Wine Tasting Note: Fattoira le Sorgenti Scirus, 2003, Tuscany, Italy
Stockist: Cadman Fine Wines [More on UKWOL] Price: £24.99 [More: Adegga / Snooth]
Textured and smooth, wonderful richness but balanced. A flow of savoury edged fruit – hints of tomatoes laced with chocolate, raspberries, cherries and other fleshy fruits. Very ‘Bordeaux’ on the nose – hailing from the blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot (mixed in a 60%/40% blend) thrown in a little oak.
All rather scrummy, full and rich. Perhaps a tad young and missing a little development and complexity and also a tad short on the finish but highly drinkable. Accompanied that delicious lamb dish beautifully. Alcohol 14.5%.
[4 out of 5] Scribblings Rating – 92/100
Normally only 8000 bottles are produced annually, however the hot summer of 2003 reduced this to a meagre 6000 bottles, where deft handling, skilled winemaking and the benefit of vineyards at 400 metres have ensured that another outstanding wine has been crafted by Paolo Caciorgna and Le Sorgenti.
This months Wine Blogging Wednesday has, as its theme, ‘The Letter S’. Sorgenti Scirus I guess qualifies!