2006 Tenimenti Angelini Tre Rose, DOCG Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
Vino Nobile is always a tricky proposition for dinner. Unfortunately, like many other Tuscan wines, you really don't know what you're getting. Is it a modernist nightmare, or a subtle southern beauty? Thank goodness this one was the latter - I don't drink much Italian wine to begin with, so a bad one certainly doesn't encourage me to drink more.
This is a good one, gratefully. Bright red fruits, elegant with a sweet texture, the only issue I have is the noticeable alcohol on both the bouquet and the palate. A big issue as dinner continued - I'm sensitive to alcohol, and while some people would be ok with this bottle, this drinks as unbalanced. At least the oak was subtle. And I wasn't disappointed enough that I was going to give up on Italy - wait until you see the next Italian wine I drank.