the hat trick but hope to score two from the three each time. I have quite a few lined up but I’m happy to consider any suggestions or help. #OrganicItaly 

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